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Humble Bundle updates Humble Widget

Asm.js additions mean in-browser gaming

Humble Bundle has updated its Humble Widget, adding more payment methods, offering aesthetic customization options and most importantly creating asm.js-powered functionality so games can be played directly in-browser.

"The Humble Widget's new asm.js functionality is the tip of the spear for the Humble platform and is a very powerful technology," Anthony Vaughn, director of porting, told GamesIndustry.biz.

"It makes everything frictionless. There's nothing to install and the demo loads almost immediately to bring the experience directly to the player right there in their browser, on any operating system. By including asm.js in the Humble widget, it sends a clear message to developers that we'll support this and take this broad if they bring the games."

Asm.js versions of Owlchemy Labs' Jack Lumber and Dejobaan Games' AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome are already playable online.

Humble Bundle is best known for its impressive fundraising efforts, helping gamers and developers raise over $53 million since 2010.

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