Google's Chrome Web Store Brings Games To Your Web Browser

At the Google I/O conference today, Google revealed the Chrome Web Store, a browser-based application store where users will be able to download and install games like LEGO Star Wars and Plants Vs. Zombies directly to their web browsers.

The Chrome Web Store, due to launch later this year, will enable users to easily discover web applications and developers to reach a larger audience. The web store addresses problems with integrating web applications into a computer operating system by installing web applications directly to the browser. Google's overview of the technology likens the process to creating a "super-bookmark" to the web content.

The Chrome Web Store will work with any browser, though Chrome users will be able to take advantage of a special built-in app launcher area.

Applications will run the gamut of software types, from productivity programs to video games. During the presentation, demonstrations were made of Popcap's Plants Vs. Zombies, along with a port of LEGO Star Wars called LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2. Both games launched immediately, with the Star Wars title running smoothly in full 3D.

Developers will be able to host free applications on the Chrome Web Store, or sell them via a secure payment system.

For more information, feel free to poke around the Chrome Web Store page. You might as well bookmark it now, before the rush.


    Seriously, Why?

    if i bought plants vs. zombies on ipod will i own it on chrome?
    doubt it.

      But if you bought it on chrome, then theoretically you should be able to play it on your iPod (though probably not optimized for the small screen)

        I sort of thought it would be running on flash? no?

          Actually you do have a point. I haven't heard anything about Flash, but I did hear about Unity, which is another plug-in soon to be built into Chrome, and as such also will not work on iPhone.

          I retract my previous statement and replace "iPod" with "Google Android-powered device"

            retraction denied.
            /format c:/

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