Play The Original ‘Legend of Zelda’ In Your Browser, In 3D

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Well, here’s a fancy way to celebrate The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary.

Programmer Scott Lininger and artist Mike Magee have cooked up this wonderful if entirely unauthorized 3D Legend of Zelda tribute which is not only rendered in a spiffy 3D Game Dot Heroes style (or, y’know, Minecraft, if you want to be nice and mainstream), but can also be played entirely in your browser either using a keyboard or a touchscreen device. So that’s pretty nifty.

Coded entirely in WebGL, almost the entirety of Hyrule is presented in pixel-popping voxel-rendered three dimensions. It’s not, strictly speaking, a 100% accurate recreation of the game – Link can move diagonally, enemies may react differently than you remember, and some rooms and locations are missing or incomplete – but it’s surprisingly robust, and a wonderful way to revisit the game on this, the day my daughter is to be married the thirtieth anniversary of a gaming treasure. Top shelf.

You can play this 3D tribute here.

(via The Verge)

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