Multitouch gaming comes to the web with IE10 and Windows 8
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Multitouch gaming comes to the web with IE10 and Windows 8

Contre Jour started as an iOS game winning a bunch of awards, including the 2011 “iPad Game of the Year” and a 2012 Webby award nomination for“Best Tablet Game.” Now it comes to the web courtesy Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 and is certainly among  the most ambitious uses of HTML5 to date. Take a look at this video in which the  creator of Contre Jour talks about the game.

Now, I don’t have access to a Windows 8 touchscreen device so I tried it out on IE9 on my PC. Even hampered by the mouse I was amazed how smooth and slick the gameplay was..the developer seems to have really leveraged the features of HTML 5 in porting Contre Jour to the web. I quite liked the the hero..Petit even there is not much to him more than the big expressive eye.

Based on my experience using a mouse, I suspect the game will be a lot more fun on a Multitouch Windows 8 Tablet..I guess I will have to wait until the Windows 8 launch on October 26th to find out 🙂 Still this impressive use of HTML 5 to produce such a responsive web game opens the door to all kinds of possibilities for truly cross platform gaming.

You can play Contre Jour now at

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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