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Katamari Hack For Chrome (and Compatible Browsers)

Soulskill posted more than 3 years ago | from the on-a-roll dept.

Chrome 75

skaet writes "Using CSS3 transforms and HTML5 canvas, the Katamari Hack for Google Chrome (and other compatible browsers) allows you to turn any website into a game of Katamari Damacy! The script was created by Alex Leone, David Nufer, and David Truong, and won the 2011 Yahoo HackU contest at University of Washington."

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Outstanding! (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487594)

That is very cool. I'll have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the night.

Re:Outstanding! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35488186)

I am happy. I am so very very happy.

Re:Outstanding! (2)

Noitatsidem (1701520) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488754)

Hey, I'm running astroids, and TWO katamari games at once. Now that makes me happy.

Re:Outstanding! (1)

Phoghat (1288088) | more than 3 years ago | (#35501712)

It's fun, but other than right click to grab objects, what do you do then? Is it just a vacuum cleaner of websites?

Safari (3, Informative)

mr100percent (57156) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487596)

Works on the latest version of Safari.

Much more fun than my previous favorite browser game, Kick Ass [github.com] (imagine playing Asteroids but shooting all the objects on a page).

Re:Safari (1)

shogun (657) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487886)

You can play both at once but it gets boring quickly when you kill the katamari with the asteroids spaceship gun and just have the music playing against a game of asteroids...

Re:Safari (3, Informative)

shogun (657) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487890)

Ok I spoke to quickly, it just kills the visibility of the katamari, you can still play and everything thats stuck to it is still visible (until shot as well)..

Re:Safari (2)

AvitarX (172628) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488148)

You have just upped the quality of my work days to come significantly.

Re:Safari (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487936)

Or you can spawn multiple Katamaris!!!

Re:Safari (4, Insightful)

Gadget_Guy (627405) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488234)

So according to the posters here, it works in Safari (including on iPhone), IE9, Firefox 4 and Opera. In what way is this something for "Chrome and compatible browsers"?

Let's not go down the old road when people said "Works best in Internet Explorer" only because they did not test anything else.

Re:Safari (2)

cbhacking (979169) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489032)

Amusingly, it does actually work quite well on IE(9). I agree though - standards-compliant websites should be described as such, not as "Chrome compatible." It's good that the script wasn't written in any way that woul require people to be using a specific browser or even specific rendering engine, so why describe it in such a manner?

Re:Safari (1)

ProbablyJoe (1914672) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489100)

Oddly, works for me in Firefox 4, but doesn't work for me in Chrome 10.

Re:Safari (1)

ProbablyJoe (1914672) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489140)

Disregard that, I'm an idiot. Does in fact run much better for me in Chrome, it lags a lot as it gets bigger in Firefox. I'm very amused by it grabbing entire div elements.

Re:Safari (1)

Dracolytch (714699) | more than 3 years ago | (#35490322)

IE9 and FF4 aren't really full-release yet, so I can see why someone might include those in their compatibility list. Likelihood of new compat. issues before release is slim, but I probably wouldn't pre-release browsers as a matter of habit.

Re:Safari (1)

Gadget_Guy (627405) | more than 3 years ago | (#35491202)

IE9 and FF4 aren't really full-release yet, so I can see why someone might include those in their compatibility list.

Internet Explorer 9 has now been released, although it was after the summary was submitted. But Safari was released a long time ago, and it was Safari that gave us WebKit which powers Chrome. It seems bizarre to label it a "Chrome compatible" browser when it should be the other way around.

Anyway, the linked site says "works best in chrome or firefox 4", so not only do they mention Firefox but they also do not use the term "Chrome compatible".

However, I did find an article on this subject [engadget.com] from the day before this was submitted here that said:

Google Chrome may have come out of Pwn2Own unscathed, but you can rip through any website it (or another HTML5-compliant browser) displays -- just pull out your handy Katamari Damacy ball and wreak havok on the page. Na NAaaa, na na na na na na na, na na na na na naaaa...

Hmmm... It seems that something got lost in translation.

Re:Safari (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35488554)

I think you mentioned the site a few months ago but I wasn't on the correct PC. Thanks for mentioning it again.

The incredulity / look of surprise factor.... I can't wait to joke around with close friends I've warned on pointless links, TO THEIR FACE, while smirking and saying "this. page. isssss. craaaap! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!"

Re:Safari (1)

JackieBrown (987087) | more than 3 years ago | (#35490138)

Anymore like that? That was cool.

IE9 (1)

lightbox32 (1903946) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487616)

This is awesome! Works great on Internet Explorer 9 too.

