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This article was published on March 11, 2011

    HTML5 billiards proof-of-concept is dangerously addictive

    HTML5 billiards proof-of-concept is dangerously addictive
    Joel Falconer
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    Joel Falconer

    Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

    Agent 008 Ball is a timed pool game by Pixel Lab in which you play Agent 008 and are tasked with preventing the terrorist organization CHALK from winning the International Billiards Tournament.

    The game was commissioned by Microsoft as one of the showcase sites for the Internet Explorer 9 launch, asking Pixel Lab for an app that felt like a natively installed application. Agent 008 Ball uses HTML5’s Canvas and Audio features and a JavaScript physics engine for an end result that feels like something written in Flash or for the desktop.

    It’s dangerously addictive, too. Click through at your own peril.