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Magnus Alm, CEO of Muskedunder Interactive and good friend of mine, pointed me toward his company’s latest creation. It’s a fun little rhythm advergame created for Pepsi’s Swedish website with a few cool songs. The game is in Swedish, but if you’ve played Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution, you know how to play.
The most interesting thing about the game though is the presentation. The game is in 3D, played straight in your browser with no special software to install. The graphics won’t rival dedicated PC games, of course, but nevertheless impressive considering the limitations.
3D games in browser are becoming more common. InstantAction is a website that lets you play directly in your browser — it has better graphics and faster framerate, but requires a special download. A little while ago, iD Software anounced Quake Zero, an upcoming free version of Quake 3 that will be playable in your browser.
Browser gaming with 3D graphics is definitely on the rise. It’s a trend worth keeping an eye on.