Artillery gaming company is made up of former Google and Facebook engineers and Sean "Day" Plott--host of StarCraft strategy webshow The Day Daily--as lead game designer, plans to use WebGL and HTML5 to create console-quality games for browsers. While little is known about the game, Artillery's mission statement is "dragging core gaming kicking and screaming into the browser using the latest HTML5 and WebGL technology".
Khronos Group Chapters are having a couple of upcoming meetups. One in New York and the other in Cambridge UK. Find out more about the Khronos Group Chapters. We have lots of information online if you are interested in starting a Chapter where you are.
Marcus Kruger from Goo Technologies discusses why he and his company see WebGL and HTML5 as the future of gaming... in the cloud.
CopperCube, the WebGL 3D editor for creating interactive 3D apps and websites has just been released in version 4.2. It now supports normal maps, import of Blender .blend files, using precalculated lightmaps, includes WebGL performance improvements, and much more. A detailed list of the changes in this free update can be viewed on the website.
Jon Peddie from Jon Peddie Research has published a new book "The History of Visual Magic in Computers: How Beautiful Images are Made in CAD, 3D, VR and AR." If you have ever looked at a fantastic adventure or science fiction movie, or an amazingly complex and rich computer game, or a TV commercial where cars or gas pumps or biscuits behaved liked people and wondered, “How do they do that?”, then you’ve experienced the magic of 3D worlds generated by a computer. This book will guide you through the history of how this came about and show you a little about how it's all done. Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry and was recently named one of the most influential analysts.
Time for web developers to learn WebGL. A great little demo showing off a possible real world use of WebGL.
Dr Rémi Arnaud from AMD offers a great review the WebGL community and a round up of just how fast WebGL is catching on, from SIGGRAPH 2013. "The SIGGRAPH 2013 WebGL BOF definitely had the kind of energy and vibrant community that I took for granted when at Silicon Graphics, but have since learned is rare. WebGL is an enabler;" writes Remi.
Mozilla has released a prototype of experimental WebGL 2.0 features in its nightly and Aurora builds. Find this and more WebGL goodness on Learning WebGL.