Google does wonders when it comes to web applications. Running fully functional programs from your browser, without having to install them to your hard drive is revolutionary. Well now Google aims to take it one step further, by offering gaming through the power of their web browser ‘Chrome’. At the Google I/O conference today, Google revealed the Chrome Web Store, a browser-based application store where users will be able to download and install games like LEGO Star Wars and Plants Vs. Zombies directly to their web browsers. Those using other browsers will still be able to use the Chrome web store. However the Chrome browser itself offers a very special app launch center.
Kotaku released the following information about the Google Chrome Web Store.
Applications will run the gamut of software types, from productivity programs to video games. During the presentation, demonstrations were made of Popcap’s Plants Vs. Zombies, along with a port of LEGO Star Wars called LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2. Both games launched immediately, with the Star Wars title running smoothly in full 3D.
Developers will be able to host free applications on the Chrome Web Store, or sell them via a secure payment system.
Fully functional 3D games operating through your browser? Sounds brilliant to me. You can find out more about the service here.