A Gmail Shoot-Em-Up Coded In HTML5



Creative Technologist at Google, Paul Truong, has coded a short Gmail-themed shoot-em-up in HTML5 as a “thank you” of sorts to his colleagues in Google’s Gmail division for their contribution to the webmail space. You can give it a try here.


You’ll want to make sure you’re using a browser that supports HTML5 before clicking the direct link in the Google blog post or the game won’t work. Playing this honestly made me think about how it would be kind of cool to have games built into Gmail itself, using the Gmail interface as different elements.


What that would do to the entire world’s productivity, of course, is another matter…

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.