StarCraft star Day9 is making a browser game.
Sean "Day" Plott, former professional StarCraft player and, currently, hugely popular eSports caster, has joined new company Artillery as head of games to lead game design on a myster browser-based title.
Artillery plans to use HTML5 to create console-quality games for browsers. It's made up of former Google and Facebook engineers and is based in California. While little is known about the game, Artillery's mission statement is "dragging core gaming kicking and screaming into the browser using the latest HTML5 and WebGL technology".
Day's Day9 Daily internet show is viewed over five million times a month.
"I've always loved playing games and competing in StarCraft," Plott said on his website. "So, after college I applied for and was accepted to an Interactive Media (game design) graduate program at USC. After a few short months, I got a taste of the enormous fun of making your own game.
"Artillery set out to do the impossible: to have graphically intensive, triple-A games load quickly and run smoothly in the browser.
"Without any interruption to the usual DayTV show schedule, I'll be joining with Artillery to help put those years of RTS design ideas into a real, tangible game! The entire game will run in-browser with virtually no load time."