Spil Games Jumps Into Debate, Stands Behind HTML 5
Spil Games is hoping to lure developers to the HTML 5 cause by holding a development contest with a $50,000 prize for the winning entry. The contest will run for six months, and the winners will have their games posted on Spil Games' sites.
The company believes that HTML 5 is the future of mobile gaming, with games using technology based on open standards. They believe the "walled garden" approach that some developers have taken tie the developer's work to a specific platform. By using HTML 5, a developer can develop once and deploy on many platforms.