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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Microsoft's Internet Explorer development team continues to create some interesting HTML5-based experiences with the help of some talented collaborators. Today, the IE team has launched a new website called The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator, which is a kind of "Choose Your Own Adventure" experience powered by HTML5 programming instead of plug-ins like Adobe's Flash.

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Basically the site is an interactive comic book, with sounds and limited animation, that tells the story of (who else?) a frustrated comic book artist. The reader can influence the story based on the choices he or she makes. The site was written by Edgar Wright, the writer-director behind three of the funniest movies of the past decade: Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs The World. The art is provided by Tommy Lee Edwards, who has drawn a number of comics such as Marvel 1985 and most recently Turf.

While Brandon Generator will run on any HTML5-based web browser, you are supposed to get exclusive content if you use IE 9 to view the site. The trailer and first episode are now available. The second and third episode will go live in May and the final episode will launch in June.

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