As TechCrunch is just reporting, Blue Mars (where I'm currently consulting) is now showing demos of the 3D CryEngine-based world and social game platform running on OTOY's cloud-streaming service on multiple platforms. Above is Blue Mars running on an iPhone, iPad, and a Macbook Air, from within the Mac OS environment. No Parallels or Bootcamp needed, just an extremely small (i.e. a few kilobytes) OTOY launcher that can even be embedded in a web page.
Here's a demo we shot last week in Honolulu, over 2000 miles away from OTOY's servers in California:
This is the demo I've been dying to show off since mentioning it last September: an immersive, 3D experience using the very latest graphics technology that can be quickly launched and enjoyed from pretty much any system. I'm profoundly biased, of course, but I believe this represents a very viable means of making 3D interactive experiences mass market.
For the latest updates on Blue Mars streaming, register for a free account here. And see some more videos on the Blue Mars blog here. Here's my conversation with Avatar Reality CEO Jim Sink walking us through the details:
Some key takeaways: We're rolling this out in the first quarter of 2011, and yes, you can also stream Blue Mars on a good wireless connection. More here from Avatar Reality's Jasmine Spearing.