Independent games developer Spacetime Studios are claiming to have achieved an industry milestone by launching an MMO on both mobile and PC platforms sharing single global server. As an example of what this means, the team have said it is now possible for “someone in the U.S. to play on their iPhone with somebody in Germany on their Android tablet and someone in South Korea on their computer”. Spacetime Studios are now advertising themselves as “the world’s only publisher of platform independent MMOs”.
“There have always been technical walls between players of different platforms,” said Gary Gattis, CEO and co-founder of Spacetime Studios. The Austin-based developer was founded in 2005 by Gattis, as well as Cinco Barnes, Jake Rodgers, and Anthony L. Sommers. “Now, people are free to play on the device they choose with anyone, anywhere, anytime, whether they are at home or on-the-go.”
Pocket Legends and Star Legends both support the multi-platform technology, playable now on most Apple and Android devices in addition to Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. They are already the world’s largest mobile MMOs, having accumulated over seven million downloads. Spacetime Studios integrated their engine with Google Chrome Native Client to develop the desktop clients.
You can find out more about Pocket Legends and Star Legends on their websites here and here respectively, and download them now from Chrome Store on PC, or the Apple App Store and Android Market on iOS and Android. You can also read more about Spacetime Studios and their Spacetime technology on their official website here. Tell us what you think about Spacetime Studio’s innovations in the comments section below.