Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.
This is all fair play when it comes to evolving technologies, but when we do see interesting experiments in this space, we’re compelled to show them to you. That is the case for the recently released Empty Black by Mary Rose Cook: a curious HTML 5 game that manages to capture our attention, despite being (or perhaps because it is) an old-school, 2D pixelated shooter.
To quote Filip Visnjic of Creative Application, this free game is the “most fun we’ve had playing with a square in a long time.”
There are tons of satisfying details hidden in the game, like the health meter, which as Indie Games points out, chips away when your block character is shot at. Other gems include the mid-way save states, which chime a note and remember your progress even if you accidentally close your browser tab (which I did). Here’s a dramatic teaser video of the game:
Check out the game via the link below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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