It doesn’t really matter if you’re in the PC or console camp when it comes to gaming at home, we all want more games and better games on our Android devices. A company called Agawi has announced a new platform that will allow independent PC game developers to publish their games using streaming technology for Android mobile devices. The company claims that developers will have to perform no additional effort to port their games to Android devices.
Agawi says that it’s platform is a business-to-business-to-consumer platform allowing the developer to directly publish the games via Agawi so consumers can enjoy them. On the consumer end, players won’t simply purchase the game outright, which is a bit of a bummer. The games will be rentals.
Agawi will make games available as three-day or five-day rentals. Honestly, this could be a deal breaker for a lot of people out there it would be no fun to find the game you really like only to have to keep paying rentals rather than being able to purchase the game outright. The game service uses cloud technology converts the games in the data center allowing them to be streamed as a video to the players tablet.
Interactivity and control inputs are sent back to the web-connected datacenter where the game is actually running. The good news is that since the game runs directly on the server it doesn’t matter what hardware the player is using. That should mean even if you’re using a slower, older Android device, you’ll still get a good game play experience.[via Venture Beat]