The top 20 HTML5 games

It’s been a great few years for HTML5 and JavaScript games, both for consumers and developers. The browser platforms have begun to mature and coalesce in regards to the technologies required for these games, the quantity of HTML5 games on app stores and social networks is increasing every day, large game studios are beginning to take interest, and the general quality of the games are improving at a noticeable rate. Couple this with the unease surrounding the future of Flash on the web and you have yourself a platform that can no longer be simply cast aside as unviable. HTML5 games are here to stay, I think it’s safe to embrace that fact.

What's even more fascinating, at least to me, is the potential of HTML5 and JavaScript as a serious gaming platform. Yes, we have the ability today to create cool 2D games with the canvas element, and even visually stunning 3D games with WebGL. But what excites me the most are the technologies arriving soon; things such as the Gamepad API, Mouse Lock API, and Full Screen API. It is these simple technologies that will help demolish the idea that web games are basic things that you play embedded within another website. Instead, with the ability to connect gamepad controllers and allow HTML elements to run full screen, web games will become much more immersive experiences, much like on consoles and the desktop.

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