While Chrome has supported web games in the form of apps for some time on the Chrome Webstore, the release of Bastion is something of a game changer. You see, Bastion is a pretty beefy little indie game that’s worth experiencing and now it can be run entirely within your Chrome browser. Supergiant Games says the Bastion you can play on Chrome is the same experience you’ll have from the downloadable version available on Steam, thanks to Google’s Native Client technology. Full 1080p artwork, the complete musical score, and the critically-acclaimed narration is all packaged neatly into your browser.
If you want to give the game a try, you can play through the prologue for free. To unlock the rest of the game and finish The Kid’s adventure, you’ll have to buy the full version of the game for $14.99. While the game isn’t a huge 3D experience like Call of Duty or other modern games, you will still need a pretty beefy stystem in order to play the game within your browser. The recommended system requirements are:
- Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
- Memory: 2 GB
- Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB
- Video Card: 512 MB graphics card (shader model 2)
Supergiant Games also mentions that full controller support is not yet available in the initial release, but their announcement makes it seem as though they may be working on that for future updates. So there you have it, Chrome is the first browser to support a full retail release game, contained entirely within the web browser. That’s pretty neat, eh?
[via Supergiant Games]