Electronic Arts, the giant game maker that has had trouble finding new hits, thinks shooting robots can be done cheaper, easier and in more places. A couple of days back, Electronic Arts demonstrated a sophisticated multi-player video game, complete with three-dimensional graphics and rich illustration. It is written in an Internet standard called HTML5 that enables the game to be played entirely through a Web browser. That means people can play it on smartphones, tablets, personal computers without a dedicated gaming device, or they could play it on gaming machines.
The game, called “Strike Fortress,” has development costs substantially less than a game for a console system of similar quality, said Richard Hilleman, chief creative director at E.A. E.A is showing the game at Google I/O, Google’s annual conference for software developers.
In an article posted in The New York Times, Quentin Hardy says that a game like “Strike Fortress” in HTML5 is something of the holy grail for the gaming industry. HTML5 could sharply reduce development costs, game developers have been concerned HTML5.
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