Ben Eath: The Surf Ace (Now In HTML5!!!)

Posted by (twitter: @Afal)
May 16th, 2014 2:36 pm

There’s three things that people have said¬†when they played “Ben Eath: The Surf Ace”. It’s apparently “Very Funny” (which puzzles me because it’s a very serious video game), it has “Great Music”, and also “It’s not on Linux so I can’t play this sorry :(“.

Well I have good news and bad news for you all…

The good news is that Game Maker Studio has a 50% off sale, which includes their Export Modules. After a few hours of ¬†umming and ahhing I’ve bought the Android and HTML5 export modules. This means I can make games with HTML5 and Android with Game Maker.

I then looked up the rules, apparently I’m allowed to create ports for the game so I thought “Hey I should port my Ludum Dare game!”. and ported it I did.

This means the following: I have now got “Ben Eath: The Surf Ace” available for web! This means the following things:

  • People on Mac can play it
  • People on Linux can play it
  • People on an operating system which isn’t Mac, Linux, or Windows can play it provided they have a modern web browser
  • People who have windows but are afraid to download .exe files because it might be bad, and that’s not an unreasonable thing to think because I’m pretty sure during the past few weeks I’ve had to think twice before opening something that was called “murder_clown.exe”

So there you go! You can now play your game without downloading any executables! Go play it now by clicking on the image below:


Thank you everyone who’s played so far! This is my favourite Ludum Dare entry I’ve made (for now).

(Oh.. I suppose I should talk about the bad news. The bad news is that this port is incredibly late*, so there probably won’t be that many people that will play this. Oh well, at least I have the HTML5 Export tool for the next Ludum Dare!)

*(This is bad news for me. Sorry that I made it sound like it was bad news in general)

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