Opera Unite (“a Web server on the Web browser”) looks really, really interesting concept. These guys are making it easy to share stuff between platforms, and I of course immediately thought “how to make games with this?”
I checked the system, and there might be possibilities for all sort of multiplayer games for example. If they can share files and stuff easily, then what would stop creating some sort of fancy games for this platform (they actually also mention “games” as one possibility for doing things).
Here’s one pretty descriptive article about this system: Developer Primer.
So, anyone gonna try this out? (If so, what kind of game you think you could do with this. Perhaps some sort of collaborative RPG or turn based games at least)
Ian gave a good insight why Opera Unite is NOT for gaming (thanks Ian):
Nope, definitely not; and here’s why in a (long, detailed) nutshell http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2009/06/16/thoughts-on-opera-unite/
Read, especially, the section covering the EULA for Unite, it’s highlighted in yellow so you can skim down to if if you’re impatient.
Oh, and hope you have a great time on your midsummer trip!
You can check out the link on your own, but what I got out from it was that basically Opera guys are taking anti-spam approach on this (which is kind of good for people), but by doing this it also makes it little tough place to start doing games if Opera gets to control over things. Reading EULAs is sometimes problematic, and things change… so I wouldn’t draw too many conclusions out of this yet. Read the article and use your own brain.
We’ll see how it goes.