Will the web browser become the next big gaming platform and where? Google You got into the whole story?
Did you know that browser games existed before the age of Facebook? Yes, those simple and easy games were found in hundreds and thousands of different content sites for the enjoyment of bored office workers. Because of the popularity of Facebook, browser games have become more popular and companies such as Zynga Made their first capital thanks to the platform they created פייסבוק.
Google has already implemented browser games within its social network, Google +, but The company thinks bigger. If we can play Farmville in the browser, then why not Call of Duty? The barrier has always been in the resources that the browser can take from the computer system, but today, using technologies such as HTML5 and full hardware acceleration support, there is no reason why games should not be adapted to run in the browser, Google.
About two weeks ago, Google announced that it had activated the NaCl plugin in the project Chromium, browser Open source from which it draws browser Chrome its source code. The new plugin allows developers to run C and C ++ code within the browser, while the newest version of the plugin, 98534 (or NaCl 3D), allows for much more complex applications to run, and as its name implies - also three-dimensional applications.
certainly Google Working very hard to bring computer games to the system as well.Chrome OS based on the browser, and for this it should allow running games within the browser.
Additionally, Google Invests great effort in the New Game Conference, a game developers' conference in the HTML5 environment. Google Says that at the next two-day conference, hundreds of game developers will gather together with representatives from larger swords such as Codemasters and EA.
And finally, the most "incriminating" piece of information. In the last bubble, a very interesting discussion was added in the developer forum of the Webkit engine, the same engine on which it is based browser The chrome. The discussion talked about the Joystick API and the possibility that one would be embedded into the engine. If embedded, communication between different game controllers and the browser will be possible. This option will allow the development (or conversion) of games that will rely not only on mouse and keyboard and allow gamers to enjoy games browser Even as they lie on the sofa in front of the television.
Although these developments are still in diapers, it seems that Google Definitely promoting the subject aggressively, much more than Mozilla or Microsoft. We do not know when we will start seeing more complex games running in the browser and how exactly they will be run. After all, modern games take up quite a bit of hard drive space. Maybe Google Building on a solution similar to that of OnLive? Maybe we should "load" the game before running it? We will not know, at least until Google decides to introduce its new development.