The New Stack: A New Tool for Unreal Engine Developers to Export to the Web. “A Canadian startup called Wonder Interactive is creating a platform to turn Unreal Engine apps into HTML5 apps, which it claims will have ‘near-native performance and lightning-fast load times.’” When I think about the concept of a metaverse, an experience as rich as that of an Unreal Engine game — only as natively-available and fast as an HTML5 app — is what makes sense. Not floating around looking like one of those Wii peg people.
Ars Technica: Indie devs outraged by unlicensed game sales on GameStop’s NFT market [Updated]. “In the first week of GameStop’s recently launched NFT marketplace, the NiFTy Arcade collection stood out from the pack. Instead of offering basic JPEGs, the collection provided ‘interactive NFTs’ linked to HTML5 games that were fully playable from an owner’s crypto wallet (or from the GameStop Marketplace page itself). There was only one problem: Many of those NFT games were being minted and sold without their creators’ permission, much less any arrangement for the creators to share in any crypto profits.”
TheNextWeb: This Chrome extension blocks audio and video autoplay on any website. Sounds good to me! “To the dismay of netizens across the world, last week Facebook announced plans to start autoplaying audio on videos as you scroll through your timeline. But fret no more as there’s an app that can block all the impendent cacophony – on Facebook and everywhere else.”