Recently I’ve been wondering how Bastion game can be played on Chrome, for my thought about Chrome Web Store is a collection of Web client application. It turns out that the game isn’t really written with any Web technology but purely written in NaCl [1] (Sodium Cholide? why this name? ^^; ).

With a quick glance, it looks like a replacement of Java applet but built by Google’s version itself. NaCl is not exactly like Java in the way that, I believe, it’s still a platform specific. But Google has another top-up technology named PNaCl (pronounced Pinnacle), this one is more like Java technology, which is designed to be portable.

Unless these technologies are accepted by other browsers… I’m not sure if it’d be a good investment for devs (except those who believe Google will rule the world :D)


  1. Nacl - Native Client ↩︎