Serious games design and technology company Caspian Learning has revealed new technology that allows Thinking Worlds users to publish web-based serious game applications without the need for additional third-party plugins.
Simulations and serious games created using Caspian's Thinking Worlds authoring tool may now be accessed online via Shockwave and Java, obviating the need for game-specific browser plugins.
The new functionality is made possible thanks to a recent core Thinking Worlds update integrating Java Applet and Java Webstart development. Java deployment will be available to all Thinking Worlds users in the next version release.
"Java technology is present in almost all of the world's corporate and military networks," notes Lee Rushworth, Marketing Executive for Caspian Learning. "Having the ability to rapidly create and publish simulations into these secure networks without the need for additional 3rd party plugins removes another huge barrier to the widespread adoption of simulations for training and performance within these sectors."
Rushworth continues: "Pairing this functionality with Thinking Worlds' existing rapid development technology will give designers even more power at their fingertips to help get simulations in front of trainees quicker and more cost-effectively than ever before."