3DVIA offers Facebook publishing solution

3DVIA offers Facebook publishing solution
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

August 5th 2010 at 3:51PM

New application promises to help indies overcome distribution challenge

French firm Dassault Systèmes has released a new a 3DVIA Player application designed to let users launch 3D games and other applications on Facebook Platform in a single click.

The 3D development tools outfit has built the new tech with independent developers in mind, and promises that coupled with Facebook's huge audience, the new solution will provide substantial help in overcoming the significant distribution challenge typical of social platforms.

“We have taken the guesswork out of launching 3D applications on Facebook Platform,” insisted David Laubner, VP of online product marketing at 3DVIA Dassault Systèmes. “Indie game developers invest so much time and effort developing their titles only to realise the bigger challenge is distribution. Our new, simplified process for launching 3D apps demonstrates our commitment to removing the hurdles content creators face when trying to publish their work.”

The newly unveiled 3DVIA Player application for Facebook harnesses the functionality of the 3D
hosting service available to users of the 3DVIA Studio dev engine and 3DVIA Scene online, consumer-friendly 3D creation tool. The pair of technologies claim to publish easily to an online viewer page on 3DVIA's website, that in turn allows single click publishing through a 'Play on Facebook' button which launches the
application on the hugely popular social network.

Application can also be embedded directly in studio's own developer profiles.