The main two properties, ubiquity and versatility, in HTML5 allow the developers to design excellent game and web applications on this platform. This is the main reason for the developers to get inspired about its features that tends them to give the best applications.
Here we’re listing the best 5 practices for constructing HTML5 games.
Create a preloader
With using HTML5 you can easily write games. But as a starter you have to check on certain things that will make your game run perfectly. There are conditions like, the browser will fail to load completely or would take a long time to load all your sound effects, images, and other resources that are used. This failure would seem in a way of popping, (i.e.) images come out in blue or the sound effects will not play when it should. You should know to handle this well by taking the problem into serious account. The best solution is, you can create a preloader that will postpone script execution until the resources is downloaded.
Use a structure/framework
There is several boilerplate codes needed that helps the game to work properly. You can make use of definite game frameworks, which will take care of such coding and other processes involved in the game. ImpactJS framework is widely used in the game development process. EaselJS framework looks after the graphic part of the games. You can pick a framework that you are most comfortable with. It will help you to save a lot of time and energy.
Think about touch and small screen devices
It is necessary to design games that fit on all devices. There are some of the games that support only PC or works in laptop computers. You should make it a point to design games that supports various resolutions and it doesn’t exceed the border size of 880×480.
Save the players progress automatically
When paying with simple HTML games you would have come across this problem, the results will not get saved in your browser window. That is when you open to play after a while you will have to start from the first level as the last results were not saved. It is best to apply HTML5 DOM storage, which is very convenient and saves megabytes of data.
Preserve high frame rates
The latest browser versions are very fast, which most of HTML5 games are successively at a high constant speed levels. It is necessary to maintain high frame rates, so that you can add additional features to the game.
HTML5 game development process requires ultimate creativity. With choosing the comfortable framework and inputting your creativity you will be able to design excellent classic games for all devices.
To sum up
HTML5 is one of the best tools for developing game applications. You can also download the latest tools that are available for free in internet. You will surely gain a wonderful experience when working with HTML5.
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