Microsoft's HTML5 showcase continues with Contre Jour

Microsoft has been working hard over the past few months to showcase the true power behind HTML5. We have seen everything from an interactive music video to the Atari Arcade. Clearly, Microsoft is a big believer in HTML 5 and here we are again as Microsoft is pushing the envelope by showcasing how Contre Jour can be run using the platform.

Clarity worked with Microsoft and Mokus (the creators of Contre Jour) to bring Petit to life in HTML5 and Javascript. The end result is the game that has previously been locked to the app world being delivered in the browser. 

While Microsoft has previously shown the power of HTML5 with many different demos, this particular demo highlights the touch experience. Rather than a single point of input, the game can work with multiple contact points (multi-touch) to bring the native experience of Contre Jour, directly to the browser.

You can read all about the behind the scenes details here or watch the video below.

Microsoft has been throwing its massive weight behind the platform as it recognizes that HTML5 is the future of web development and it wants to lead the industry down that path. Contre Jour requires a "modern browser" and naturally Microsoft highlights IE10, which, ironically, 99% of the consumer base does not have access too. 

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