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BrendanEich 435 days ago | link | parent

No, not a subset. It's UE3 cross-compiled by Emscripten from ~1MLOC of primary C++ source. Some configury to use OpenAL (mapped to WebAudio), and of course OpenGL-ES (mapped to WebGL).


Arelius 435 days ago | link

It's really not. It's the UE3 Mobile Engine. Which while it's compiled from the same C++ source, It has enough things stripped during compilation to not really be considered 'full UE3' custom shaders for instance are not supported.

And atop of missing some things from UE3, Citadel is designed specifically for limited devices.

While still a very impressive feat, let's not confuse this with running GoW or The Samaritan demo in the browser.


azakai 434 days ago | link

As mentioned in other comments, we also ran other UE3 games, like Sanctuary. We demoed that in a booth at GDC last month where people could play it. That's a full UE3 desktop game with bots, AI, normal FPS mouse control (not tablet-like), etc. etc. You can see it in action in the 2nd half of this video


And it's using the exact same code as this demo. You literally use the same compiled JS, and just swap in a different set of game assets.


Arelius 434 days ago | link

If so, something like that would be a much more impressive demo. Citadel just frankly isn't that impressive.


nailer 434 days ago | link

Brendan what was the game you played at JQuery UK a couple of weeks back? It was Unreal Engine 4 right?

Thanks! (also thanks for JS, it is neat!)


ricardobeat 434 days ago | link

That was probably BananaBread (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/demos/detail/bananabread), which uses a different engine.


nailer 428 days ago | link

BE stated explicitly that it was an upcoming Unreal Engine 4 game (and I've seen / played Bananabread, this wasn't it).


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