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Marshmallow People: Bored to Death Arcade Style IE9 Game Powered by JavaScript and HTML5

Earlier last month, at the Internet Explorer’s Badger Palooza event at the 2012 SXSW Interactive festival, Microsoft IE team unveiled an arcade machine running Internet Explorer 9 featuring an HTML5 game based on the popular animated short film “Marshmallow People” from FilmCow.

Due to its popularity, the IE team now made the game called “Marshmallow People: Bored to Death,” which is developed by Bradley and Montgomery.

“Bored To Death is an arcade style brawler intended as a throwback to arcade games of the past and powered by JavaScript and HTML5.. The game has our bored Marshmallow people running around the playing environment trying to keep themselves from literally being bored to death,” posted Jason McConnell, on Exlporing IE blog.

Marshmallow People: Bored to Death IE9 Arcade Game

Even cooler, a second player can join the game on the same physical keyboard.

For those interested in the arcade setup, Microsoft will be taking the Marshmallow People on the road at events around the US over the coming months.

The team also launched “BuildNewGames.com” site which provides a lot of great content on how developers can harness HTML5 for web gaming.

Also, for developers interested in the JavaScript and HTML5 behind the game, the team created an in depth Behind the Tech that discusses some of the challenges the team faced and how they overcame them.

Check out Marshmallow People: Bored to Death here.

Behind the Scenes: Bored to Death HTML5 Game:

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