I wanna wad you up into my life! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487622)

...let's lump up to maaakke, that special staaarr in the skyyyy! For youuuuu...for youuuuu!

Opera 11 = Success! (2)

Rinnon (1474161) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487640)

Running in Opera 11 and it works great! Pretty awesome job.

Interesting (1)

Lanteran (1883836) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487650)

Hm, it even works on firefox 3.6- albeit slowly. It's incredibly fast in 4b12 and chrome though. Fun game, also.

IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR MORE !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487656)

You ain't gonna get it from no addon !! Softwares sux big ones and you know it !!

Asteroids (1)

pgn674 (995941) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487668)

I've had an Asteroids one on my bookmarks bar for a while now: Hello, want to kill some time? [github.com]

Android browser works (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487680)

Works on Android browser under Froyo Archos 101. Sweet!

Best anything in the history of everything? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487686)

Yes. Best anything in the history of everything.

Sweet (-1, Troll)

Therilith (1306561) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487694)

I love the screenshots on their website.
Informative yet artistic. Everything I ever wanted to know about KATAMARI HACK.
I now truly feel I can call myself a man learned in the field of KATAMARI HACK.

WARNING: This Is Dangerous (4, Funny)

definate (876684) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487710)

A warning needs to be attached to this game. Katamari is a dangerous game to play.

First you'll start, possibly with some friends, possibly high, rolling things up, and you'll be having a good time.

Then you'll be consumed with rolling things up, accurately guessing what size objects you can roll up, and developing strategies on how to gain size more effectively.

Eventually you'll get what we like to call "Katamari Eyes". This is when in real life, you start to see regular objects in groups, which could be good for rolling up, or areas you'll want to stay away from as there isn't enough growth potential. It's a well known effect.

This destroys relationships, but given you're reading this, I don't think that's a problem you'll have.

You've been warned!

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (4, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487776)

Not to mention the risk of the song coming on the radio and then you slam your car into a mailbox...

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489694)

Not to mention the risk of the song coming on the radio and then you slam your car into a mailbox...

This is especially problematic if you've also been playing a lot of Burnout Paradise lately. *hits SHOWTIME button and starts singing Katamari theme song*

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35489696)

Not to mention the risk of the song coming on the radio and then you slam your car into a mailbox...

yeah, that was a good xkcd. http://xkcd.com/161/

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 3 years ago | (#35498434)

He's just documenting what a lot of us have experienced. Mailboxes are just the right size to roll up with a car. A motorcycle would be too big. Dogs and pedestrians are small enough but (fortunately) don't seem to trigger that reflex.

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

gravis777 (123605) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489770)

Nah nah, na na nah na na nah nah, nah Katamari Damacy!

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

AeonEchelon (2012662) | more than 3 years ago | (#35496690)

Naaaaa na na na nana na na na KATAMARI DAMACY!!!

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

ashidosan (1790808) | more than 3 years ago | (#35491506)

Oblig: http://xkcd.com/161/ [xkcd.com]

Re:WARNING: This Is Dangerous (1)

Deefburger (1345835) | more than 3 years ago | (#35502904)

"Name one time government did any good" Hmm - When it did nothing, and nobody noticed.

Run both (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487754)

You can load and control both Katamari and Asteroids at the same time on a page. In fact, you can even shoot the katamari with your ship!

Right-click on MBP? (0)

rekoil (168689) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487756)

Anyone know how to right-click-drag on a unibody Macbook Pro to get this to work? Double-tap doesn't seem to do the trick for me.

Re:Right-click on MBP? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487794)

control-click, really, you should take a look at System Preferences.

Re:Right-click on MBP? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487806)

oh this is simple, you need to go near a window where the solar sensors can work, then use the defenestrate option.

Re:Right-click on MBP? (5, Funny)

Scotty L (1873912) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487814)

Get a real computer?

Re:Right-click on MBP? (1, Insightful)

NemosomeN (670035) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487844)

Or just select the option to left click. I helped you with this, so you'll have to get someone else to wipe your ass.

Re:Right-click on MBP? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35489610)

What? You think just because you've done a new job you're too good for your old job?

Re:Right-click on MBP? (2)

friedmud (512466) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487914)

Just tell it to use "Left Click" instead... and use three finger dragging to move it around! (Three finger dragging can be enabled in System Prefs->Trackpad if you don't already have it enabled).

Re:Right-click on MBP? (2)

YoshiDan (1834392) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487942)

Click with 2 fingers on the trackpad.

Neat, not all elements can be grabbed. (1)

RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487796)

I can't seem to get it to pick up the FCKEditor. :( HALP.

