igLoader is a neat application that can get your game demo online without need to use Flash or other web programming language. You just purchase the kit & go online. It was actually quite fun to see igLoader to embed a web browser inside igLoader… and browse another igLoader site inside igLoader… makes your head spin.
This is what the developer mentioned at indiegamer boards:
Our product, igLoader, works with Firefox, Opera, Netscape and IE. It’s incredibly simple to use, we have lots of satisfied customers including miniclip.com, who are in the process of moving all their old ActiveX games to igLoader. The latest version allows you to embed movies/music/flash or even complete HTML pages as the game downloads; perhaps giving your customers a flash mini-game to play as the game “proper” downloads.
The author continues:
All the igLoader commands for network and embedding control are native to the language. A leading Basic manufacturer have adapted their latest software to integrate properly with igLoader (not official yet, still beta).
I think the igLoader stands out with these features:
- It works with different browsers (you need the small plugin – similar to Flash, but smaller file size)
- It doesn’t require (almost any) additional programming, the game you have is automatically converted into a webversion. No Flash coding, no additional graphics making, no (almost) nothing!
- Price: about 60 bucks per title – compare to the price of transporting your game to Flash/Java and getting it to web…
As mentioned, the application costs about US$60, and there’s a free development edition available at their site. To find out more, and to download the development edition visit www.igloader.com.