SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 1 2003-06-02 Article 10041 from section "News"
Easing Complexity of Bringing Games Online, Across Different Devices
Sun's new Game Technologies Group plans to develop next-generation
technologies to allow game developers to do more with Java[TM]
technology. The new group will be headed by Chris Melissinos. The group
will work on developing and delivering Java technology-based solutions
to the video games industry across client and server.
"As the online video game market expands, so do the hurdles and
complexities of building online services," said Chris Melissinos, chief
* officer, Sun. "Sun is in a unique position as we've been
developing massively connected environments for years, and we plan to
use that knowledge to further the capabilities of the * community."
Sun plans to work with the open source community to build Java client
technologies that leverage industry standards and allow those devices to
communicate directly with Sun's game server architecture.
An update to Java*.org will be announced at the JavaOne[SM]
Conference 2003. There will be a new Video Game Summit at the conference
which will offer developer insight and game demos of Java technology.
Other * events include the keynote by Dr. Kevin Bradshaw, an
overview of MIDP 2.0, case studies, Sun game demos and a developer panel
Details at http://www.veryComputer.com/#10041
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