Microsoft and Fox team up to build HTML5 Prometheus website

 

If you haven’t noticed, Microsoft really loves HTML5 and the IE team has put together several projects based around the platform. The company has created everything from interactive games, taking music videos to the next level and more, but why stop there?

The Internet Explorer team has linked up with Fox Studios to create the Project Prometheus Training Center and of course, it is built with HTML5. The site is heavily reliant upon jQuery for the UI and controls but the team also created their own special sauce to help out with 3D models, lighting, camera rotation and a few other items. The team will be posting the code library up on its GitHub channel in the next few weeks.

Seeing as the site was designed by the Internet Explorer team, you can bet that using IE9 will yield the best results when you head on over to the site here. Fox Studio’s had this to say about teaming up with the IE team:

By partnering with the Internet Explorer team, we were able to create an online experience that makes visitors part of the Prometheus experience. The HTML5 and hardware accelerated capabilities of Internet Explorer 9 gave us the power we needed to provide amazingly realistic mental and physical challenges that bring the Training Center to life,” said Ira Rubenstein, EVP Digital at Twentieth Century Fox.

Microsoft is pushing HTML5 for a number of reasons, one being that its Metro IE browser will not support flash and requires HTML5 coding for the best experience. We doubt that this will be the last of Microsoft’s IE adventures but we must wonder, what will they tackle next? 

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show the power of HTML5 which is equivalent to the power we had on native desktop development in windows 95. wow I'm impressed...not

neonspark said,
show the power of HTML5 which is equivalent to the power we had on native desktop development in windows 95. wow I'm impressed...not

Yeah, except this code will run anywhere, and on anything. It doesn't require you to buy a copy of Windows 95. And in a few years time, we'll all be playing Crysis 8 in our browsers at full, native speeds.

cyberdrone2000 said,

Yeah, except this code will run anywhere, and on anything. It doesn't require you to buy a copy of Windows 95. And in a few years time, we'll all be playing Crysis 8 in our browsers at full, native speeds.

Not if we're still trying to trick JavaScript into being a production language by then...

awesome stuff, as a web developer myself, these sites make me excited..

i love html5 and i love ie, but html5test.com shows internet explorer is so behind the other browsers in html5 support.. why is that? do you guys think that's going to change when ie10 will be finalized?

I love how when I browse the site with Internet Explorer, it tells me that I need to download Internet Explorer. ****ing idiots.

Wow. Count me as unimpressed...and totally turned off. Aren't games supposed to be fun? I hit half the targets in the first "test" because for some reason I could only be on the left side or the right side of the screen when I hit a key- never between the posts. And is a couple Gouraud shaded/wireframe posts (Two shaded triangles per each of the two visible sides per post- wow!) with a video bobbing up and down in the background suppose to knock my socks off? It's like Starfox, but without the fun. Twenty seconds into the second game, I decided I couldn't take anymore. The IE fishbowl demo is more engaging than this crap.

Doesn't work that well when you do the racing game, you use arrow keys to avoid objects, but they are too sensitive and over half the obsticles are unavoidable.

So in my book the site is already a "FAIL!"

In other words it's just a marketing gimmick for internet explorer.

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