Cloud Gaming System – OnLive Offers Indie Game Developers a Direct-to-Consumer Channel on TV, PC and Mac

PALO ALTO, CA–(Source: Marketwire – September 15, 2010) – OnLive Inc., the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games, announced today that it is making its SDK and developer tools available to independent developers to launch their games on its new cloud gaming platform. With the same level of effort made to reach only PC users, an Indie developer can leverage the OnLive platform to release a game simultaneously on PC, Mac, and on the television via the MicroConsole™ TV adapter, available later this year. Interested developers can request the OnLive SDK by emailing partners@onlive.com.

OnLive levels the playing field for small game developers by removing the barriers of traditional retail distribution, enabling them to bring their high quality games directly to a new mass-market audience. “Independent game developers are known for pushing the boundaries of creativity in the world of game design,” said John Spinale, Vice President of Games and Media at OnLive. “By leveraging an open PC architecture, game developers can now release their game on an exciting new platform with minimal effort.”

“OnLive has been great for Defense Grid: Gold. Not only is the game extremely fun to play on the service, it’s also enjoyable to spectate other gamers playing live to see how they’re beating various levels with unique solutions,” said Jeff Pobst, CEO, Hidden Path Entertainment. “With features like the Arena and Brag Clip™ videos, we feel more in tune with our fans and are more empowered to respond to their needs quickly.”

In celebration and support of the independent game community, OnLive also announced that, for this weekend only, it will offer deep discounts on casual and Indie games available on the OnLive Game Service. The Indie Fest promotion is part of OnLive’s mission to put the best games instantly in the hands of gamers.

“This press release isn’t long enough for me to list all the cool possibilities that OnLive opens up for both developers and players. We’re going to see things with OnLive that were simply not possible before.” Ron Carmel, Co-Founder 2D Boy, creator of the wild, wacky World of Goo.

“OnLive is an exciting new way for us to deliver our gaming experiences into the hands of gamers,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe. “Shatter was easy to convert for the platform, and has benefited from being able to reach a wider audience.”

The OnLive Indie Fest promotion offers discounts ranging from 50%-75% off on select Indie and casual games throughout the weekend — from 2PM PDT on Friday, September 17 to 11PM PDT on Sunday, September 19.*

Games featured in the OnLive Indie Fest promotion include:

* AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
* Brain Challenge®
* Defense Grid®: Gold
* Madballs™ in Babo: Invasion
* The Maw™
* Shatter®
* Trine™
* World of Goo™

Full details of the “Indie Fest” promotion are available at http://www.onlive.com/promo/indie

About OnLive
OnLive is the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video game services, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. With groundbreaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to provide the power and intelligence needed to instantly deliver the latest, premium game titles directly on PCs and Macs via a web browser and soon on any HDTV via the MicroConsole™ TV adapter. OnLive technology is backed by hundreds of patents and patents pending. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. OnLive investors include Warner Bros., Autodesk, Maverick Capital, AT&T, British Telecommunications (BT) and The Belgacom Group. More information is available at www.onlive.com

Follow Us!

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information. Most of the excellent CloudTweaks articles are provided by our own paid writers, with a small percentage provided by guest authors from around the globe, including CEOs, CIOs, Technology bloggers and Cloud enthusiasts. Our goal is to continue to build a growing community offering the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more...
Follow Us!

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comics

At CloudTweaks, we're plugged into the cloud, the internet of things and all that the web has to offer. From wearable technology, to mobile computing, cloud computing and big data, CloudTweaks is your source for updates and news on the most innovative technology.

Popular

Top Viral Impact

Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive…

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom

The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life…

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts

Cloud Infographic – Cloud Fast Facts It’s no secret that Cloud Computing is more than just a buzz term as that ship has sailed off a long time ago. More and more companies are adopting the uses and benefits of cloud computing while aggressively factoring cloud services spending into their budget. Included is an excellent…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…

Featured Sponsors

Sponsors

Built For The Cloud vs. Adapting To The Cloud

Built For The Cloud vs. Adapting To The Cloud

Built For The Cloud vs. Adapting To The Cloud It may just sound like semantics, but there is a real difference between something that was “built for” versus “adapted to.” Would you rather buy a house that was “designed for” energy efficiency or one that was “adapted to” be energy efficient? “Built for” describes a…

Placement Opportunities - Find Out!

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Join Our Newsletter