Earlier today we ran a story on the comments Louis Castle, CEO of InstantAction had to say about OnLive and Gaikai. Even though Castle is impressed by the technology that allows OnLive and Gaikai to stream console quality games through the internet, he still has reservations. Basically Castle thinks aforementioned services depend too heavily on internet connection speeds that the majority of people don’t have.
I wanted to see how InstantAction works on my computer. I wanted find out for myself if my 3Mbps internet connection speed was sufficient to run the games available on its website. That’s what the video below is all about. I briefly played The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition and Instant Jam provided by InstantAction. I had to play Monkey Island on Facebook since it wasn’t up on InstantAction’s website. Aside from a loading hiccup, I found both games to be competent enough to play.
Keep in mind Monkey Island and Instant Jam are the only examples I had access to. I want to see a game like Trine or a title that features multiple characters trying to kill me at once to really put it through its paces. Will a first-person shooter hold up on InstantAction? Hopefully we’ll find out soon.