Microsoft launches free HTML5 version of Cut the Rope

Microsoft has been promoting the greater use of HTML5 for web site design and programming for a while now. A few days ago, the company announced on its official Internet Explorer web site yet another way to showcase HTML5 programming with the launch of the free Cut The Rope game web site.

Cut The Rope is a popular mobile game in the spirit of Angry Birds that was developed by ZeptoLab. The object of the game is to cut the rope of a hanging collector. The collector has to sweep around and grab stars that then go into the mouth of the game's main character, a cute green monster Om Nom. It's not as easy as it sounds.

You can check out a behind-the-scenes video of the free HTML5-based Cut the Rope game above this news post. You can also check out a more detailed developers post which gives a lot of technical information about how this HTML5 version was made. The developers also created a version of Cut The Rope that was made for Windows 8 and its Metro-style interface. It's likely that the game could appear as a downloadable app when Windows 8 enters its beta phase sometime in February.

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I just play Cut the Rope on Kindle Fire at Target store yesterday. So I like Cut the Rope. I hope they end up in Windows 8 tablets

calimike said,
I just play Cut the Rope on Kindle Fire at Target store yesterday. So I like Cut the Rope. I hope they end up in Windows 8 tablets

Actually this was developed using W8DP to demonstrate the html5 capabilities of IE10. Also if you open this in metro IE and pin this to your metro start screen, it works just like a native app.

M_Lyons10 said,
Wow. What an addicting game. This would be an awesome Live enabled Windows Phone game...

i dont know if your being sarcastic or not but it already is in the wp7 market.

Gabe3 said,

i dont know if you're being sarcastic or not but it already is in the wp7 market.

If it is, it hasn't been released everywhere. You can't download it in Australia.

Windows Tester said,
Not the first time they have reported old news, they used to report tech news before anyone else, are we seeing a shift?

Neowin is becoming more like ZDNet: instead of having one unified news source, you have multiple authors posting news or editorials, and it's not that hard to guess who wrote what.

Marius F said,
I heard about this almost a week ago ... )

That's because a week ago it was released and announced...