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The Crystal Mask of Wisdom

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The Crystal Mask of Wisdom by Rob Beschizza is an entire video game that fits in an 8×8 pixel box (that’s smaller than a favicon!).

The empire of halxe is in despair and dragons scour the land. Search for the Sword of Maguss in the forest of foiwn. Locate the Shield of Doom in the tomb of peuxbe. Collect the 16 rings of power and find the key of souls to unlock the secret of the pinnacle of pain, where the evil Tharg gathers forces for the final attack.

It’s a must play, if for no other reason than to be impressed by how much gameplay they were able to cram into such a tiny space.

[The Crystal Mask of Wisdom]

…It’s TGI Friday: Defender Of The Favicon?

Defender Of The Favicon

Defender Of The Favicon is definitely the smallest game ever featured on DYH.

Designed as a test to see how far you can push the concept of a generated favicon, the idea was to pack a retro shooter into 16×16 pixels using JavaScript, Canvas and Data: URIs

From start to finish, the game took just three nights to complete.

To get everything working: Each frame is generated on the fly in JavaScript into a 16×16 canvas element, then converted to a 32bits PNG images and used in place of the Favicon.

    The game logic isn’t really complex but remains true to the original Defender and provides enough action for 16×16 pixels. The original game mechanics would make Defender of the favicon insanely difficult. Therefore a few adjustments were done : none of the enemies fire at you, your Defender got upgraded with a shield, and finally the Landers do not mutate into unstoppable war machines after abducting a humanoid but wander in your general direction.

[Defender Of The Favicon]

…Firefox just wants to go home?

FirefoxHere’s a quick tip for you Firefoxers out there: To change your homepage, just drag the site’s favicon onto your ‘Home’ button on the address bar.

Told you it would be quick.

[Via: Lifehacker]