IAC and GarageGames on Tuesday announced InstantAction.com, an action game-oriented gaming network that will be accessible through standard Web browsers.
GarageGames is the company behind the Torque Game Engine, a multiplatform game development tool that has resulted in Mac titles including Marble Blast, ThinkTanks, TubeTwist and others. IAC is the Barry Diller-run global Internet conglomerate comprising Ask.com, Ticketmaster, HSN and more than 60 brands.
The technology will work on Mac and PC browsers both, according to a GarageGames spokesman. The games will enable users to play networked action games without having to download anything locally, and will include single player games as well.
The site is currently in a private beta and is expected to launch publicly in 2008. More announcements about the developers and portfolio of games to be featured on InstantAction.com is coming in the next few weeks.