IGG, a leading global publisher and developer of massively multiplayer games and Kalydo, a fast growing developer of browser game platforms, today announced a partnership to launch a number of previously downloadable MMORPG games as browser games on Facebook. The first games to receive the Kalydo treatment, ‘Godswar Online’ and ‘Dreamland Online’, will be playable from any website around the world without the need for lengthy downloads and installation.
By upgrading their client-based games to browser-based games, IGG is able to market their games more effectively and with lower overall costs. After converting ‘Godswar Online’ and ‘Dreamland Online’ into browser games, the time needed to play them was decreased from 20 minutes to an astonishing 30 seconds, making it much easier for players to get into the game quickly and without hassle. Thanks to this near-instant playability on social networks such as Facebook, IGG is ready to target this global audience of 500+ million players.
Kalydo is the first company in the rapidly growing browser game space to launch fully featured MMORPGs in browsers, making full use of Facebook’s social features. After their recently announced partnership with Emergent Game Technologies, the collaboration with IGG is their second big partnership in a very short period of time, and a sign of their focus on becoming big players in the browser market. Not content to rest on these laurels, Kalydo has a whole slate of games that will be ready for launch in early 2011. With no restrictions on the particular game engine needed for their unique process, development times are short, and new games can be quickly converted and released to keep up with demand.
The first game to enjoy the Kalydo treatment as part of their partnership with IGG, ‘Godswar Online’, is scheduled to go beta on Facebook in December. GodsWar Online enjoys a special place in this partnership as the first game produced by IGG’s in house production team and the first 3D MMORPG to be based on the mythology and culture of Ancient Greece.
For more information about GodsWar Online and how it was transformed for the browser market visit www.kalydo.com and www.igg.com