For years now Flash has been an integral part of many websites across the web. Everything from games, movies and advertising take advantage of the technology. However more recently more and more of the big boys in the game have started pushing technology such as HTML 5 in its place. The latest tech giant to show us something different is Mozilla and their 3d browser engine Gladius.
Paladin, which Gladius is a part of, is Mozillas 3D project aiming to get more 3D games on to the web through your browser. To show how it has been coming along the team have released game called “RescueFox”. The game itself is pretty basic in its gameplay and features, but as they say all great thing start off small. Mozilla has said that Rescue Fox is more of a prototype than a fullt fledged game (which from the gameplay I can agree with) and that it has no plans on updating it or putting any further resources into it at this stage. It was made and released to show that Gladius is in fact real and to show off where it is up to in development. Now that its out for people to see and try, the Paladin team have gone back to develop it further.
The aim of the game is that you’re an astronaut floating in space trying to make your way back to fox. Using the asteroids around, you must navigate to fox before your air runs out. The gameplay is basically clicking asteroids that you are then beamed to. Very simple but hey its not mean to go up against BF3, its a tech demo. In a few years time it will be interesting to see just how far they have pushed the engine and the technology. If you want to check out Rescue Fox just click the link.