Neat-o! (1)

StuartHankins (1020819) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487802)

Works on iPad. Good stuff, cleverly done!

This works really well on... (4, Funny)

Janvitos (653634) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487804)

practically any porn site :)

and here comes (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487808)

acceptance of html

timecube.com (3, Interesting)

Lazareth (1756336) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487834)

The very first thought I had was "hmm... website with LOTS of text that I despise and want to roll over and demolish with glee..." Didn't take me long to go to timecube.com

I'm in your timecube REFUTING YOUR STUPIDITY!

Re:timecube.com (1)

deadhammer (576762) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487946)

Just took my Katamari for a walk down Gene Ray's ode to insanity (scrollwheel to scroll down works fine, you can roll it straight down the middle). My Katamari was the size of my browser window and I wasn't even a tenth of the way down. Dude packs in a lot of text.

Re:timecube.com (1)

Pawnn (1708484) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488046)

For some reason, I just KNEW you were going to say Facebook...

Re:timecube.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35489014)

You BLASPHEMER you are SINGULARITY STUPID and will go to HELL

Re:timecube.com (1)

Alsee (515537) | more than 3 years ago | (#35494234)

The site you most despise is Timecube? Seriously?
I consider timecube to be sorta cute harmless nonsense.

I'd me more inclined to pick something like Answersingenesis. Definitely not cute or harmless.

-

Warning to GNU/Linux distributions (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487840)

Just a warning to all, do not use this code as a root user, for the ball can eventually become large enough to take down parts of the web browser. If left unchecked, it can even expand onto the user's desktop. While it completely crashes Fluxbox, Haskell, and Awesome within seconds (and god forbid if your running XDM or SLiM), it has little effect on KDE and GNOME.

Re:Warning to GNU/Linux distributions (1)

DarwinSurvivor (1752106) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487956)

So ... Windows users need not worry? :P

Re:Warning to GNU/Linux distributions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35488142)

Only about malware

-1 Troll? (1)

quantumphaze (1245466) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489532)

Well I thought it was funny.

Rolling (1)

h4x0t (1245872) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487882)

Up all the post I don't care for as we speak.

Flickr (3, Interesting)

friedmud (512466) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487898)

It's pretty fun to use in photostreams on Flickr.... all of the pictures swirling around the ball looks awesome.

Also... if you use it on Google Maps you can kind of actually play a game of Katamari! It really will pick up the map tiles (after it gets large enough) seems to grow extremely fast at that point though.... but I haven't played with the parameters too much yet.

I've been running it with the max number of items with Safari 5.0.3 on a 17" MBP without any trouble at all...

Really sweet hack!

Last weeks news (0)

byronblue (855499) | more than 3 years ago | (#35487930)

Are Slashdot writers asleep at the pen? This has been all over the internet for days now.

HAHAHAH (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487954)

All my tweets rolled up into a ball...

Doesn't work on hotmail tho..

YouTube (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35487964)

Using this on the main page of youtube looks hilarious.

Lots of objects to pick up? (1)

LoudMusic (199347) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488290)

Try Mac Desktops! Their "All" category has over 7800 thumbnail images :)

http://macdesktops.com/?category=0 [macdesktops.com]

Happy rolling!

The official word (2)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488298)

My daughter, who is not a computer geek but is a lover of Katamari, states categorically: "THAT IS SO AMAZING! THAT IS SO COOL!!"

website to roll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35488364)

Go roll this up...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_moths_of_North_America

Re:website to roll (1)

Krupuk (978265) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488934)

Thanks. You just broke my internet!

Every website should have that option (1)

Krupuk (978265) | more than 3 years ago | (#35488926)

I just rolled up this entire site!

Great for getting rid of troll comments!

Old News (1)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489508)

Many Browsers did that with your RAM for ages.

Remind me (1)

CheerfulMacFanboy (1900788) | more than 3 years ago | (#35489534)

Why was Flash better than HTML5 again?

How about goggles? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35489692)

A script that lets you scribble on any web site, and lets others see it too:

http://goggles.sneakygcr.net/

It fails to work on this excellent page (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35490136)

http://www.heathersanimations.com/dance1.html

It's the Wonderful Wonderful End of the World (1)

rjejr (921275) | more than 3 years ago | (#35490482)

If you run this on the Katamari Hack page it looks just like a level in The Wonderful End of the World. Yes, I know that game is a complete rip-off of Katamari, but it has a level where you pick up words just like this level. And a much better theme song IMHO.

Does Wonders for Slashdot 3.0 (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 3 years ago | (#35491496)

See subject.

That (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35493106)

is really fucking awesome.

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