Digital Harmony Games has announced that the beta for it’s new real-time cross-platform gaming technology has opened up for developers to sign-up, test out and introduce their cross-platform technology into their current and future games. This will let all developers connect all smartphone, tablet, and browser platforms into the same environment in a cloud-based network.
The demo in the video below is pretty interesting as two people play a game of Pong across two devices on two different platforms. It’s a simple demonstration but as the company mentions, it can be across all platforms for real-time gaming. This sort of technology isn’t really geared towards MMO-type games simply because those particular games are server-based games already which allows them to be cross-platform compatible with the game data.
This new technology is more geared towards other games that could be played with only a few people such as an air hockey game across two devices (like the Pong demo) or perhaps an RTS game where everyone is on a different platform (browser, iPad, Android tablet for example). The best part about the technology is that it can make the playing field spread across all devices for whatever game you are playing if it needs to be.
If you are interested in trying this out for future games if you are a developer, you can head over to the Digital Harmony Games’ site and sign-up for the beta. You can check out the full press release below for additional details.
Developer Website: Digital Harmony Games
The Middleware Network Solution Enables Developers To Connect Smartphone, Tablet And Browser Platforms Into One Real-Time Environment; Now Accepting Registrations For Its Upcoming Beta
AUSTIN, TX.-October 18, 2011 – Digital Harmony Games, a new interactive entertainment developer of social, casual games and developer of B2B real-time cross-platform connective technology, today announced it has launched the registration for the beta for its cross-platform technology development engine, Harmony Tech. Harmony Tech is a patent-pending middleware network solution that enables any and all developers to connect all smartphone, tablet, and browser platforms into the same environment in a cloud-based network architecture.
Developers of all sizes and interested industry personnel can visit the freshly launched Digital Harmony site at www.digitalharmonygames.com for more information and to sign up for the beta test.
“The game industry today offers plenty of high-quality development engines to choose from but unfortunately, there is no technology that enables real time, multiplayer capabilities across all smartphone, tablet, and browser platforms,” said Jeff Lujan, CEO of Digital Harmony Games. “Social games are the new buzz word in the industry, but it’s limited to device specific social play. An iPhone user can only play in real time with another iPhone user but we don’t feel that is true social connectivity. That’s just online play with social features, stuck in its own device!”
The mobile, tablet, browser space (gaming or otherwise) is headed in the cross-platform connective era. Today this is available in a limited, turn-based capacity reliant on a user waiting for another user to respond. In this way, the turn-based connectivity restricts socializing to a ‘wait-for-a-reply’ type of experience. However, that’s still not social. That is essentially a text message!
“Digital Harmony’s patent-pending Harmony Tech paired with our cross-platform designed games, is set to revolutionize the social games space while adding value to, not only games, but all industries that utilize mobile, browser, and tablet devices,” Lujan continued.
“We’re very excited to see what other developers can create with our cross-platform connective technology.”
The Harmony Tech Beta will begin later this year. Developers can sign up for the beta on the Digital Harmony website at www.digitalharmonygames.com For more information, visit www.digitalharmonygames.com or follow the company on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/206213466114583/
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