HTML5 games reminds me of Oakland, California. Oakland is the smaller sister next to San Francisco, on the wrong side of the Bay. Every year, we say, this will be the year that Oakland becomes the Brooklyn of the Bay Area. But, it never happens. It’s always next year.
That’s the story of HTML5 and games. Whether its Facebook embracing or dropping HTML5, HTML5 startups getting funding then imploding; the imminent success of HTML5 games is always a year away.
But this year may be different.
There are awesome HTML5 game technologies available, such as Tresensa, GameClosure, Clay.io, and Goo Technologies. Spil taking the lead with new ad technologies and $5 million in funding.
And then there is Kik. Kik is a messenger platform with 100 million user and over 275,000 new users signing up everyday. What makes Kik unique compared to other games-focused messenger platforms such as Line, KaoKao, WeChat, and Tango is that does not distribute third-party game apps. Read more »