It’s crazy, but I’ve seen this or something similar come up twice in the last week. First, my friend Bill Turpin runs an outfit called Multiverse that is a gaming platform for games that run in web browsers. He can do first person shooters that totally rock.
Then I read a crazy post about a guy at Adobe that can cross compile C/C++ to Flex. He has used this to make a version of Quake that runs in a browser entirely in Flex!
Talk about Rich Internet Applications. These games used to require so much finicky programming in low level languages to work at all and they now sail along on platforms running in the cloud or in interpreted environments like Flex. It just shows how much more powerful the machines and cloud computing infrastructure have gotten.