I can't talk now, I'm playing video games on the internet
January 28, 2006 12:06 AM   Subscribe

Triglav. It's fun, it's gorgeous, it's PC and Internet Explorer only. It's also unstable as all hell, so play career mode unless you don't mind restarting your whole game frustratingly often. DHTML gaming at its finest. (from the always excellent jayisgames, which is having a fantastic week). Triglav was previously mentioned but was as of then unfinished. If you're already hip to it, play meteor busters instead.
posted by klangklangston (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
...ended up playing through the entire of meteor busters.

interesting -- there's a cheat. try pressing (left right left right up down right left a) at the title screen.
posted by provolot at 1:10 AM on January 28, 2006

but what does cheat do?!
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:21 AM on January 28, 2006

Nice finds!
posted by furtive at 6:43 AM on January 28, 2006

Here's the gayisjames permalink, for those who stumble on this long after it's scrolled off his front page.
posted by Eideteker at 6:45 AM on January 28, 2006

I was playing in career mode, not too far along in the scheme of things (floor 6) but when I logged back in, my charcter had switched classes. That made me sad inside. Still a spiffy game, surprisingly deep, but makes me want to find Diablo.
posted by luftmensch at 7:29 AM on January 28, 2006

PC and Internet Explorer only. It's also unstable as all hell...

dhtml gaming at its finest indeed.
posted by quonsar at 8:08 AM on January 28, 2006

dhtml gaming at its finest indeed.

The instability refers to their site going under for short periods quite frequently, I'd assume due to the sudden increase of traffic.
posted by luftmensch at 8:12 AM on January 28, 2006

DHTML gaming at its finest.
By "finest" I'm assuming you're referring to the amazing talent it took to take an open, portable standard and make it work only on a single platform/browser combo, right?
posted by Thorzdad at 8:35 AM on January 28, 2006

Heh. The last time I logged on (I can't from home, because I have a Mac), there was a stream of comments on the site begging to make it work on Macs or Firefox. According to Jay at Jayisgames, there's something browser specific about the javascript it uses. It's still an amazingly gorgeous game...
posted by klangklangston at 9:29 AM on January 28, 2006

There are many more cheats for Meteor Busters, some of which are on the Jayisgames site.
posted by klangklangston at 9:30 AM on January 28, 2006

Eideteker: "Here's the gayisjames permalink

Heh. My brain tends to parse it that way too.
posted by mindless progress at 9:48 AM on January 28, 2006

Thorzad: DHTML wasn't even meant to do anything remotely like this. The fact that it works at ALL is brilliant.
posted by empath at 10:30 AM on January 28, 2006

Nitfilter: If it's PC-IE only, then I think that by definition it fails to be "DHTML gaming at its finest."
posted by lodurr at 10:36 AM on January 28, 2006

empath, in my experience, most things are easier to do in DHTML if you don't have to dumb them down for Explorer. (Since I'm on a Mac, and only have Safari, Firefox and Opera available to me, I can't look at this to see whether that would be the case here.)
posted by lodurr at 10:38 AM on January 28, 2006

yeah, make sure you read all the instructions before you start playing. If you die and you don't have a puppet then you're dead for good.
posted by puke & cry at 4:23 PM on January 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

The technical aspect of building something like this is staggering to me. This is the first of a kind client-side js rpg I've seen, and it's amazing how far dhtml has gone since google maps (or that one swedish map site before it).

The gameplay is not impressive if you've ever played Diablo or its visually stunning descendants, but as a proof of concept: genius.
posted by creeptick at 5:35 PM on January 29, 2006

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