menu
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
Subscribe to get a daily digest of new ideas and discoveries and to find out about upcoming events

Microsoft Brings Popular iPhone Game To The Web

Microsoft Brings Popular iPhone Game To The Web

Originally introduced as an iOS app, the physics-based puzzle game is now playable online with Internet Explorer 10.

Emma Hutchings

Microsoft has brought the popular physics-based puzzle game Contre Jour to the web in HTML5. It was originally introduced as an iOS app, where it reached #1 on the App Store sales chart. The game (designed by Ukrainian developer Maksym Hryniv) requires 3 finger touch in some levels, a move that needs Internet Explorer 10 to perform. The interactive experience has rich design, visual features and gameplay that requires multiple simultaneous touch gestures. With a fast and fluid browser like IE 10, the gamer is thrown into the immersive environment. Hryniv said:

At the beginning, I thought that HTML5 just isn’t ready for this game; that we’ll have a lot of performance issues and things that are just impossible to implement using HTML5 or support in a browser. The biggest surprise for me was that performance is good, the physics are perfect and everything is just beautiful.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below to see what went into making Contre Jour come to life on the web:

Contre Jour

{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
{{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Read More Tap to Expand
PSFK Writer {{post.author_display_name}}
  • {{post.date_formated}}
Get a daily delivery of PSFK
TREND REPORT

PSFK Labs presents
The Future of Retail 2015

A Manifesto To Reinvent The Store