Marshmallow People and HTML5 come together in new arcade style game

Marshmallow People and HTML5 come together in new arcade style game

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Back in March at Internet Explorer's Badger Palooza event at the 2012 SXSW Interactive festival we unveiled an arcade machine running Internet Explorer 9 featuring an HTML5 game based on the popular animated short film “Marshmallow People” from FilmCow. It was so popular, we’ve made the game, developed by Bradley and Montgomery, available for everyone – be sure to check out Marshmallow People: Bored to Death

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Bored To Death is an arcade style brawler intended as a throwback to arcade games of the past and powered by JavaScript and HTML5.. The game has our bored Marshmallow people running around the playing environment trying to keep themselves from literally being bored to death. Even cooler, a second player can join the game on the same physical keyboard. For those interested in the arcade setup, we’ll be taking the Marshmallow People on the road at events around the US over the coming months to give developers a chance to get hands on with the arcade.

For developers interested in the JavaScript and HTML5 behind the game, the team created an in depth Behind the Tech page that discusses some of the challenges the team faced and how they overcame them. We also just launched BuildNewGames.com which provides a lot of great content on how developers can harness HTML5 for web gaming. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Jason

#boredtodeathie

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  • I have to say... I loved Marshmallow People on YouTube and I can't wait to try this game! :)

  • abm
    268 Posts

    Nice game. As of now, I top the 1P challenge.. yay! :D

    Considering http://zone.msn.com/en-us/home, www.microsoft.com/.../playyourgame and the html5 bases *.ie games, it would be wonderful if you guys develop a joint website for all kinds of browser games. Perhaps play.microsoft.com or play.live.com in comparison with http://play.google.com! 8-)

  • I started playing this on IE 10... could not stop.

  • So let me get this straight, you at Microsoft made what seems like a fun game that isn't very pleasant to play on your own Microsoft ergonomic keyboard as the H key is separated from the rest of the keys, well done Microsoft, well done... Great synergy there :/

    P.S. Update the game as it does look fun :)

  • T Windows
    116 Posts

    Thanks Jason for the post we are super excited to see Microsoft take the lead in HTML5 advancements throughout the web.

    IE9 has hit the nail on the head with projects like - Cut the Rope, Hunger Games, Jasmine Villegas web video and more.

    Innovations like this will truly enable the best web experience for users worldwide; continued thanks to Microsoft and the IE Team for all the hard work you do thanks again.

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