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HTML5 Games Most Wanted: Build the Best HTML5 Games by Shy Shalom, Jonas Wagner, Brian Danchilla, Rob Hawkes, David Strauß, Russell Goldenberg, Mathias Paumgarten, Egor Kuryanovich, Jonathan Bergknoff, Gaëtan Renaudeau, Seb Lee-Delisle

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Chapter 1

The State of Open Web Games

In this chapter, I introduce the concept of open web game development using technologies such as HTML5 and JavaScript. I cover the various features that these technologies provide, including such gems as the Gamepad API, which allows you to break away from keyboard and mouse input. Towards the end of the chapter, I cover the current method of distributing and making money from your games, as well as highlighting the events that must happen for the web to become a viable platform for game development.

A brief introduction

My name is Rob Hawkes. I am a serial experimenter who specializes in JavaScript development. ...

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