I was very excited this week when I saw that Realm of the Mad God was released on Steam.
An online Flash game! On Steam!
I know this has been discussed a million times here in the forums: The EXE exporter is a constant request among new users that are beginning to use C2. But I haven't seen many topics about HTML5 wrappers.
The new tutorial posted by Ashley, about how Chrome can add icons to the desktop and even run your game in fullscreen, added some light on the subject.
Also: Pokki, a framework for hosting HTML5 apps and running them as desktop programs - using Chromium as its base, also got me thinking about what could we do to bring C2 content to PC - and perhaps, other desktop OS as well.
So, you guys think a wrapper like that could be done for C2?
I'm not an experienced developer, so it is very hard for me to test, get results and start a project to solve this limitation. As a commercial, make-games-for-a-living developer wannabe, I wanted to open this space so we can chat about it! I don't mean to sound obvious, but Steam - and Desura as well - are mandatory markets for indie titles nowadays - the amount of users using these softwares is something we cannot overlook.