Mozilla Open Source Effort Accelerates Browsers for Gaming and More

Gaming is among the most resource-consuming and complex of all computing tasks. Historically gaming has been the realm of native code running on bare metal operating systems, but thanks to a new effort from Mozilla, real gaming via a web browser is now a reality.

Mozilla today announced that it has been working with producer Epic Games, maker of the Unreal Engine for game development (UDK). The joint effort has enabled UDK-built games to run inside a web browser. The effort leverages the asm.js JavaScript library as well as the open source emscripten cross compiler.