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…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.

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…Robosapien is having an identity crisis?

Spidersapien Homersapien

Robosapien, the hackable humanoid robot from WowWee, is doing a little cross dressing for the upcoming Spiderman and The Simpsons movies. The Spidersapien and Homersapien will feature all of the original robot stuff that made the Robosapien so popular, but will also include Spiderman or Homer phrases and movie specific accessories. Though Spidersapien looks like a force to be reckoned with, Homersapien reminds me of some sort of out of proportion Japanese anime character. I’m sure they’ll still sell like hotcakes to fans of the movies though, so be prepared for a robot toy invasion.

[Via: Gizmodo]