Some time back Adobe Labs released and early 3D API’s for Flash and Air. This preview release is designed for evaluation purposes only.
“Molehill” is the code name for a new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that will enable advanced 3D experiences across screens through the Adobe® Flash® Platform runtimes. These new low-level APIs will provide advanced 3D and 3D engine developers the flexibility to leverage GPU hardware acceleration for significant performance gains. Today, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, renders thousands of non z-buffered triangles at approximately 30 Hz. With the new 3D APIs, developers can expect hundreds of thousands of z-buffered triangles to be rendered at HD resolution in full screen at around 60 Hz. Using the new 3D APIs in Flash Player and AIR will make it possible to deliver sophisticated 3D experiences across almost every computer and device connected to the Internet.
The 3D capabilities enabled by the new APIs will also be available to the broader developer community through popular ActionScript® 3D frameworks, such as Alternativa3D, Away3d, CopperCube, Flare3D, Minko, Sophie3D or Yogurt3D.
For more information on the Molehill API you can check out Thibault Imbert’s post here
If you want to play this game (Zombie Tycoon) and check it out for yourself , you will need to get the Flash Player Incubator Installer from here :-
Once you have it installed the game itself can be found here :-
So go ahead get your zombie army to bring down civilization 🙂
Or if you are more of a car racing fan and drink machine oil for breakfast then you could try out Max racer from Alternativa Platform here :-
Its even got P2P multiplayer!
Heres a clip from the game :
Heres some FAQ’s on the Flash incubator program :-
Heres a demo showcasing the Zombie game :
- “Molehill 3D GPU accelerated APIs for Flash Player Available Now” and related posts (corlan.org)
- “Adobe AIR and Flash Player Incubator” and related posts (brajeshwar.com)