Dec 30, 2012

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Dune II ported to HTML5 so you can play it on your browser

Back in the days of multiple floppy disk installers, Dune II is one of the first RTS games I’ve played on my 386 and is probably one of the successful ones that started the genre.

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Russian developer Aleksander Guryanov has created a full HTML5/Javascript port of this 1992 game so you can relive the days of your harvesters being swallowed by a sandworm, or spamming your enemy with free men only to be met with a blast wave from a Sonic Tank, straight from your web browser.

You can play the campaigns of all three houses: Atreides, Ordos and Harkonnen with each having about 6MB worth of download. It’s best played on your desktop since you can make use of the hotkeys and left/right mouse clicks, although you can also play it on Android and iOS devices.

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It crashed my IE10 Release Preview but it was fast when it was running. Chrome is a bit slow but stable. Response is not that good when played on a Chrome browser on the Cherry Mobile Flame but still playable. Chrome for iOS crashed on my iPad mini after the opening scene with the Mentat.

If you want to take a trip down the gaming memory lane with Dune II, head over to http://www.play-dune.com.

[Joystiq]



  1. Hey, I used to have a 486! =D Command and Conquer: Red Alert please! Or heck, maybe even Warcraft 2 or Starcraft! Awesome!

  2. Wow, the good old days! haha

  3. But the question is, can you still hack it to get 99999+ credits? :-)

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