Are you Tableau lover and also a fan of 80s and 90s retro video games?
Gaming now has a comparable history to movies and pop music, and just like with these the good, old classics never go away. So, tell me, have you ever tried playing your favourite games in Tableau? Or did you even know that you could play Pac-Man or Pinball there?If you did not I have good news for you! I have collected all the games the Tableau community has made.
Let’s see the list!
Tic Tac Toe – 2014
Tic Tac Toe is a fun and timeless game. You can play any time and anywhere as long as you have a piece of paper, a pencil, and an opponent. I remember I played a lot in high school between classes and in the last row as well 😀 Have you ever thought that you could play it against Tableau? In 2014 Tableau Zen Master Joshua Milligan used Tableau Actions to teach Tableau how to play Tic Tac Toe!
The Snake is born – 2015
In 1997 Nokia released Snake on a phone called the Nokia 6110. Do you remember it? This was the phone your father used for work and you did for playing Snake in secret. In 2015, the greatest hacker in the Tableau world – @tfoldi brought this game to life in Tableau.
Let’s try the Tableau Cnake 🐍
This game is more than 15 centuries old and still enjoyable, but who really invented the game we all love in Tableau? After Snake @tfoldi built the Interactive Chess game using Tableau JS API.
Pinball is a 1984 pinball video game developed and released by Nintendo. I had the honor of presenting at #tc18 about one of the Starschema Extension APIs, Gyula László had created. Honestly when I got to know that I would have to do a demo about the Beatbox Chart I had no idea about the technical background of extensions. So, I decided to learn it and build one on my own.
I saw a tweet when Ben Jones, Jonny Walker Sarah and … were all playing Pinball.
Huge thanks to @jmarkjewett for inviting me to the @tableau product marketing global team meeting! So great to see everyone, even if it meant I had to get roasted a little ☺️ Feels good to leave knowing the product is in such good hands. Plus, pinball! credit @acotgreave pic.twitter.com/2J5G6Io3A9
— Ben Jones (@DataRemixed) 2018. december 6.
It made me think and I realized that nobody had done Pinball in Tableau before. SO, let’s build a Pinball Extension.
/*Special thanks go to Soma and @judkacag. If you want to play with this version of Pinball, please download it here: https://t.co/Im75snAqdA
Don’t forget to check the High Scores Board. Let’s see who can bring @robrock down?
Have you ever thought that you could play with Mario directly in your Tableau Desktop?
Do you like a nostalgic gameplay? Let’s download the workbook and play it yourself.
Pac Man -2018
Looks pretty neat right?
I’m looking forward to seeing what the community will make next!