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Mozilla has placed a focus on the HTML5 15 Sites That Do Amazing Things With HTML5 15 Sites That Do Amazing Things With HTML5 Read More compatibility of Firefox and to show it off the company has created an online game, BrowserQuest, that’s written entirely in a combination of JavaScript and HTML5.

The demonstration is meant to point out the advanced capabilities of a modern web browser like Firefox. Unlike many browser games, BrowserQuest isn’t built using any external plugins. Everything from the game map to the graphics and sound effects are provided via HTML5 and its various APIs. The multiplayer backend is the only significant portion of the game coded in JavaScript.


Demonstration games such as this usually aren’t much fun and end up as ghost towns, but BrowserQuest is an enjoyable distraction that’s full of players. The servers seem to swing between 1,000 and 2,000 players depending on the time of day. This may dwindle over time, but for now there are actually other people in this online world.

As you might have guessed, BrowserQuest heavily prefers Firefox. My attempts to run the game in Chrome and Internet Explorer resulted in crashes and incorrectly rendered graphics.

Mozilla takes pride in BrowserQuest and its active role in the advancement of browser based gaming via HTML5 and JavaScript. Those interested in the nitty-gritty should have a look at the “Are We Fun Yet” page on MozillaWiki, which is where information about using HTML5 for games is laid out.


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Source: Ars Technica

  1. hello
    September 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    hi guys here i bring the extension of this game

    once you are in click on alpha 6 start and create new character

    to global chat, type /1 forexample. "/1 hi"
    to use ur potions and hamburgers press 1 or 2

    hope you enjoy :D

  2. Angel
    May 10, 2012 at 4:07 am

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  3. Chris Hoffman
    March 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

    This is actually surprisingly fun, for a tech demo.

    • html games
      April 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      ...and for extra character hacks (looks, weapons etc) I use this:

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