Too tired to write full blog post. This shall suffice for now.
I finally got my hands on Game Maker HTML5 beta, and whipped up a quick HTML5 Space Invaders demo. It’s decent, but has a number of bugs that are not present in the Windows .exe build.
You can play it here:
What’s broken in HTML5: The game over function, and the level reset function. That’s basically it.
Still unimplemented: sound effects, high score board, the mothership, invader speedup.
I cheated a bit and made the invader movement be smooth instead of stutter-stepping. If I go through the trouble of improving this all the way, I’ll take care of that at some point.
Look for a post on my thoughts about Game Maker HTML5 sometime after Global Game Jam weekend.
In the meantime, play the Space Invaders demo and let me know how it works. I’m curious how it performs in different browsers, so definitely drop me a comment if you try it out, and let me know how it is on your browser.