HTML5 2D renderer pixi.js revealed

Digital entertainment creators Goodboy have revealed pixi.js. The company describes it as a fast, lightweight 2D library that’s designed to work across desktop and mobile. The renderer also enables anyone to “enjoy the power of hardware acceleration without prior knowledge of WebGL”.

The engine taps into the company’s philosophy of ‘build once, play anywhere’, and Goodboy strongly believes that HTML5 is becoming a viable tool to achieve that goal. Pixi.js source code will be released on GitHub within the next two weeks, once documentation and tutorials are complete. In the meantime, .net spoke to Goodboy founder John Denton about the engine and how it could benefit web developers.

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