http://i.imgur.com/bmHkK.gif
http://play-dune.com/

Some consider Dune 2 to be one of the first, if not the first Real Time Strategy game. Some righteous soul has taken it on to see this classic playable in your browser.

To accomplish this awe-tastic goal they nabbed the source from the Open Dune project and used emscripten to convert the Open Dune C source to JavaScript to bring the browser love. Now if the same could be done for Warcraft: Orcs and Humans!

http://play-dune.com/
https://github.com/OpenDUNE/OpenDUNE
https://github.com/kripken/emscripten/

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 12/31/2012 at 08:32pm

I tried playing this, and while it's great to see such an early RTS, without an manual, it was difficult to pickup lol. I scouted around with my troops and killed all the enemies, but it took me forever to figure out how to build something other than the concrete pads :)

Makes me want to go back and read the books though!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 12/31/2012 at 08:34pm

:D Yeah, I wonder if there are some directions online...

Robert_Lount wrote on 01/12/2013 at 06:35am

I'm having fun.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 01/12/2013 at 05:22pm

Awesome! If you want to play it offline, check OpenDune.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 03:21am

Wow, cool stuff! I remember playing Dune 2 way back in the day on my very first Windows PC. I think I had first played Command & Conquer, but a friend was playing Dune 2 and it didn't take me too long to start playing it. There have been a couple (to my knowledge) Dune games, such as Dune 2000, although I've only played Dune 2. Good memories of staying up until dawn during Winter break in high school playing Dune 2. =)

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