Advanced HTML5 Game Development

By Kashif Nazir

When we talk about interactive advanced games with attributes to play on desktop, tablets and mobile phones, HTML5 is the language that comes to mind.

 

Html5 is a valued hypertext language preferred by developers and game professional to build advanced games. Developing advanced games will obviously require more skill and effort on the part of the developer. An advanced understanding of the aspects of graphics, multimedia, and animation all need to be part of a developer’s skillset. HTML5 endows the APIs for WebGL, Canvas and WebAudio that are the essentials for constructing advanced games compatible to run in a web browser. The efficient way with which graphics, sounds and animation can be done in HTML5 is very impressive.

 

The multitude of advantages and the benefits Html5 has to offer developer are the main reasons why game developers are joining the platform of HTML5 to build dynamic games targeting the multi platforms at the same time. Before the onset of HTML5, Objective C was considered the go-to language for game development. Then came the HTML5 <canvas> tag.

 

The Canvas element in HTML5 is an astounding element through which any shape can be drawn in 3D. Canvas element converts the shapes into 3D images. The images can be employed through programming or added simply as graphics in Canvas element. Though Canvas is not supported by older versions of browser but all the new browsers that are being used widely to support the canvas element. In addition, to render and introduce sprites and physics to the game, customized API frameworks are readily available.  

 

WebGL is used through HTML5 to add up to the more advanced 3D games. The assets of the game are organized and render the interactive opportunities to the game. The custom WebGL graphics provide advanced and quite up to date characteristics to the browser.

 

Utilizing the attributes of HTML5 advanced 3D games are easier to develop with more intensive graphics and interactive frame work as HTML5 offers a full fledge platform for advanced game development. All the functionality that is needed to make an advanced game is available at the platform of HTML5. It has a big advantage for developers as they do not have to look for plug-ins and various tool kits to makes 3D games. Hence, it makes it an easier and cheaper to accomplish. Moreover, using HTML5 saves a lot more time.

 

There are various engines available to develop advanced games in Html5. Construct2, ImpactJS ,Easel JS, TweenJS, GameMaker, Three.Js, Crafty and Turbulenz are a few more popular game engines in HTML5. A big community is available of the users of these game engines. There are endless tutorials available for the game developers to develop advanced games through these engines with HTML5 integration. ImpactJS is good for the performance on IOS. TweenJS is used for good results for the game graphics. Turbulenz offers the excellence of quality for the game in HTML5. While, ThreeJS ensures high performance of the advanced 3D games.



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