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InstantAction: GarageGames steps towards browser based games

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InstantAction: GarageGames steps towards browser based games

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On GameSpot Australia there is an interesting interview with the CEO Josh Williams of GarageGames about their vision of browser based 3d games and their technology to enable this, InstantAction.

Phlexonance
555 EXP -
November 8, 2007 - 17:43 #

The article is somewhat short on information which could compell the reader to check out the interview.
Maybe you could have mentioned that InstantAction will feature "console-quality" games and will use a new proprietary technology called Torque engine, rather than good ol' Flash.

taumel
63 EXP -
November 8, 2007 - 18:10 #

Okay but it's not about torque only as you can use different gamedev technologies for it. It's more about distribution.

Jan
1838 EXP -
November 8, 2007 - 23:28 #

You could add a quote of something he said, which you found interesting and think is worth mentioning here.

Phlexonance
555 EXP -
November 9, 2007 - 04:20 #

Rather than being based on Adobe Flash or similar programs, GarageGames has created the technology to enable either its proprietary Torque engine or any other game engine to work in a browser.

Basically, we can do console-quality, near-console-quality games focused on core mechanics, action-oriented gameplay--multiplayer stuff with full 3D shooter graphics in a browser.

The technology we have allows you to develop a game as if it were for a desktop like normal.

Also I would have mentioned that it will release in January, is currently in Beta and that it aims at usability.

PS: I would be pissed if this gaming portal would not work with Opera :(

taumel
63 EXP -
November 9, 2007 - 07:54 #

Okay i'll try to keep your points in mind for future news.

GarageGames has a long tradition of not delivering in time so i thought i better leave this out as it's likely that it will show up later. I've read that you should deliver 500-2000 characters for a news but personally i'm not sure if i would like to read this as if i'm interested in the news then i read it double and if not then it doesn't bother me.

As for Opera i think the most important is to get it running on the browsers which are more common first as well as that they are able to deliver reasonable content. Without content they have mostly nothing, with content it could work. But i found it quite interesting what they are trying to achieve with the investor's money as although their technology by far isn't the best one, it's used by quite some indies.