Anime fans: New ‘Gargantia: Sky Courier’ shows off the modern Web using IE

Internet Explorer, together with Japanese anime studio Production I.G, launched “Gargantia: Sky Courier” Tuesday. It’s a brand new game experience that’s “fast, beautiful and perfect for touch with the modern Web,” writes Justin Garrett, IE group product manager, in a blog post.

The game is based on one of Japan’s top anime franchises, “Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet.” Fans will view never-before-seen footage and three different “choose your own adventure” endings. The game can be played for free in both Japanese and English. Also, for the very first time, Garrett writes, “we are releasing the entire source code and set of 3D models of a packaged version of the Sky Courier game available to developers, so that you can build your own anime game.”

“Sky Courier” is perfect for touch in Internet Explorer 11 and can also be played with mouse and keyboard. “The play area scales automatically depending on your screen resolution and as part of our Rethink Initiative, ‘Sky Courier’ works across all modern devices and browsers that support WebGL,” he writes. “Sky Courier” also works with Web browsers that support the Gamepad API, like the newly released Internet Explorer Developer Channel.

To learn more, head over to the Exploring IE blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff