Spelunking 2K by Desire [web]
screenshot added by homecoded on 2015-05-16 22:15:36
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release date : may 2015
release party : Outline 2015
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 56%
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alltime top: #7623
added on the 2015-05-16 22:15:36 by homecoded homecoded

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That's plain awesome ♥ Color, sound, setup, roughness, everything! It's always nice to be personally greeted =) The text2speech thing is meh though (good/bad depending on the daytime).
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:20:36 by HellMood HellMood
Loved the TTS as ending.
Nice mood all along too!
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:21:33 by fra fra
yt/video? can't run it since no chrome (and FF won't do only a black screen here)
The text2speech is surely a something to be debated. I haven't seen it used before so i thought I can give my intro a little extra-edge with it. ;)

Here is a not 100% perfect video capture: http://homecoded.com/prods/hc-02/spelunking2k_1080p.mp4
added on the 2015-05-16 22:27:52 by homecoded homecoded
nice colors and a nice mood (a video is better than a black screen ^^) and what HellMood said - but with extra thumbs for the poetic ending :D
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:33:33 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
awesome piece of js ♥
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:36:28 by guyfrost guyfrost
Great follow up to Mysterious Monorail!
... or maybe Mysterious Monorail is the follow up prod.

FWIW I've been willing to use the built-in TTS for over a year but didn't find a fitting compo /audience for it.
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:48:48 by p01 p01
very stylish, and also thumb for 2k js!
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 22:50:47 by daison daison
@p01: Well, Spelunking was first. :D The original version was black and white. I transformed that then into "Mysterious Monorail" for JS1K. Later, with the experiences from "Mysterious Monorail", I was able to improve Spelunking visually and acoustically by still staying below 1K. I think this is also my first Bytebeat piece that actually sounds like (almost) proper "music".

But 1K was not enough for Outline, and since I always wanted to make an intro with text, I added the text-overlay and tts.
added on the 2015-05-16 23:07:39 by homecoded homecoded
bytebeat, mood, and scene poetry <3
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 23:14:07 by mantratronic mantratronic
really nice for 2k.. gratz!
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 23:14:19 by sINk sINk
Great for the size and hey, thanks for greetings :) Extra thumb for petry skills
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 23:37:16 by Triace Triace
Solid work
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 23:59:09 by Soundy Soundy
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 00:06:39 by Wutz Wutz
I thought it was the end of the demo, but wait... there was more! I loved the text-to-speech + poetry.
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 12:03:21 by spkr spkr
added on the 2015-05-17 12:45:54 by ozan ozan
Bloody awesome! :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 12:56:14 by StingRay StingRay
It's nice, but still javascript! ;)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 17:27:00 by las las
still don't know how to use JS for demo coding... but maybe someday I will know... :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 18:26:54 by Heaven/TQA Heaven/TQA
What StingRay said.
rulez added on the 2015-05-17 21:23:49 by mog mog
well done for the size, I like the novel TTS ending too :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-18 18:40:51 by Crayfish77 Crayfish77
Looks fantastic to me!
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 13:47:58 by fiveofive fiveofive
Spelunking... kinky!
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 14:28:26 by Scali Scali
technically impressive, some nice moments with very nice visuals. too long for me in an artistic sense though.
rulez added on the 2015-05-19 20:02:16 by neu / metoikos neu / metoikos
Black screen only on FF38.1 and IE11. Only garbage on screen with Chrome 43 and Opera 29. Work at really slow frame rate on Waterfox 38 despite a 2500K @ 4.7Ghz. How did you get a smooth frame rate on the video linked here? Older, hacked version of Chrome?
sucks added on the 2015-05-21 19:54:28 by ramon ramon
Waterfox is based on Mozilla like Firefox and is crazy slow when it comes to implicit globals inside evals.You could download the source-version (https://github.com/homecoded/demo/blob/master/HC02-spelunking-2k-by-homecoded.html) from github and run it (without the compressing magic). Without eval, implicit globals are no problem and the intro should run fine ... even on Mozilla.

The prod uses SpeechSythesis which is not available on FF and IE. That's the blackscreen. It should work fine on Chrome 43 as long you don't run it locally. It uses PNG-bootstrap so the demo file loads itself as an image and local file-loading is normally prohibited. Give Chrome Canary a try. That is what I am using. What OS are you on? Your machine should work wonderfully with the intro.

I get around 15-20fps on my 2.1GHz Craptop. To get a smooth video (30fps) I had to render single images out and combine them to a video. I have not linked the video in the official link box because it's not accurate and I'm not happy with it. It gives you an idea how the intro is supposed to look, though.

I actually had the problem of heavy frame rate problems occasionally, too. With a youtube tab open in the background I can somewhat reproduce it. Other websites may have similar effects.
added on the 2015-05-21 22:11:18 by homecoded homecoded
Nice. Voxels and colors.
rulez added on the 2015-05-21 22:41:38 by Optimus Optimus
Could've used a tad more design IMHO, even if that means sacrificing a few more bytes. Good amount of content for the size, though!
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 21:19:28 by Alpha C Alpha C
Excellent colour scheme and scenery and minimalistic tune.
rulez added on the 2015-05-26 09:15:33 by d0DgE d0DgE

You were right. When viewing the demo online, Chrome and Opera works great. It's sad the only browser capable of viewing this demo offline is Waterfox
added on the 2015-05-27 23:00:20 by ramon ramon

Chrome works offline as well. You need to activate local file loading, though. It's a security feature. http://www.chrome-allow-file-access-from-file.com/
added on the 2015-05-28 14:37:23 by homecoded homecoded
Lovely stuff! :)
rulez added on the 2015-07-10 22:55:45 by rimina rimina
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