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Firefox 15 supports compressed textures for impressive in browser 3D gaming with WebGL

With the release of Mozilla's Firefox 15, comes a new demo 'The BananaBread', a 3D first-person shooter. This demo offers a compelling example of what developers can presently achieve with WebGL and compressed textures. The BananaBread engine is a JavaScript and WebGL port of the 3D game engine used in Cube 2: Sauerbraten. The initial port was accomplished by a Mozilla researcher using Emscripten, a sophisticated LLVM-based tool for transpiling conventional C/C++ code into JavaScript.
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Mozilla making the Web a gaming platform with Unreal 3 engine in a browser

Mozilla is investing in Firefox OS which explains why the company has been working on WebGL, in order to bring 3D graphics to the browser, Emscripten, a tool for compiling C++ applications into JavaScript, and asm.js, a high performance subset of JavaScript. Mozilla also announced at GDC that it has been working with Epic Games to port the Unreal 3 engine to the Web.
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Rayscribe beta available to build and deploy HTML5/WebGL applications in the cloud

Rayscribe offers a unique end-to-end browser based solution to build and deploy HTML5/WebGL applications in the cloud. Using stories, layers and scripting, users can create a wide range of interactive applications. Highlights include: Fully browser based, no plugins, no downloads required; Project collaboration; Easy to use Scene and UI Composers; Resource editor for HTML templates/CSS/Javascript/Audio/Video/Shader; Model management and Preview and one click publish. We hope users will enjoy creating WebGL based applications using Rayscribe.
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Learning WebGL Appoints Tony Parisi Editor-in-Chief


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AEC Hackathon: An Industry First

The first Architecture, Engineering, Construction Hackathon. The AEC Hackathon is using open source and open standard technologies to develop the AEC Hackathon’s software solutions--cloud-based solutions are encouraged. Some data sets and API’s (REST, REST3D, etc.) will be distributed before the event for all registered attendees. Technologies being encouraged include 3D Gaming, BIM, XML, iOS, Android, HTML5/javascript among others. Running from November 8th to 10th this fall, space is quickly filling up, so hurry to get your tickets!
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WebGL 3D engine CopperLicht 1.6.3 released

The JavaScript library CopperLicht has just been released in version 1.6.3, adding support for normal maps, compatibility with the 3D editor CopperCube 4.2, and it also now works nicely on Google Chrome for Android. CopperLicht is free to be used, and can be downloaded for free from its website.
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Mozilla and Goo team up for a holiday competition

WebGL, Emscripten, asm.js and Web Audio API are a few technologies that ensure that the Web offers the best and most complete platform for gaming possible. To showcase these technologies, Mozilla and Goo Technologies are looking for budding game creators to show us their creative genius. To create your games, you will be using the Goo platform consisting of Goo Engine – a 3D JavaScript gaming engine entirely built on WebGL/HTML5 – and Goo Create – a visual editing tool running on top of the engine. There are three categories and everyone is welcome: Best Amateur Interactive Game Scene, Best Desktop Game and Best Mobile Game.
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Intel XDK Updates For HTML5 Developers

Intel has released an update to the Intel XDK (cross-platform development kit). At the heart of Crosswalk is the Blink rendering and layout engine, which provides the same HTML5 features and capabilities expected in the modern web runtimes such as WebGL and Web Audio. However, with Crosswalk, one can see enhanced JavaScript, WebGL, and Audio performance on Android 4.x devices.
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fluent Conference–Javascript & Beyond–The Web Platform 2014

Join the Khronos Group's WebCL and WebGL work groups at this Intel sponsored O'Reilly conference. Hear Tasneem Brutch and Steven Eliuk from the WebCL working group and Tony Parisi from WebGL and glTF working groups.
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One man development team to create a city simulation game in WebGL

"I set out to do something crazy - creating my own city building game. Now I have the technology, the skills and the knowledge to implement it," says the one man development team of CityBound. Citybound is written completely in JavaScript, using WebGL for 3D graphics.
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