Shiny Gauntlet Early Access

Shiny Gauntlet, a roguelike action rpg game made with html5 technologies by the multi-talented Glen at Spritewrench, has now entered early access! I gave it a go and thoroughly enjoyed my time. If you’re even the least bit interested I highly reccomend checking it out, you’ve nothing to lose because it’s free! Currently there are both Windows and OSX versions available for download, though I’ve done my part and whined for a Linux version which may be out at some point in the future. Some current feature highlights include:

  • Randomly generated, ever expanding dungeon
  • 21 playable classes, each with their own abillities and passives
  • 23 enchanted rings to collect
  • Leader boards
  • Gamepad support (sorta)

More info, screenshots, download links and more at: Shiny Gauntlet by spritewrench.

Brain Bleeding Javascript Obfuscation

Perhaps due to its very nature, there are a plethora of interesting maddening obfuscation techniques for JavaScript. Here’s a really interesting article which breaks down the deobfuscation of some malicious code which consists entirely of dollar signs, plus signs, underscores, square brackets and semicolons.

url: KoreBlog open source cloud document suite

I’m a big fan of self hostable web applications and services so naturally I had a favorable bias when I came across WebSync, an open source cloud document editing suite. It offers tools for creating OneNote style notebooks, presentations, documents and spreadsheets. As if that weren’t enough, it also sports features such collaborative editing, incremental backups and end to end encryption; not too shabby!