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Spacetime Engine can build online worlds shared between devices, says group

Game engine â??to unite Android and iOS usersâ??

Texas based Spacetime Studios is preparing to license out a 3D MMO engine that it says can unite players on otherwise incompatible devices.

Following an investment injection from Insight Venture Partners, the developer is planning to extend its technology platform and “pioneer new functionality for the mobile multiplayer gaming market”.

Spacetime’s 3D MMO game engine, which will soon be available for developers, is said can allow for players on PC, Android and iOS to interact in the same world.

“The Spacetime Engine offers seamless global multiplayer gameplay to anyone with an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch over 3G, Edge, and wireless networks, [and] we plan to add Android and PC users to the mix.” said the studio’s co-founder Anthony Sommers.

“In the near future, it will be possible to be on the bus in California with your iPhone, playing with someone in a park in France on their Android device, and both be playing in the same server set with someone in South Korea on their PC.”

The tech is pencilled in for a 2011 release.

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