HTML 5 game development video series

Do you want to develop a game? Here’s an introductory video series to get you started on HTML 5 game development!

Why HTML 5

The first video offers some reasons to consider making a game for the web: the power of having no friction in distribution, the freedom from siloed marketplaces, the choice of tools and APIs that are available to you, etc.

Engines and libraries

The second video provides an overview of the current engines and libraries you can use to create your game. We cover pure JavaScript libraries (such as Phaser) as well as multi-platform engines that can export to HTML 5 (such as Unity).

Firefox developer tools

Next in series, we have a hands-on video that shows how to use the developer tools in Firefox Developer Edition to debug and profile your game. Modifying code on the fly, adapting our game to different screen sizes, debugging… it’s all here!

Tips for game jams

Last, there is a video for all of you joining a game jam –these competitions where you develop a game over a weekend. I have participated in many, and I know first-hand how hard and challenging game jams are! I hope these tips might be of help.

And don’t forget, if you create an HTML 5 game, tell us about it here. I’d love to play it!

About Belén Albeza

Belén is an engineer and game developer working at Mozilla Developer Relations. She cares about web standards, high-quality code, accesibility and game development.

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  1. Charles Samborski

    Great videos, thank you for sharing :)

    February 4th, 2016 at 08:37

  2. Tim Pettersen

    Great collection of videos, thanks for posting!

    You might be interesting in this little HTML5 platformer that procedurally generates levels based on your Git source code:

    I built the (very simple) physics engine myself and have since been tinkering with Unity and Pixi.js, but I’ll definitely give Phaser a whirl when I get a chance!


    February 5th, 2016 at 13:13

  3. prototype 23

    Great article, thanks!

    February 14th, 2016 at 06:39

  4. Elmer

    Nice to see some of these video game series. All of these are great to see because it contains a lot of useful terms and technqiues to consider in performing a lot of games that we would like to play.

    February 20th, 2016 at 21:55

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