@above: Exactly, not everyone has a mobile device, nor do they necessarily want to. These people are being catered to with the Facebook version. Well, some of us have neither Facebook nor mobile devices, but where is our love? We were still promised the same thing as everyone else; that this game would be available to everyone. But as it turns out, it clearly isn't. Some people don't like Facebook, and some downright hate it. I am among these kind of individuals, but that doesn't mean I wasn't looking forward to the first AE omni game, especially with a stand-alone web version being mentioned along with the others.
An omni game should depend on the platform, not what software that platform is using (aside from the OS of course). Similarly, you shouldn't need to have some absurd browser installed, just to use the camera of your phone. A true web-version of an omni game, would not rely on a social networking service (or any other unrelated service for that matter/software), but rather just requiring the user to have access to where it is hosted.
This omni game has basically become a restaurant, advertising that everyone can eat there, yet not offering a single item for vegetarians.
Bringing the game back to a pure web version is possible, but it will also take time and dedication. So I say, let's bring the omni experience back to it's true form. It will take a while, but for a pure web version, it will be worth it. Like I said in my previous post, there will always be certain changes made between each version. While those changes aren't usually in the form of a complete rebuild of certain features, that doesn't mean they don't take time.
For this version, all they'd need to do, is stick to what they already know. I am well aware that once you've already built something, it can be very difficult to change it, because those changes will have consequences in several places within the structure. But I also know that, if you step far enough back, those things can very well be handled. I too have had to convert some huge projects from my work. Once I even had to remove all OO aspects from an application, but still retain the functionality. It's not a short process, but it ensures that everything lives up to the specifications one has made for the project. So if I can do that, surely AE can do this as well.
So yes, I believe that AE is more than capable of making the web version. All that matters is, are they dedicated enough to see it through, and stick to the original specification?
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