InstantAction has launched its new browser-based video game distribution platform, which allows you to play full premium games right in your Web browser. The service has kicked off with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and it, as well as other forthcoming titles can be played on InstantAction's website or embedded on other sites -- kind of like Flash video. For example, we've included a 20-minute trial for you try here.
The company says that the Internet was bound to disrupt the limited distribution channels available to game creators. Since InstantAction's new service makes sharing games as easy as it is to share videos or pictures, it provides developers with direct access to consumers -- and their wallets.
The platform is flexible, supporting subscriptions, micro-transactions, and pay-as-you-go models, and people are more apt to shell out cash for something that is instantly available. Another somewhat similar service called OnLive is also in the works and is due this June.