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In Development: Full-On, High Performance 3D Gaming Right In Your Web Browser

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#1
Mozilla are developing a full-on 3D game engine for their Firefox browser. It looks like having a viable high performance game engine built right into the browser could allow first person shooter type games to reach a much wider audience and possibly even raise the bar for integrated graphics - we're already seeing this with the upcoming Sandy Bridge E processors. The project is called Paladin, which is developing the Gladius 3D gaming engine. To help test it, a basic 3D game, RescueFox has been prototyped, although that’s not going to be developed further, but forking is welcomed. We’ll let the Mozilla development blog take it away from here.

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#2
That game sucked.
 

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#3
Remember, it was just designed to validate the game engine. Anyway, it's open source, so can be developed into a full game if anyone is up to the challenge.
 
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Several attempts to bring 3D to browsers over the last decade were greeted with meh. I think this will be no different, though I'm not as sure as I have been before due to the current internet landscape.
 
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Hopefully mozilla accomplishes their goals, since 3D gaming could be a crucial thing in schools, since everyone is changing to tablets/are gretting notebooks and even the blackboards are being changed into smartboards. And with the ability to demonstrate games/complicated things in good 3d visuality it could help children understand better and faster. I remember back in the day, where we had 2 hours a week in school to further develop some of our cognitive skills.
 
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#7
For reference Quake live has a browser plug in.
I heard adobe wanted to make Flash have proper 3D graphics.
 

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For reference Quake live has a browser plug in.
I heard adobe wanted to make Flash have proper 3D graphics.
Yes, I remember that. However, I don't think it's a full-on 3D game engine customizable for any game. Don't quote me though, lol.
 
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#9
Yeah your right its just an updated quake engine for that game. I dont really think Mozilla should concentrate on making a 3D engine as they should maybe concentrate on other web browser technologies, its not their area of expertise. Overall i can maybe see some indy developers making use of something like this or 3D Flash.
 
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Remember, it was just designed to validate the game engine. Anyway, it's open source, so can be developed into a full game if anyone is up to the challenge.
I am sure zanga will make use of it likely for an FPS.
 

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i think it was impossible to make a really good 3D game via browser right now, because it will need massive bandwith just to stream game data from their server to our computer and since linux and windows have different kind of driver it will make developing game for it a little challenging.
 
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#12
If you guys want to see something like this in action for yourself done very well, check out www.interstellarmarines.com

It's an Indie game that's been in development for some time but they have early builds with demo stuff on the site that you can play just in your browser (Running Man, Bullseye). And it's actually done incredibly well. It uses Unity Web Player. I've had some fun with it, but then again I may be biased since I have already preordered back in '09 just to support. :)
 
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quake live is 3d (basically quake 3 arena graphics) and runs on your browser using openGL. You need to install a plugin to get it running.
 

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Gaming in browsers is generally pretty poor compared to windowed and even worse compared to fullscreen. Basically, you got a lot of browser overhead that requires serious security considerations on top of the security considerations in the game. Not to mention, all the other riff-raff that is not game related. Oh, and forget it ever catching on if not all major browsers support it. In short, it's far fetched and nothing Silverlight can't already do...
http://www.silverlightshow.net/items/Perspective-3D-in-Silverlight-3.aspx
http://bubblemark.com/3d/silverlight1.1.htm
http://www.andybeaulieu.com/Home/tabid/67/EntryID/216/Default.aspx

...or Java for that matter (e.g. Minecraft).
 
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The web is constantly moving towards a more visual experience. If you look at the net now compared to the net a decade ago, it is drastically different in terms of how sites even looked. Simplistic went to tables, then now were at flash. HTML5 and beyond is growing. These will only get better as lower end machines get boosts in their graphical abilities. Sure it can advance on CPU software rendering but people will demand more. CPUs just cannot match GPUs. Someone will always make something that will look flashier. Having baselines able to display them is a positive move. Like them or not, this is what APUs can help foster. Even if Intel ends up taking the lead on this front, it'll be these early pioneer days which will be crucial.
 

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still not liking streaming games, better to have code on computer than not, internet bandwidth is still not fast enough to withstand such high demands
 
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Some guy shooting lazers out of his boobs, and a deer in space. Looks promising.