|Developer(s)||Will Eastcott, Dave Evans, Vaios Kalpias Ilias, Kevin Rooney, Maksims Mihejevs|
|Operating system||OS independent|
|Type||HTML5 3D engine|
|As of||July 2014|
PlayCanvas is an open-source 3D game engine/interactive 3D application engine alongside a proprietary cloud-hosted creation platform that allows for simultaneous editing from multiple computers via a browser-based interface. It runs in modern browsers that support WebGL, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The engine is capable of rigid-body physics simulation, handling three-dimensional audio and 3D animations.
PlayCanvas has gained the support of ARM, Activision and Mozilla.
Notable PlayCanvas applications
Various companies use PlayCanvas in projects of different disciplines of interactive 3D content in the web.
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