Today’s modern users tend to spend lots of their time in navigating the web from the browsers using both mobile devices and desktops. Games are probably one of the popular ways through which the users prefer to interact with their mobile devices. The growing presence of internet or online connectivity has resulted in making mobile games widely playable in recent times.
HTML5 game development enables in creating both cross browser and cross platform mobile games and apps. Developers have now shifted their attention from Adobe Flash Player to using HTML5.
HTML5 has been preferred by game development companies like us and among web developers because it offers variety of cutting-edge features such as offline asset storage, audio APIs, 3D and 2D graphics etc.
In order to serve diverse set of gamers, a game development company has to identify the globally prevalent trends and technologies for creating immersive and interactive games. An experienced HTML5 game development company can provide you customized services for creating superior games with easy UI and appealing graphics.
In this blog post, we will be examining advantages and benefits of game development using HTML5 along with other supporting technologies of the web.
Accessibility: Apart from being freely available to download, the gamers of today expect that their games should be accessible from any place as per their convenience. This feature proves to be one of the biggest strengths of HTML5 game development. HTML5 games can be easily accessible from modern browsers which include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Silk, Edge etc. This is possible as it offers cross browser support for building engaging games. In addition to this the Cache Manifest technique of HTML5 will also facilitate the gamers to store their information in the cache without much hassle. This can help in playing HTML5 games offline.
Cross Platform Support: Cross-platform compatibility is one of the noteworthy advantages of HTML5. It helps the developers to create games easily that are adaptable to various screen sizes, resolutions, requirements and aspect ratios. HTML5 games can be accessed seamlessly on different devices such as laptops, phones, desktops along with other smart gadgets with web browsers. Irrespective of the operating system, in HTML5 games the developers need to do coding once and then they can deploy it across platforms.
Easy to Maintain and Update: HTML5 games are easy to update and maintain because of its single code base. Here the users do not have to update the software themselves as the new updates are automatically configured. After making the updates, they are applied to all major platforms so that the gamers can experience the latest version of the game. In this way the features of the new game can be made easily available among all gamers instantly. Another advantage of Html5 games is that the developers need not require to re-submit their apps on various app stores. They can take their games offline permanently or temporarily as the games are not installed on the devices of the users.
App Promotion: Being a cross platform or cross browser technology, HTML5 games include all major platforms. This enhances its customer base as the audience it targets is huge. HTML5 games are capable in fetching high revenues via monetization options such as in-game advertisements. Due to this facility the developers can avail the new and the existing marketing channels along with the website for promoting the apps. Displaying of advertisements can be done around or within the game depending on user/advertiser feedback. Promoting HTML5 games is easy by sharing links. This will result in publishing HTML5 games on websites which are frequently visited by gamers. Besides this, there are dedicated sites designed specially for HTML5 games.
Technology Stacks: Technology plays a pivotal role when it comes to creating games using HTML5. Cocos 2D X, Phaser and Babylon JS are some vital frameworks used by us mainly for developing immersive and exclusive HTML5 games to attract gamers across the globe. Using Babylon JS we can create games for both 2D and 3D environment. Phaser helps in creating 2D games with small size that can run smoothly on all major platforms. Cocos 2D X as the name suggests help in creating 2D games. It has a good community which helps the developers to gather latest information quickly for making unique and appealing games.
The core technologies used in HTML5 for game development are Web Graphics Library and Canvas.
From the above mentioned advantages, it is well understood that HTML5 offers an array of new possibilities in the arena of game development. If you are really interested in creating cross platform and cross browser games with unmatched design, features and quality, get in touch with our executives today to know more about our services.
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