Creating stunning, high-quality, interactive games on the web has never been easier. Thanks to recent advances, web games are more than just simple card games or 2D games. 3D shooters, RPGs, and simulations are now possible.
Phaser is a fast, free, and open-source 2D HTML5 game engine that uses WebGL and Canvas rendering to develop games for web browsers across desktop and mobile. Third-party tools and plugins enable developers to easily add additional functionality, such as compiling their games as native iOS, Android, and desktop applications.
It’s not easy to narrow down the best HTML5 game engines. Ultimately, it comes down to the features the game demands. But it would be remiss of us not to mention the following game engines due to their unique abilities and impact on the web game developers community.
- ImpactJS: Free top-quality 2D, 2.5D game engine.
- PlayCanvas: 3D HTML5 game engine with cloud-based tools.
- PixiJS: Fast 2D rendering engine can easily create rich, interactive animations, graphics, and games. Used by many game engines, including Phaser, GDevelop, and ImpactJS.
Review the exercise content by referencing the web engine table to compare each feature.
Move on to the next exercise when ready.