HTML5 introduces cool new features for making games, such as the Canvas, Video, and Audio elements. It takes plug-in free gaming to a whole new level.
In this post, we collect 10 stunning HTML5 games for your playing or inspiration. In order to play the games we have listed below, you should make sure that you have a modern browser. We recommend one of the following – Chrome, Safari or Firefox. I really hope that these HTML5 games might inspire you to start learning about html5 and how it should be used and how to implement it.
Okay, let’s go straight to the HTML5 games now.
Illyriad is a HTML5 free-to-play, real-time, browser-based Massively-Multiplayer strategy game. It is set in a vast fantasy world of mountain ranges, lakes, forests, oceans, islands, rivers, deserts, jungles, marshes and northern wastes with countries and factions. This HTML5 game lets you build your empire as you wish. No installation required, only a web browser. The use of no plug-ins means it can be played both on computer and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad and Android.
Creatures and Castles is an adventures HTML5 game, in which you don’t have to kill everything on the screen. What you need is to get the treasure to escape. The trick is to take as few steps as possible, and to stop means nothing because stopping lowers your level score. Unlike other adventure games, you are playing for a high score, not to rescue a princess, and the less steps/stops you make the better score you get.
Buglets is an addictive Pokémon-like game which is constantly growing. Engage battle with other wild creatures. Stunning graphics and simply cool effects enrich the whole battling experience, plus a day / night system for extra realism. Buglets is built on HTML 5 and CSS 3. This means it can reach any platform – mobile, desktop, TV with just a few GUI adjustments and tweaks. This HTML5 game is ready to be used by a touch, pointer or selector interface.
Canvas Invaders is the HTML5 version of classical “Space Invaders”, which was released in to arcades everywhere. Now, it has been remade as a canvas game. The controls are simple. Just play this HTML5 game with the cursor keys providing left and right to direct movement and the space bar to responsible for shooting those pesky aliens out of the sky.
Bandit Racer is a HTML5 combat racing game inspired mainly by games like Mini Car Racing, Death Rally and Rock’N'Roll Racing. It includes cars, guns and explosions.
7. Pixel blast
PIXEL Blast is a simple HTML5 game of arcade shooter where the only goal is to survive and score points. To help you on your way you must have an arsenal of awesome weapons and amazing defensive power-ups. But they can only be accessed when your bonus indicator is high enough. The game features multiple enemy types. What you need to do is to move with the arrow keys or WASD, and shoot with the left mouse button and select power-ups with the right mouse button.
9. Angry Birds
HTML5 Angry Birds doesn’t need an explanation. Angry birds are now in HTML5 with 70 levels. Just keep in mind that it was optimized for Chrome so that you will get the best performance.
Flying high was something you always dreamt of. HTML5 onSpaceStart allows you to realize such dreams. You have to control the rocket and try to fly as high as you can. There will be obstructions such as balloons and birds that you need to watch out for. And there will be odd aero plane around that will try to cut short your flight. Just use arrow keys to move your rocket.
All the above games are chosen from HTML5minigames, a HTML5 games and mini games repository. We hope you enjoyed our list of HTML5 games. If you come across any other great HTML5 games, please tell us in the comments section below. Thanks!