DHTML Arkanoid
September 15, 2007 9:57 PM   Subscribe

DHTML Arkanoid One of my favorite arcade classics, and one of the slickest applications of DHTML I've ever seen.
posted by Artifice_Eternity (25 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Crap. No sleep for me tonight.
posted by ColdChef at 10:16 PM on September 15, 2007


Hey, I know the guy that made that. Scott Schiller works on Flickr, most recently on their gorgeous web-based photo uploader.
posted by waxpancake at 10:19 PM on September 15, 2007


That's pretty awesome. Although the speed seems to fluctuate randomly in firefox. I tried it in IE and got an error "Error: Invalid argument. Line 2281" Still cool though.
posted by puke & cry at 11:06 PM on September 15, 2007


Heh. I recently sat around while Scott got that thing working for mobile Safari (iPhone). Oh the excitement! :-)
posted by treebjen at 11:20 PM on September 15, 2007


well, there's another hour down the drain
posted by pjern at 11:52 PM on September 15, 2007


Awfully cool. I can never get enough breakout/arkanoid.
posted by aerotive at 12:22 AM on September 16, 2007


That it's made entirely in the browser is awesome, but....

Nothing against the guy's accomplishment, but Breakout is perhaps the most remade game in the world. I mean, the original dates to before Space Invaders, to before the Atari 2600. It was made in 1976!
posted by JHarris at 1:52 AM on September 16, 2007


but Breakout is perhaps the most remade game in the world

Dude. Arkanoid is an arcade classic, the definitive Breakout remake. It's still making news in contemporary gaming to this day!
posted by nanojath at 6:40 AM on September 16, 2007


Somewhere on the internet is a Howto that will tell me how to connect my twisty-knob controller to my PC...
posted by Eideteker at 7:35 AM on September 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is there no sound? Its cool, but the the multi-channel, stereo soundtrack of Arkanoid II: Revenge od Doh on the Apple IIgs really set the benchmark for Breakout clones.
posted by ijoshua at 8:02 AM on September 16, 2007


Yes, there's sound. You didn't hear it?
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 10:13 AM on September 16, 2007


I'll have to install the new Opera beta, see if it plays even more smoothly. Apparently their new JS engine is an order of magnitude faster than the old one, and much faster than the competition's.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:23 AM on September 16, 2007


Ah, the sound works in Firefox, but not Safari.
posted by ijoshua at 11:10 AM on September 16, 2007


WHY has no one figured out how to get game controllers to work with web based games? I would go out and buy one if I could use it on web games. Using the keyboard and mouse sucks.
posted by delmoi at 1:05 PM on September 16, 2007


It's buggy. My ball got stuck in an ostensibly unreachable location behind a solid line of gold bricks.
posted by chrisamiller at 1:47 PM on September 16, 2007


Yeah. As a DHTML demonstration: very impressive. As an arkanoid implementation: not so much. The collision detection is off and the speed is way too erratic, even on a fast machine. And level 7 has not ever been fun in any breakout implementation, ever.
posted by whir at 2:54 PM on September 16, 2007


seriously sweet.
posted by mosessis at 2:57 PM on September 16, 2007


Ah, the sound works in Firefox, but not Safari.
posted by ijoshua at 1:10 PM on September 16 [+] [!]


For the record, sound works in the beta for the next version, Safari 3. At least on my PowerPC Mac.
posted by BaxterG4 at 3:16 PM on September 16, 2007


Works for me, sound and all, in the Opera 9.5 alpha. I think it actually plays somewhat smoother in 9.23, though.
posted by Western Infidels at 4:08 PM on September 16, 2007


Gotta say, in Opera 9.23 I found it quite playable. OS X Macbook, FWIW.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:48 PM on September 16, 2007


Not bad. I liked DHTML Lemmings miles better even if I have to run in it Explorer for sound.

Nice to see what can be done with browsers and browser tech.
posted by juiceCake at 5:55 PM on September 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Dan Akroyd? I gotta get me some glasses.
posted by tighttrousers at 7:58 PM on September 16, 2007


... The collision detection is off and the speed is way too erratic, even on a fast machine. ...

Yeah, he's treating the ball as a single point instead of a circle. So a lot of places where you should hit multiple bricks, you're only hitting one.

That said, it's very cool.
posted by Gary at 8:41 PM on September 16, 2007


more like arkannoyed, amirite?
posted by Hat Maui at 11:51 PM on September 16, 2007


Absolutely love this game. Thanks for the post. I really wish Microsoft would release this on Xbox Live with HD support.
posted by NationalKato at 8:06 AM on September 17, 2007


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