Multi-Touch 'Contre Jour' Game Comes to IE10; Begin Rolling Out Updates to Built-in Windows 8 Apps

Contre Jour has come to the web with Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8. "Coupled with the entirely new IE10 browsing experience, the game play of Contre Jour on the web is simply stunning," Microsoft posted."It is as fast and fluid as many native apps, and with HTML5, IE10 and Windows 8, it is perfect […]

Contre Jour has come to the web with Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8. "Coupled with the entirely new IE10 browsing experience, the game play of Contre Jour on the web is simply stunning," Microsoft posted.

"It is as fast and fluid as many native apps, and with HTML5, IE10 and Windows 8, it is perfect for touch." In fact, Contre Jour is the first game brought to the web that actually requires multi-touch on particular levels.

Contre Jour is based on the French phrase "against daylight," and it started as an iOS game earning multiple accolades, including the 2011 "iPad Game of the Year" and a 2012 Webby award nomination for "Best Tablet Game." Bringing Contre Jour to the web has resulted in arguably the most ambitious use of HTML5 to date.

Multi-touch Contre Jour games comes to the web with IE10 and Windows 8

"Contre Jour with IE10 really helps paint a picture of what is possible when it comes to the future of touch on the web. IE10 not only provides a browser UI that is perfect for touch -- dedicating 100% of the pixels to the site with a full-screen chromeless UI -- but provides developers a new set of multi-touch capabilities that change what is possible on the web. These kind of multi-touch experiences have typically been limited to apps, but with IE10 and its extensive touch support, the team has been able to deliver an elaborate and engaging game that requires users to get hands on to complete levels," Ryan Gavin on Exploring IE blog posted.

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Last week, Microsoft announced updates to several of the built-in apps for Windows 8, such as Bing, SkyDrive, News, Photos, Sports, Maps, Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging. Now, several of these apps are now ready to be updated!

Today, the company has delievered updates to the following apps via the Windows Store: "Bing, SkyDrive, News, Photos, Sports, Maps, Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging."

"Games, Music, Video, Weather, Finance, and Travel apps have yet to be updated," atleast as of writing this post.

Microsoft deliver first update to Windows 8 apps : Bing, SkyDrive, News, Photos, Sports, Maps, Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging

Last week, a Microsoft Sales Vice President told Beet.tv that Microsoft will have 100,000 apps for Windows 8 within 90 days after the operating system launches, which is October 25.

Lorizo told Beet.tv that Microsoft is "expecting to aggressively pursue 100,000-plus apps in the first three months" Windows 8 is available. Added, Microsoft is "putting millions of dollars against that effort," he said.