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Is HTML5 the future of online games?

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I don't know how familiar are you guys with the gaming websites where you can win/make money (if you have the skills). I am talking about King.com, Worldwinner, GameDuell and the likes. Right now they are using mostly Flash games, with some of them appearing to be built in Java. Do you think this will change in the near future? Will HTML 5 take over these obsolete technologies? I am thinking of starting such a website, but it might be too much for just one person.

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Good question, from a platform perspective html5 is interesting. At the moment its evolving at a fast pace, so there are no real concrete "standards" so to speak.

 

But I see it like this:

 

Pros:

 

* Truly cross platform!

* Zero installation

* No expensive development platform (bar digital art tools)

 

Cons:

 

* Performance is still very limited

* All game code, game assets are sent to the client. Games can easily be copied.

* Not mature, still evolving.

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Hmm...makes sense I guess if HTML 5 does take over flash, but what is the advantage to the end user? Why would they go to the HTML 5 game site vs Flash game site?

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Hmm...makes sense I guess if HTML 5 does take over flash, but what is the advantage to the end user? Why would they go to the HTML 5 game site vs Flash game site?

 

With a flash site, technically they need to have flash installed, where as html5 should be native to all modern browsers (*cough* ipad *cough*). Further html5 is better for SEO spiders and crawlers.

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Hmm...makes sense I guess if HTML 5 does take over flash, but what is the advantage to the end user? Why would they go to the HTML 5 game site vs Flash game site?

Would it even make a difference to them? Most of them are not that tech savvy, they just want to have some fun. By the way, for anyone interested in building HTML 5 games without coding, I totally recommend Construct 2 from Scirra. I've been playing with it over the past couple of months and I am impressed about what this piece of software can do. It makes building games (including for mobile platforms) a breeze compared to plain Flash.

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Would it even make a difference to them? Most of them are not that tech savvy, they just want to have some fun. By the way, for anyone interested in building HTML 5 games without coding, I totally recommend Construct 2 from Scirra. I've been playing with it over the past couple of months and I am impressed about what this piece of software can do. It makes building games (including for mobile platforms) a breeze compared to plain Flash.

 

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check it out. I could apply this to a project for my forums...

 

 

Anyway, I hope that HTML5 is the future because I want to play the same games on my iPad. Some companies are wise enough to make an app, others not so much. With HTML5, they would only have one version to maintain.

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I would like to answer the question through my opinion It is necessary for all to know that HTML5 is not a programming language. But it gives APIs for new solutions firm for crucial ingredients within the game world allowing them to run in the browser. HTML5 games can be very efficient and effective.

Some of the advantages are:

  • does not require any additional plugins
  • allows creating games for both mobile devices and PCs
  • large and expanding society
  • the game doesn’t have to be installed on the device

HTH!

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