How are the graphics?

These HTML5 landscapes are beautiful.

As always, it’s not how many colors you use, or how many polygons or processing power or anything of the sort. It’s how you use the tools and your creativity that makes a great game. Always has been, always will be. And let’s continue to be unafraid to use color in our video games, shall we developers?

P.S. – They move. Click the link.

9 Responses to How are the graphics?

  1. Joe says:

    That there is pretty neat. Play with the options if you check it out.
    Also, if you have a decent browser, you should be able to zoom it pretty nicely.

  2. David says:

    I’m gonna go ahead and just stare at that for the next 4 hours and hum 16-bit music in my head.

  3. exposicion says:

    amazing…i love oldschool…where did it all go wrong

  4. Blake says:

    Really, those are 8-bit graphics? You mean to tell me NES games are capable of rendering such graphics, or would their processor crap out on them?

  5. Jack says:

    I was confused but what you meant, but then I saw the tag I put on it. Think of that as more “this made me think of NES, therefore, 8-bit.”

    But then you had to go and take it literally 😉

  6. Blake says:

    The link says “8-bit (aka 256) color cycling.” I’m confused.

  7. raindog469 says:

    They are very much like the kind of graphics we got in VGA-era PC demos that ran in DOS, and to a lesser extent, Amiga demos. I’d definitely say they’re more 16-bit than 8-bit, but they’re still pretty clever and awesome. Reminds me once again that there’s a possibility that a golden age of browser gaming (real browser gaming, using HTML and Javascript, not binary plugins) might be approaching pretty fast.

    And they’re a lot faster/better in Chrome than Firefox, sad to say.

  8. Giever says:

    Blake, it’s 8-bit color. The old console 8-bit and stuff was in regards to CPU and such, as opposed to the amount of colors available. 8-bit color allows for a palette of 256 distinct colors. An easier way to understand might be past instances of you selecting color options on your PC, you select 8-bit, 16-bit, or 24-bit, usually, these are usually labeled as high color and true color; 24-bit allows for, like, 16.7 million colors.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-bit_color

  9. futuramaguy42 says:

    Looks a bit like the original Myst.

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