While Valve has been busy proving that Linux and open source are the future of gaming with the Steam operating system and gaming consoles, Mozilla and Epic Games have been making their own strides in the open source gaming revolution on the Web.
“This technology has reached a point where (the) games users can jump into via a Web link are now almost indistinguishable from (the) ones they might have had to wait to download and install,” said Brendan Eich, CTO and SVP of Engineering at Mozilla, in the blog post. “Using Emscripten to cross-compile C and C++ into asm.js, developers can run their games at near-native speeds, so they can approach the Web as they would any other platform.”
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