Cartoon Network working on browser-based kids’ MMO game

Cartoon Network announced on Thursday that it’s established a partnership with Grigon Entertainment to create a Web browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) called Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall. It will work on both Macs and Windows PCs when it launches this fall.

Carton Network Universal: FusionFall is a 3D adventure that takes place in the Cartoon Network world, where an alien invasion has taken place. The world has 60 play areas where players team up with one another and Cartoon Network characters to defend the universe against this alien invasion. Characters from Ben 10, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Dexter’s Laboratory, the Powerpuff Girls and other Cartoon Network properties will populate the online world.

The secret behind the cross-platform browser support is the use of Unity3D, a game development engine from Unity Technologies that originated on the Mac. In addition to cross-platform native application deployment, Unity supports a browser-based architecture that works using a plug-in; it’s that technology that Cartoon Network and Grigon are leveraging to create FusionFall.

Unity has been used to create games published by Ambrosia Software (Gooball) and Freeverse Software (Big Bang Board Games and Tiki Magic Mini Golf).

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