Shockwave is a plug-in for Netscape from Macromedia that provides the capability to view Macromedia Director Movies as inline animations or interactive applications from within the browser window. The Shockwave plug-in is available from Macromedia home page at http://www.macromedia.com. Director movies are animations and interactive multimedia applications that are limited only by the creative ability of the movie’s author. Many movies will provide cool animations, and others come in form of fully interactive multimedia games with awesome sound effects that can be played online.
Shockwave sites are plentiful on the Web and provide some of the most exciting interactive multimedia content you’ll find anywhere. For an excellent starting point to see what is being made possible with Shockwave, head to Macromedia’s Vanguard Gallery at http://www.shockwave.com/home.jsp