A Platform Game Written in HTML5
It’s a kind of Mario clone and at the time I named it “Fred Jones in Adventureland”… hmm, not a great name.
The themes of the game are intended to be tongue-in-cheek however. Hence the ridiculous title and deliberately unsubtle references to other games in the genre.
And it is somewhat incomplete; the player has unlimited lives and unfortunately there are only 5 levels. But as it stands it is playable and hopefully a little bit of fun. There are a couple of surprises along the way too.
If you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or 8 the game will run dreadfully slow. (Update: The game now supports the Google Chrome Frame plug-in. If you are using Internet Explorer I recommend you install it.)
Internet Explorer 6 and earlier, Firefox 1.x and I believe Opera 8 and previous will not run the game at all. This is because these older browsers do not support HTML5 (arguably, no version of Internet Explorer supports HTML5, however the game can run with the assistance of 3rd-party plug-ins and other workarounds). Please upgrade or switch to a different browser.
Left Arrow: move left
Right Arrow: move right
Click the link above to play the game.
Unlike most web games the game does not use Flash. The HTML5 Canvas is used to draw the visual elements.
All the code for the game is all available to read if you hit “view source” in your browser and I invite you to take a look.
The game currently has no sound but this could be added using the HTML5 <audio> element.