Gaikai unveiled

Thu 26, March 2009 22:29:54

These are exciting times…

The site has not been updated for a very long time - there have been no new releases of vSlider for a while, and even most of the email I’ve received is still piling up unanswered.
But this was for a very good reason - my full attention has been diverted to an ambitious new project, which has been kept under wraps for quite a while.
But no longer - this week Gaikai was publicly announced at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This announcement was made a bit ahead of time (it wasn’t planned until summer), but the fact that OnLive has made the news… well…, brought a change of plans ;)


Gaikai is a startup I’ve co-founded last year. Together with my partners-in-crime, Andrew Gault and David Perry, we are working on a breakthrough concept and technology we call “Streaming Worlds”. It allows players to experience the full richness of modern games directly on their browsers without installing any custom plugins. Instead, the games are run remotely on a cloud infrastructure, the graphics and sound are converted into a video stream in real time and delivered directly into your browser. The technology works, and it is *extremely* cool :)


I would love to tell you more, but right now most of it is top-secret

As you can imagine, this takes ALL of my time (and then some), so most likely I won’t be able to keep vSlider updated any more. It seems to still work well on the WordPress 2.7.x, but then again, it might break horribly somewhere I haven’t noticed… The code is, as has always been, freely available and I’m more than happy to pass on the development task to anyone with the time and skills. If you are interested, drop me a line.

Stay tuned…

5 Responses to “Gaikai unveiled”

joshua wrote a comment on Sun 29, March 2009

can you tell me how to modify the css files of vsider 3 for IE 6,please….

Bochelord wrote a comment on Thu 2, April 2009

Guys, if you are right of what you’re saying (OnLive still has the download problem), you could be the next “liberation” for home (and not so home) gaming…

I will be watching it closely!


Rui wrote a comment on Fri 3, April 2009

@joshua - all the files related to IE6 hacks are on /vSlider3/styles/ieHacks. They are pretty… it’s all dirty, dirty code to make IE6 behave ;)

@Bochelord - thanks! We will do our best :)

Chat Odaları wrote a comment on Wed 8, April 2009

hmm good..

HerseyFuLL wrote a comment on Sun 18, April 2010

Good Shared.

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