Forget Pokemon lets catch Favimon

first_imgOne of Nintendo’s most successful series of games has to be Pokemon. It continues to sell millions of copies every time a new duo of games are released for Nintendo’s most current portable hardware. We’ve just seen Pokemon Black and Pokemon White released for the DS, and no doubt the next release will be a 3DS exclusive not appearing until next year we’d guess.But you don’t need Nintendo hardware to partake in a Pokemon-esque game. Visual artist and web designer Matthew Hollett has come up with a free-to-play alternative that has a nice twist to it called Favimon.AdChoices广告Favimon replaces the creatures found in Pokemon with favicon icons acquired from sites around the web. When you start the game gives you a single favicon representing the Favimon site. This is your hero, your means of fighting other favicons in an attempt to capture them.In order to fight these other favicons you first have to find them. This is done by visiting websites by typing valid in URLs to the Favimon search box. If the site you type in has a favicon it will appear on the playfield and you can begin fighting. A turn-based battle then ensues, with each favimon having a health, attack, defense, and speed stat. If you’re good enough the rival favicon will be defeated and added to your growing army of favi fighters.Favimon is a good example of what is possible with the growing set of easy to use and free web technologies out there. Hollett created the game using a mix of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Favicons are found using the Google favicon API and a getFavicon app.The game is a pretty fun distraction and got awarded the Most Original Game award in the Mozilla Labs Game On 2010 Competition.Head on over to the Favimon site to start playing, or read the FAQ to learn more about the game.last_img read more