Developers can now create Chrome browser games that support offline mode and store save files locally, Google unveiled today as part of its new generation of Chrome Apps.
"Today we're unveiling a new kind of Chrome App, which brings together the speed, security and flexibility of the modern web with the powerful functionality previously only available with software installed on your devices," Erik Kay, engineering director and Chrome "app-ologist," wrote on the official Chrome blog. "(Think apps designed for your desktop or laptop, just like the ones for your phone and tablet.)
"These apps are more powerful than before, and can help you get work done, play games in full-screen and create cool content all from the web. If you're using Windows or a Chromebook, you can check them out in the 'For your desktop' collection in the Chrome Web Store (Mac & Linux coming soon)."
The collection includes a number of games and apps, such as Spelunky, Cracking Sands Racing and Tank Riders. The full list of features included in the new generation of Chrome Apps can be viewed on the official Chrome blog.