Wolfenstein 5K
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Spiffy  5K wall pattern Don't let the smile fool you!  They're out to kill you! Your powerful weapon Your score increases whenever you hit an enemy.  The farther you are, the more points you get. Your health meter.   When this runs out, you are dead.  Reload the page to play again. Enemies remaining before you advance to the next level.
Turn left Walk forward Turn right Walk backward Fires your powerful weapon
Shoot the evil enemies before they shoot you! Med kits increase your health!
Related Links
Wolfenstein 5K featured in New York Times (7/18/02)
Wolfenstein 5K Homepage at www.the5k.org
Raycasting Tutorial
Wolf5k Dissected
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How to contact me
Contact Lee Semel at 5k@innofinity.com

 

The classic shooter, miniaturized
Coded in only 5K of Javascript

How much is 5K? "A relative thimbleful of Web coding" writes the New York Times. Many modern computer games consume hundreds of megabytes, a relative dumpsterful of coding.

Wolfenstein 5K was written for the 5K contest, which challenges entrants to create a web page in under 5120 bytes. According to its creators, "The idea behind the contest is that the rigid constraints of designing for the web are what force us to get truly creative."

For me, this contest was a perfect break from the complex, database-driven sites that I routinely develop through my company, Innofinity. The goal for my entry was to make the game not only small, but fun and playable.

Windows XBM Support Removed - 1/11/07

I just discovered that XBM images no longer work in Windows XP SP2. There apparently was a security update that removed support for this image type, and it won't be included in IE7. For the time being, this means that Wolf5K will no longer work, at least in its original form, unless I figure out a way around this restriction. If you have any ideas, please contact me.

Featured on Digg - 8/21/06

Well, it looks like someone stumbled on this site once again... I just saw it on the Digg homepage! Just so you know, this was written in 2003 for the 5K contest, but I haven't updated it since, which should be painfully obvious from the browser list below. Let me know how it works! If you enjoy it, take a look at the Wolf5K Dissected link on the left for more info on how it works, and maybe you can come up with your own variation or improvement on the game. Anyone up for a multi-player Ajax version? If you can cram that into 5K, my hat's off to you.

What You Need

On Windows, IE5, IE6, or Mozilla 1.1. On Mac, Netscape 4.77. More details on browser requirements in the FAQ.

Special Thanks

Special thanks go out to David Tomere, David Yellin, and Rob Tumarkin for helping to test and refine the game, and to all the people who posted comments on it.




      Copyright ©2003 Lee Semel - Updated July 12, 2004  
         
Spiffy  5K wall pattern Don't let the smile fool you!  They're out to kill you! Your powerful weapon Your score increases whenever you hit an enemy.  The farther you are, the more points you get. Your health meter.   When this runs out, you are dead.  Reload the page to play again. Enemies remaining before you advance to the next level. Turn left Walk forward Turn right Walk backward Fires your powerful weapon Shoot the evil enemies before they shoot you! Med kits increase your health!