First, Supergiant Games’ acclaimed action RPG came out for the Xbox 360 as one of the games in Microsoft’s annual Summer of Arcade promotion. Then, shortly after that, the narrator-centric release landed on Steam, which let PC owners tour the game’s shattered world of Caelondia. Now the hit indie’s been made to play in Google’s very own browser software — at full resolution and everything — where even more people can experience one of 2011’s best games.
In a blog post in their official site, Supergiant details the specs you’ll need to play the Chrome version of Bastion:
The Chrome version of Bastion requires:
– Processor: 1.7GHz dual-core or greater
– Memory: 2GB
– Hard Disk Space: 1GB
– Video Card: 512MB graphics card (Shader Model 2.0)
(Note: Gamepad controllers are not supported in this initial release.)
Hopefully, that gamepad support will find its way into this web version before too long. I gave the free trial of browser Bastion a spin on my iMac this morning and it looked as beautiful as it did on the Xbox 360. There’s a significant chunk of initial load time as the game boots up but it ran smoothly for the 10 minutes or so I fiddled around with it.
The game saves your progress to the cloud, which makes me think you can stop and start on different machines. However, you’ll need a Google account log-in to do this. If you’re curious, definitely try it out. Bastion‘s live on the Chrome web store now and, after the free trial, the full game’s available for purchase at $US14.99.
Bastion [Chrome Web Store]