<p><br/> If you're bored at work and want an excuse to get busy Screentendo might be the solution.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> The app lets you turn any website into a playable level of iconic 80s Nintendo classic Mario Bros.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Its creator has provided step-by-step instructions to convert the pages into blocks. However it requires some coding skills.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Scroll down to see the video<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Super Mario code has been created by a London developer. Screentendo is an application that allows users to transform websites into 'blocks.' Mario can then be controlled on the stage, like in the game. However, it requires a bit of coding to enable the feature. Screentendo created the MailOnline logo.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Screentendo was designed by Aaron Randall, a London-based developer from London.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Drag an image across a webpage to transform different components into blocks from Super Mario games.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Avengers fans, gather! Limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6... The silent missile that can destroy enemy electronics with... Beware the Text message that could cause a crash to your phone: Malicious... Get up and smell the coffee: Alarm clock wafts aromas of...<br/> <a href="">playing games is always fun</a> </p><br/><p><br/> 50 shares<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Mario appears and allows players to move around on the level and also destroy the blocks.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> ANGRY BIRDS TO BATTLE MARIO TO ENTERTAIN THE HALL OF FAME<br/></p><br/><p><br/> 15 video games that have entertained gamers for untold hours have been named finalists for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> The list includes arcade pioneers Pong and Space Invaders, smartphone favourites Angry Birds and Minecraft and an array of others for consoles and computers.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> They include: Doom, FIFA soccer, the Legend of Zelda, the Oregon Trail, Pac-Man, Pokemon, the Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Bros, Tetris and World of Warcraft.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> In order to utilize it, you'll need to be fairly adept at changing the source code using an application called CocoaPods.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> "When Screentendo is launched, a semi-transparent windows appears, which can be moved or resized over other windows in the application the developer explained on his website.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> 'After placing the Screentendo window on top of an area of the screen, clicking inside the window will cause the app to render the game level in accordance with the content beneath it.'<br/></p><br/><p><br/> MailOnline was told by Mr Randall that he created the app in 'just ' a few days.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> He said that the most difficult aspect of the application was the image processing. This involved making the app know how to process any type of image and the structure that underlies it to create an appropriate level.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> He said it could work on any website, but it works best on pages with 'distinct contrast'.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Screentendo is an early Super Mario Bros. screenshot shown. Screentendo is currently only available for Macs. The code can be downloaded from GitHub. Mr. Randall notes the app is an experimental hack in the moment and has a few flaws<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Mr Randall said he built it as he is fond of building things, especially smaller projects like this.'<br/></p><br/><p><br/> He added: "It's a great excuse to learn new frameworks and languages, and try to solve some intriguing problems that you would not normally work on.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> The idea was born out of an exchange with a friend at work. He spends much of his time looking at graphs that track our servers, and I joked with him that one day I'd design an application to overlay the graphs and transform them into something interesting to examine.<br/> <a href="">playing games is always fun</a> </p><br/><p><br/> MailOnline was informed by Mr. Randall that he developed the tool in 'just a few days. 'The most complicated piece of this application was the image processing - making the program take any image and comprehend the structure of that image in a way that can be used to generate an appropriate game level,' he said<br/></p><br/><p><br/> "A couple of weeks later we had a hackday at my office (where everyone is working on whatever they want) and I came up with a concept that eventually became Screentendo.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> He also noted on his website that the application is a proof-of-concept hack , but still has some imperfections.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> He stated that the phyiscs are a bit off. He wanted to design something that could work well enough'.<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Read more about:<br/></p><br/><p><br/> AaronRandall/Screentendo * GitHub<br/></p><br/><p><br/> Screentendo | Aaron Randall<br/></p>

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