Piste Gamez

Piste Gamez is a small and dedicated group of people, who create computer games as their free time hobby. So far we have realeased 5 games: Pekka Kana 1 and 2, Q-Lat 1 and 2, and Beez. Pekka Kana 3 is currently under works.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Q-Lat in a Browser!

According to our server statistics 44% of you visiting Piste Gamez site use Firefox as a browser of choice. 7% of you use Opera, and 4.7% use Google Chrome. Safari users make up 1.6% of all visitors.

And that makes me happy, since it means that 57% of you will be able to enjoy our slightly delayed X-mas present: A small browser version of Q-Lat! You can claim your gift from here. Official link will follow later. Even though the game works with all the browsers mentioned above, Firefox users will have the extra advantage of not having to use paper and pencil to save their hiscores.

Q-Lat's browser version was build using new features of HTML 5 specification (canvas and localStorage). The specification is still a work in process, however many browsers already support some of these features. Sadly Internet Explorer is lacking behind with no support for canvas in sight, meaning that the 39,5% of you using IE will not be able to play the game with your browser. So if you don't want to miss out this addictive little game (methinks it's actually more addictive than Q-Lat3) do yourself a favor and grab the latest version of Firefox browser from www.getfirefox.net. You'll notice the installation is pretty straight forward, quick, and even all of your IE bookmarks will be copied to Firefox. Or ask your kids to install it. Or if you are at work (where you of course never play games online), ask your tech support to install it. Because of... emm... it's more safe... and faster. And every one else already has it. ;)

6 Comments:

Blogger Ivan said...

Does anyone can see your hi score or it's individual?

December 26, 2009 3:57 PM  
Blogger Janne Kivilahti said...

Currently it's just individual (localStorage saves the data to your browser), but I'm working on a global hiscore table.

December 29, 2009 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome job, I'm really impressed

January 9, 2010 5:09 AM  
Blogger angelo said...

you play bass in sonata arcica?

January 23, 2010 7:33 AM  
Blogger Janne Kivilahti said...

Heh, I wish. That's my namesake. I'm a horrible bass player. That's why I play the drums ;)

On other news, I'm probably going to abandon the global hi score table system. I actually build it, but it's just too easy to manipulate the game with browser extensions like Firebug that it's a fight I'd never win. Oh well...

January 23, 2010 10:44 PM  
Blogger XFactor said...

Sorry i have been out of the loop guys. Work has been kicking my ass. But now that i am done with crunch mode it is good to be back

January 28, 2010 1:14 AM  

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