Firedemo 20th anniversary

It’s been nearly 20 years since we released that old fire effect and the demoscene turned out to love it. I have ported it to HTML5 to celebrate!

It all started when we bought a math coprocessor for our 386/25 and I started playing with fractals and plasmas. A few programming mistakes later, this thing came out and looked neat, so we slapped JCAB’s VT player and released it. Eternal gratitude to Jester of Sanity for unknowingly lending me his fantastic ‘Elysium’ mod – it didn’t take me long to learn that such acts were VERY badly frowned upon.

You can check out the source code on github if you are so inclined. The comments are slightly better this time! This version runs rather slowly on Chrome, and I don’t really know why, but IE, Firefox (Win and Android) and iOS Safari work great.

3 thoughts on “Firedemo 20th anniversary

  1. I used to watch this demo for hours, completely entranced. And weirdly I was just remembering this today, and I wondered if I could find it, so I searched around, only to discover that you have just ported it to HTML5 in the past week! Weird synchronicities. Anyway, nice work and thanks for revisiting your old stuff.

  2. Aw, this stuff how and why I started to code from, 20 years ago.
    Thank, you Jare.

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