Unigine Demo Ported To Web Browser With Emscripten
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 20 February 2013 at 03:48 PM EST. 11 Comments
The Unigine Sanctuary/Crypt tech demo has been ported to run natively in modern web-browsers -- without any plug-ins -- through the use of Emscripten.

Emscripten is the interesting open-source project that converts LLVM bitcode into JavaScript, thereby allowing any code that can be converted into bitcode through an LLVM front-end can end up in JavaScript. This includes using the Clang C/C++ compiler front-end for shooting out massive amounts of code in JavaScript. Emscripten has already been used for some interesting demos and now it's proven that the Unigine Engine with its intense OpenGL visuals can even be brought into the web-browser.

Read this Mozilla.org blog post about bringing Unigine to the web. You can try out the impressive web-based demo at Unigine.com.
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