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Cut The Rope in HTML 5

In order to show developers the power of HTML 5, the astonishing successful mobile game Cut The Rope has been partially ported from Objective-C to Javascript and can be played for free in http://www.cuttherope.ie/, sponsored by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, with some unique levels in this version, like the one below.

In the up-right corner of the website, you will find a link to Behind the Scenes developer section, where I found some interesting notes:

We think that the HTML5 version makes the web more fun and it demonstrates the advances in standards support made in the latest version of Internet Explorer. With that in mind, we want to share some of the cool “behind the scenes” technical details used on this project to help you build your own HTML5 sites and ultimately get ready for the Windows 8 Store!

Regarding performance, the developer section shows a comparison table with the average framerate on some different systems.

You can see that you can get almost the same Framerate whether using Win7,i7 CPU and 8GB RAM and a Win8,i5 CPU and 4GB RAM. But wait! RAM “quantity” is not really important, nor CPU speed. I think the most important component to compare here is the GPU (a lacking column in this table), namely the GPU Clock Frequency and RAM, that have much more influence in FPS than the aspects shown here, so I’d like to see some independent tests and comparisons between Browsers on the same system (like they did with Windows 7 here, but with different systems, which will obviously change the results).

Appart from that browser wars, I was flabbergasted by seeing one of the last year’s most bought games running fully on JavaScript + HTML5. This shows how promising the web can be in the very near future.

Finally, here is the video on the dev page on YouTube.

About the author

Ricardo Dias

Ricardo Dias was born in Entroncamento, Portugal and is studying Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at University of Aveiro. He is a researcher in robotics and is currently the Team Leader of CAMBADA@MSL team. As a hobby, he is also a freelancer Stage Lighting Designer.

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