For people who grew up playing games on the internet and still play them today, the role of HTML5 technologies cannot be understated. They provided us with some of the first gaming experiences that did not come from disks and allowed us to see the web as something more than just a place to find and share information. Amazing web games like Runescape, Bejewelled, QWOP, and Agario all originated from the web before transcending to other platforms, and the thriving growth of this industry continues today.
Game-Ace has found HTML5 game development to be very easy and convenient in many aspects, and want to share the reasons why we like it so much.
Some people have gotten so used to playing mobile and console releases that they think web games are a thing of the past, but they could not be farther from the truth. Web titles are still being developed by the thousands and enjoyed by millions, which is backed up by the multi-million user bases of sites like Itch.io, Miniclip, and Newgrounds. Furthermore, the high demand is prompting hundreds of studios to actively hire HTML5 developers.
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While the development process is already fast for projects of this type, the speed of maintenance and bug fixes is even more impressive. The singular code base and location of app data make it very straightforward to make big changes and deploy them for all platforms and devices straight away. This is in stark contrast to native applications of a service, which are all built differently and require individual approaches to fixes and updates.
Over the decades that online games have existed, developers have become more and more adept at building this kind of software. Accordingly, a staggering number of guides and tutorials have been made available and perfected over time to complement the existing HTML5 game development tools. Thus, if our specialists encounter unexpected challenges during the design process, they can fall back on the experience of other programmers. Furthermore, if we are working on a project with similarities (genre, mechanics, universe) to a title that exists, we can use the application itself and its code for reference.
Given the applications’ cross-platform accessibility, it is incredibly easy for them to rack up a large user base, and the dividends that can be extracted from monetization can be astounding. For example, one of the most common monetization strategies is to implement advertising at various points when the user is playing or before/after. Another common strategy is to add purchasable items and upgrades, which can contribute to an experience superior to the baseline version. In some cases, a trial version is made accessible to all, but users have to pay to continue playing once it runs out.
Game-Ace is a leading HTML5 game development studio based in Eastern Europe. We have one of the largest teams of certified Unity developers on the continent and 20+ years of expertise in design and development. These factors, combined with our unrelenting work ethic and flexible models of cooperation make us well-suited to handle a range of web-based projects.
As an example of our recent web project, we can bring up Rome Slots. This is a colorful 2D release that implements slot machine mechanics with imagery reminiscent of Ancient Rome. It is played in-browser, and supports the player making several different types of bets before they spin the reels. Users are also treated to lively animations that pop-up after their spins.
If you have a web project that you want to entrust to a reliable partner, we hope you will consider our studio. We can begin the conversation regarding cooperation at any time, and all it takes is a message or call. We look forward to working with you!