Spacetime Studios (http://www.spacetimestudios.com) has ported their mobile 3D MMO game, Star Legends, to Native Client (NaCl) open-source technology, enabling Mac and PC players to join Android and iOS players for the first time in gaming history, says Anthony Sommers, co-founder and chief technical officer, Spacetime Studios.
Pocket Legends, Spacetime Studios’ flagship title, was the world’s first mobile 3D MMO, he adds. It was also the first global, multiplayer game to play across both Android and iOS platforms simultaneously. Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles will break new ground by being the first 3D MMO to allow players on mobile devices to join their friends on computers when it launches on Google Chrome, according to Sommers.
Spacetime Studios worked closely with Google Chrome engineers to bring Star Legends to the Chrome web browser. This was accomplished through the use of the NaCl which allowed Spacetime Studios to run native C++ code inside a sandboxed environment within the Chrome browser. The NaCl supports 3D graphics, stereo audio and local file access which means more advanced games can be created for the browser.
“This is a significant landmark in the fulfillment of our mission to create a social gaming ecosystem where people play together regardless of device or location,”” Sommers says. “We’re thrilled that Star Legends will be the first Native Client game released on the Chrome Web Store.:
Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles is a sci-fi mobile MMO set in a far corner of our galaxy during the 41st century. In this initial Star Legends installment, human privateers travel to the UCS Blackstar, a massive colony ship, to answer the call of fame and fortune. Space-age humans battle against the alien threat known as the Vular, malfunctioning killer bots, and the greed of powerful corporations for resources, power and inter-galactic dominance.
Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles will be free to download and play from the Chrome Web Store when Native Client support is publicly available. The game features optional micro-transactions and currency that can enhance the play experience with vanity items and costumes.