GDC 13: Ludei readies 3D HTML5 mobile support

GDC 13: Ludei readies 3D HTML5 mobile support
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

March 25th 2013 at 10:30AM

Technology enables the deployment of three-dimensional games to native and web app stores

HTML5 platform provider Ludei is adding 3D support to its game development platform, making it possible for developers to deliver WebGL 3D games to virtually any mobile device.

Ludei’s technology gives developers the ability to develop and distribute HTML5-based games to mobile or web platforms, opening up a new avenue for cross-platform development.

Developers will now be able to build, test and deploy there HTML5 games in 2D or 3D natively or on web app stores, including the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, Chrome and Firefox OS, among others.

“We’ve already made HTML5 cross-platform 2D game development a reality,” said Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr.

“Now we are unlocking the door for the thousands of Web game developers who want to publish great 3D games on mobile and reach consumers through the most popular app stores. Our 3D rendering allows today’s most popular mobile devices to run a 3D HTML5 game with the same great user experience and performance that native gamers are used to.”

Ludei will support 3D game development via the open WebGL standard. WebGL is the browser equivalent of OpenGL, the industry standard for deploying 3D animated games.

The addition of 3D rendering on the Ludei platform means WebGL runs on every iOS and Android device for the first time, meaning developers can deliver their game to multiple platforms without worrying which devices have built-in 3D support.

See a video of Ludei's new 3D HTML support below:

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/62347921" width="430" height="242" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/62347921">Ludei 3D</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/ludei">Ludei</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Ludei is demoing its 3D rendering technology at the Game Developers Conference at Booth #1031, in San Francisco, this week. Developers can also sign up to be first to try the software and get updates at Ludei’s website.

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