HTML5

HTML5 game development is the most popular among game developers. It has been in the business for quite a long time now. It is still growing and getting popular. The reason behind its popularity is very simple. It offers everything to a game developer. It has online asset storage, 2D & 3D graphics, and compatible with every browser. In this post, we will talk about things that you don’t know about HTML5 game development. 

Understanding HTML5

HTML5 is not just a markup language. You can use it to develop games for cross-platforms and cross-browsers. It is popular because of the features offered by this platform. Some popular games which were developed using HTML5 are- HexGL, Treasure Arena, Sketchout, and CrossCode. You can create a game on this platform if you know HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Games created here can be played on almost any device. You just have to be aware of the screen size while creating a game. 

Things You Don’t Know About HTML5

Now you know how HTML5 works and why it is so popular amongst game developers. In this part, we will focus on some unknown things about HTML5. I thought about this important part to converse with you all.

Cross-Platform Support

As we discussed earlier, HTML5 supports cross-platform development. This is one of the biggest reasons for its popularity. The game can adapt to various situations like aspect ratios, screen size, resolutions, etc. The games can be played on both IOS and Android. It can also be played on any of the browsers like Google, Opera, Safari, etc. This means you don’t even have to download an APK to enjoy the game. Open any browser and play any game there. This decreases the workload of any developer as you have to create code once and it can be used on multiple platforms. This also makes HTML5 cost-effective. 

Unpredictable Performance

Although it supports various devices and platforms, still it can’t maintain constant performance. There is no solution to this issue as it will perform unpredictably for particular hardware. Several instances were recorded where the game worked exceptionally well on a device but it chugged on the other device. This is because high-performing JavaScript is not easy to understand. Developers who create games for smartphones are easily affected by this glitch. There is a wide variety of smartphones hence they have to keep every factor in mind. 

Easy To Promote

As the games are cross-platform that means they will target a large section of the audience. This makes the promotion of the game easy. The creator just has to make a simple website on which the game can be easily promoted. Sharing these games is also very easy, as you just have to share the link of the game. The audience can directly play the game via link. There are numerous websites for HTML5 games that can be visited by anyone to enjoy the games. 

Audio Issue

To create a surreal gaming experience, precise audiovisuals are necessary. Without perfect audio, the game will be incomplete. This is the place where HTML5 falls short. This is one of the drawbacks of HTML5. You can’t create an appealing game without sound effects. As the developers are more concerned about the graphics of the game, they keep ignoring the audio glitch. 

WebGL & Canvas

HTML5 mobile game development uses WebGL and Canvas to create complex games for browsers.     Canvas is used to draw the shapes and it can be converted to a 3D image. It is used to create artifacts and characters. These 3D images can be added to the library and they can then be used easily. WebGL or Web Graphics Library is to implement 2D and 3D images in web browsers. These two are important for a game with exquisite graphics. If used precisely, it can enhance the experience of the game. 

Frameworks and Engines

HTML5 game development has accurate frameworks and engines. A game engine is software that helps to create a game. Game engines are the reason for the popularity of HTML5. These engines convert a hectic process into a smooth and flawless one. This helps to cut down the time required in creating a full-fledged game. These are the sectors framework and game engines take care of- audio, physics, maps, and animation. All these components combine to create games like poker, puzzles, shooting, or emulators. 

Still Growing- Takeaways

Although HTML5 is an amazing platform for game development, it still needs to work in various fields. It has many advantages and disadvantages, it depends on you if you want to create a game using HTML5 or not. The evolution of this platform can make it faster than ever but until then it can be used the way it is. 

About The Author :-

Hermit Chawla is a MD at AIS Technolabs which is a Web/App design and Development Company, helping global businesses to grow by Global Clients. He love to share his thoughts on Web & App Development, Clone App Development and Game Development.

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