HTML5 is quite possibly the most user-friendly programming language currently available on the market. Not only does it help programmers create slick-looking games with ease, but it also allows titles to be ported on different platforms effortlessly.
Traditionally, HTML’s roles are simply to define the layout and text on web pages. However, its use has evolved to programming. The all-new HTML5 is now being used to include definitions for several programming elements including graphics, interactivity, and multimedia. This evolution seemed to have affected the programming style of gaming providers. Runescape 3, one of the most popular MMORPG games played by millions all over the world, is written in HTML5. Coversely, the longest-running casino gaming site, InterCasino, has created games written in HTML5 in order to provide better animation and graphics to their customers. The change is quite evident just by looking at some of the site’s browser-based slot games.
Without further ado, here are three tools for HTML5 that can be used for developing games.
Game Maker is a powerful program that recently added an HTML5 support. One of its best features is that it allows developers to create games without writing a lot of code. This is all made possible with Game Maker’s GML, the primary scripting language of the tool designed to further enhance and control the game design through more conventional programming.
Here’s a sample video on how developers can make an easy slot machine game with good animation using Game Maker.
Spaceport NEO isn’t a standalone game development system but it’s a pretty useful tool to port HTML5 games to the android and iOS platforms. It’s pretty useful for developers who jumped into the bandwagon of creating games for the huge market of smartgadget users. Apart from its ability to port games for smartgadget users, it can also convert Flash games to HTML5.
Construct 2 is a simple tool that can create powerful, groundbreaking HTML5-based 2D games. Like Game Maker, it doesn’t require developers to actually code games. The user interface is very easy to learn, and it allows coders to preview their game’s development instantly — a feature that isn’t available for a lot of game development tools.
Are you a programmer who has a favorite set of game development programs for HTML5? What tools do you use?