When I login to my Humble Bundle account, I get this at the top of the page.
Now, I click play and it installs.
Then I play freaking FTL: Advanced Edition in the freaking web browser!
Room For Improvement
Games are big pieces of software. Making them playable inside the browser isn’t a short order. Loading all the resources, like graphics, audio, and all that fun, is big.
When I tried to play FTL in the browser, it took a few hours to load the first time. I mean, it’s downloading the whole thing. The second time around, it up within a few minutes, and I this time I noticed that “This page is requesting more than 50MB of space message” as I didn’t leave it overnight to load.
Clearly there is room for improvement, but this is still a huge step forward for the way we can distrubute games and other software.
Take any LOB application that you want to port forward, and consider that you could make it accessible through a web portal, or inside of SharePoint, or whatever.
Now, you just worry the the game works in the browser and not the specific platforms.
Thanks for Playing. ~ DW