In order to showcase the potential of HTML5 over HTML 4.0.1, Google has made a multiplayer port of Quake 2
that will run in Chrome and Safari browsers.
was made open-source by id Software a while back as part of a habit of turning older games over to modding communities once newer titles are released.
The HTML5 version of Quake 2
) shows off a number of new features, such as WebGL and Canvas API, and is based on the Jake2 Java port of Quake 2
On the downside, the framerate perhaps isn't as high as it should be to properly enjoy Quake 2
and it's hard to be all that impressed when id Software has already released a multiplayer version of the technologically superior Quake 3: Arena
which also runs in browsers; Quake Live
If you want to have a go at running Google's Quake 2
port yourself then you'll need to head over to the official site
, otherwise you can check out the video below and let us know your thoughts in the forums