Mar
18
2012
Gaming // Technology    An article by Vikas    13 Comments

15 Best HTML5 Game Engines

HTML which stands for Hypertext mark-up language is supposed to be the main language for web pages. Hence the purpose of a web browser is to read the HTML documents and then compose them into either audible or visible websites. This technology also used to developing games, there are lots of HTML5 game engines by using developers can build different kind of attractive and advanced games for game lovers.

HTML5 is a language that used to create web pages, its fifth revision of HTML, a core technology of internet and basic language of designing. This advanced technology has some new features and tags that presents website designs with special effects and awesome layouts. HTML5 adds many new syntactical features.

These include the <video>, <audio>, <header> and <canvas> elements, as well as the integration of SVG(Scalable Vector Graphics) content. I have been searching the best game engines for developers and finally i got the best HTML5 game engines that provides the platform where developers can create games according to requirement.

This list introduced some best CSS, javascript and HTML5 game engines.  Visit this list and choose the best one for your game development. Also share your thought in our comment section below.

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1) HTML5 Game Engine

Construct 2 is a leading high quality HTML5 game engine. Tens of thousands of HTML5 game developers are choosing Construct 2 to make HTML5 games.

2) Clanfx

clanfx is a 2D, tile-based Javascript game engine developed using Javascript and CSS. It currently works in Firefox, Epiphany and Opera browsers. Features include many animated sprites, spell effects, buildings, tiles/textures and basic game AI.

3) Crafty js

4) CSS Game Engine

This is a free game engine developed for programming browser based games.  It uses the Javascript language and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to dress up the page.  They run pretty reliably together.  Use this engine to create your own game.

5) Effect Games

Effect Games provides a suite of developer tools for creating and publishing web-based video games. The software is free, and includes an asset manager, level editor, sprite manager, environment editor, and publishing tools.

6) Entity js

Entity is an awsome all new javascript game engine. It focuses on flexibility, reusability and robustness. To make this happen Entity utilizies the, entity-component design where all logic is implemented in components and entities are created from adding or removing components.

7) Flash js

FlashJS was born at the crossroad of HTML / CSS and beautiful Flash objective model that is known by many interactive developers and fits great for game development. This library allows to develop HTML5 games and applications in the way that is similar to ordinary AS3 development.

8 ) Game Query js

gameQuery is a jQuery plug-in to help make javascript game development easier by adding some simple game-related classes. It’s still in an early stage of development and may change a lot in future versions.

9) Gamma js

Gamma is a new Javascript library which can be used to create 2.5D platform games for a web browser using the power of HTML, JavaScript, CSS and WebGL.

10) Geom

Geom is a JavaScript Game Engine that allows you to develop HTML5 Games in no time. Games created with Geom require no browser plugins or any software installations and work with old browsers that support only the Javascript.

11) Impact js

Impact is a JavaScript Game Engine that allows you to develop stunning HTML5 Games for desktop and mobile browsers.

12) Isogenic Engine

The Isogenic Engine is a modern web-based game engine that allows you to rapidly develop your next single or multiplayer game for the web. Isogenic does not require any browser plugins which means players can run your game without Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight, straight from their web browser.

13) Jaws js

Jaws is a 2D game lib powered by HTML5. It started out only doing canvas but is now also supporting ordinary DOM based sprites through the same API.

14) GMP

GMP is great for making sprite-based, 2-D games, and it can easily power most retro-style arcade game designs. It is also well suited to making puzzles such as sudoku or gogopop.

15) Ingenio JS

ingenioJS is a JavaScript / HTML5 game engine. Its structure allows independent rendering methods, such as WebGL, Canvas or DOM Elements.

 

About the Author: Vikas Panwar

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  • 15 Best HTML5 Game Engines | Web Insight Lab…

    Thank you for submitting this cool story – Trackback from JavaPins…

    • I have a programming project for a game. Are you or can you recommend someone who might be interested?

  • Should check out http://withpulse.com. It’s a very capable engine. Site and documentation will be improving very soon. Along with the engine will be completely open source on github – again very soon. By very soon I mean by the end of April.

    Disclaimer: I’m one of the programmers for the Pulse Engine.

    • Charlie, I am posting on this article to find someone to work on a game programming project, do you know anyone?

  • 16 Best… might not have the same ring to it, but you should really look at Cake.js : http://code.google.com/p/cakejs/
    (full disclosure, the game studio where I work maintains this project)

    • Rob, I have a small programming project for a game, are you or do you know someone who might want to work on it?

  • […] Developers who are interested in taking advantage of these capabilities might want to check out a really nice roundup from Web Insight Labs that discusses 15 HTML5 game engines. Article source: […]

  • […] Developers who are interested in taking advantage of these capabilities might want to check out a really nice roundup from Web Insight Labs that discusses 15 HTML5 game […]

  • […] Developers who are interested in taking advantage of these capabilities might want to check out a really nice roundup from Web Insight Labs that discusses 15 HTML5 game […]

  • You missed Enchant.js

    http://enchantjs.com/en/?s=en

    Which is especially popular here in Japan.

  • […] HTML which stands for Hypertext mark-up language is supposed to be the main language for web pages. Hence the purpose of a web browser is to read the HTML documents and then compose them into either audible or visible websites. This technology also used to developing games, there are lots of HTML5 game engines by using developers can build different kind of attractive and advanced games for game lovers. 15 Best HTML5 Game Engines | Web Insight Lab […]

  • Please add UltimateJS all-in-one HTML5 game engine with particular focus on mobile web development.
    http://www.logicking.com/index.php?page=products

    UltimateJS is free for non-commercial use with all code hosted on GitHub
    https://github.com/logicking/UltimateJS

    Indie commercial license is also available.

  • Hey, I wanted to ask if you could remove the ingenioJS prototype from your list.

    I’m the project owner and ingenioJS was meant to be a prototype only, the resulting game engine for serious usage was lycheeJS and was first introduced by me on the onGameStart this year.

    It’s project page is http://martens.ms/lycheeJS and the whole game engine is licensed under MIT, only the runtime in the lycheeJS-ADK is currently licensed under GPL for cross-compiling the V8GL environment on any other platform (Windows, Linux, OSX, Metro, XBox360, PS3, Android etc.).

    Let me know if you need any further details on that :)

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