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Wow! Imagine playing WoW on your Android phone

Posted: , by Alan F.

Wow! Imagine playing WoW on your Android phone
Not that this hasn't been attempted before, but it looks like GameString has come up with a playable version of Worlds of Warcraft for an Android phone. The company has been able to stream the game on to Google TV, but moving it over to a touchscreen smartphone presents a whole different set of problems.

As far as the mobile set-up is concerned, an Adrenalin Host Server was used from a distance about 80 kilometers away, while an HTC Desire was connected to a home network that was running about 2Mbps both up and down. Using GameString's custom Dual-Mode technology system, the game is streamed from a home PC, using the cloud, to the phone. The system also allows for the game to have its own custom UI while you play the same game that is on the host computer. In this case, the game's mobile user interface is designed to help move your character around a touchscreen, such as a translucent dot for your thumb that quickly moves your character around the screen. Larger buttons appear for your spells.

All things considered, this Alpha build appears to bring much of the game's features to a mobile player. At certain times when the action got hot and heavy, there was a drop off in responsiveness. At times, the UI could have used a bump up in size. Still, it is a a good start and considering the number of WoW players spending time in a dark room at home, getting them out in the sunlight and inhabiting stores could actually provide a big pop to the economy.


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posted on 02 Dec 2010, 15:19

1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


posted on 02 Dec 2010, 15:23

2. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Nice, but I don't play those games. Just wait until the upcoming Samsung and Snapdragon processors come out, the ones that promise PS3 and X-Box 360 like graphics. I'm sure that people will figure out some way of making the full version work on Android phones by then.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 15:36

3. android_hitman (unregistered)

i am not into WOW but this is really WOW .. android will show the opponents who's the best :D

like skymitch89 said... i'm w8int too for that :D

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 17:08 1

4. alannguyen (unregistered)

I don't think it's good enough for PvP though, you will just die before even have a chance to turn around and run

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 06:27

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

hahaha good one

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 17:24 1

5. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)

Even if you aren't into WoW, you're got to find this pretty cool.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 18:51

6. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

Can I see a real game like call of duty please!! LOL

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 19:07

7. jacko (unregistered)

What about eve online I want that not this shitty game

posted on 03 Dec 2010, 13:17

9. mikeyg (unregistered)

What? You P.O.S. iCrap can't do that? /cry

This proves that using Remote Desktop with a Droid is now possible.
Thus we can now use your pc's to stream many different applications...
Developers just need to design a comfortable interface.

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