Spacetime Studios has just announced that is has done a world’s first when it comes to cross-platform mobile/PC MMORPG titles but placing the entire population onto a single server. This means that people, for example, in Germany will now be able to play against people in North America or any other locations. This also marks the official launch of Star Legends and Pocket Legends for PC through Google Chrome.
Players in both games will be able to play with anyone in the world regardless if they are on an iOS device, and Android device or playing through the browser via Google Chrome. This is the first time this has been done with a mobile MMORPG, to bring it to the PC platform and on top of it go global with it on a single server. Usually MMORPGs for the PC alone have servers dedicated to geographic locations such as European-only servers and North American-only servers.
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For those of you who have wanted to play on your Desktop or Laptop while at home, now you can and with all your friends just like you would be doing on your Android device. The only difference is you will be playing it through the Chrome browser is all, just download it from the Google Chrome store. All the extra details are available below in the full press release.
Developer Website: Spacetime Studios
World’s First MMOs to Unite Desktop and Mobile Devices
Spacetime Studios Fulfills Mission of Ubiquitous Gaming Experience
AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 08, 2011 – Spacetime Studios has achieved an industry milestone by removing the barriers between MMO players on different platforms. Pocket Legends and Star Legends, the world’s largest mobile MMO games, are now the first MMOs in history to allow people to play the same game together on desktop computers, smart phones and tablets.
Spacetime Games are played on a single global server, which means it is now possible for someone in the U.S. to play on their iPhone with someone in Germany on their Android tablet and someone in South Korea on their computer.
“There have always been technical walls between players of different platforms,” says Gary Gattis, CEO of Spacetime Studios. “Now, people are free to play on the device they choose with anyone, anywhere, anytime, whether they are at home or on-the-go.”
Pocket Legends and Star Legends are Powered by Spacetime, technology built to support a global player-base on different devices and platforms interacting together within the same server-set. Spacetime Studios integrated Google Chrome Native Client (NaCl) technology with the Spacetime Engine to create the desktop clients for Pocket Legends and Star Legends.
Pocket Legends and Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles are the world’s largest mobile MMOs with more than seven million downloads and a million play sessions weekly. Currently, Pocket Legends and Star Legends are playable on most Apple and Android mobile devices as well as Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
About Spacetime Studios
Spacetime Studios is an independent game development studio located in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in late 2005 by online game veterans Cinco Barnes, Gary Gattis, Jake Rodgers and Anthony L. Sommers.
In 2010, Spacetime released Pocket Legends, the world’s first cross-platform, 3D, persistent mobile MMO. The game’s pick-up-and-play format, expandable nature, and unparalleled instanced gameplay have propelled it to become a landmark title on Apple and Android-based mobile devices.
Spacetime has been recognized by Develop as one of the world’s 100 most successful game studios. The company continues to expand its content and technology lead in the mobile multiplayer market.