HTML5 Game Development Agency
What are HTML5 Games?
The majority of HTML5 games are played online and work on a variety of gadgets, including smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs.
An HTML5 game can be played directly in a contemporary web browser without the use of additional plugins from outside sources. Thus, it has taken over as the main tool for creating web games, replacing the defunct Flash and Unity web players.
Why Choose HTML5 for Game Development?
The HTML5 technologies are not only perfect for developing browser-based games, but they also offer multiple benefits over proprietary alternatives. HTML5 is a free, open-source technology that only technically requires a basic text editor to develop code.
Programmers do admittedly have to write more code, especially when it comes to technical adjustments for screen sizes and resolution, but if you are working with expert HTML5 game developers like those on the Pearl Lemon Games teams then this is not a problem.
Another significant advantage HTML5 has over alternatives is compatibility. You can target a wider range of gadgets and devices using HTML5 instead of having to individually port your game to each one.
Here are some advantages of working with HTML5 game developers in more detail:
Cross Platform Game Accessibility
Modern gamers – no matter what gaming niche they prefer – seek out games that can be downloaded quickly and easily, and they also enjoy having access to their games whenever and wherever they want. Lots of gamers are drawn to the idea that a game they play on their phone while on the go can be played as easily on their desktop or laptop when they are at home. Fortnite is a great example of this thinking in action, and we all know how well that’s going…
One of the biggest advantages for HTML5 game developers is this functionality is built in. On contemporary browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc., HTML5 games can be developed to run as smoothly as they do in iOS or Android.
Additionally, the HTML5 Cache Manifest approach makes it easier for gamers to save their data in the cache. This makes it possible to play HTML5 games offline without losing any of the progress they have made while playing on other devices.
One and Done Coding
We’ve already extolled the virtues of using HTML5 to create a cross-platform game from the player’s point of view, but HTML5 also speeds and simplifies cross-platform game development for those of us that do the work, as an HTML5 game development agency.
HTML5 Game Development is more affordable than creating native apps for each mobile operating system. In HTML5 games, creators only need to write code once to make it available on all platforms, regardless of the operating system or devices. This means that as your HTML game development agency partner, we can get your game from idea to fully deployed reality faster and for a smaller upfront investment.
Reach a Much Larger Audience
As gaming, in general, continues to grow and gamers are found across all demographics now, the number of different ways that they can choose to play increases.
Lots of gamers – more than 70% actually, own two or more devices that can play games and many own even more, as it’s not unusual for a gamer to play games on their phone, their computer, their dedicated game console, via a streaming platform like Google Stadia or Amazon Luna and via a VR headset like HTC Vive or Meta Oculus Quest.
A game developed using HTML5 can reach all of these audiences. This means that the potential audience for your new game is far larger than if you choose to focus on a single platform (like iOS or PC only) The more players you can reach, the better the potential your game has to achieve your objectives for it.
Easier Updates and Maintenance
Because they have a single code base, HTML5 games are inherently simple to update and maintain. Users don’t need to update the apps manually because the latest updates are configured automatically. For gamers to play the most recent version of the game, updates are made and then applied to all popular platforms and devices.
In this way, the new game’s features can be immediately made available to all users. This brings us to another benefit offered by HTML5 games, namely the lack of a requirement for developers to submit their apps again to each app store. Since the games are not loaded on the consumers’ devices, they can simply take them offline temporarily while the updates are made.
Make More Money
If you are considering working with Pearl Lemon Games as your HTML5 game development agency, then the chances are good that you want to develop a game that will offer you an ongoing source of revenue.
There are an increasing number of ways to do this, ranging from in-app purchases and event based DLC to revenue from allowing outside advertising and even subscription options. You can do all of this from within an HTML5 game.
The cross-platform nature of HTML5 games offers another benefit. The more players your game can reach, the more likely advertisers and sponsors are to want to work with you and place their ad within your game! The fact that updating your game is so seamless also means that adding that one-off DLC is easier, too.
Why Work With Pearl Lemon Games?
Obviously, Pearl Lemon Games is far from the only HTML5 game development agency vying for your business. So why choose us?
Our expertise and technical skill are both very solid reasons to choose us, but it’s our dedication to client satisfaction and to gaming in general that really set us apart.
Our work is game development, but we are gamers first. We think and act like gamers in everything we do, which means that the games we do develop are not just developed as revenue generating vehicles – although that’s obviously usually very important – but as engaging games that the gamer communities they target will love.
We still get excited when we see someone play, post about and/or review games we developed and that passion, sadly, is something that those working at larger game development studios really seem to have lost.
Whatever your game development needs, we can help. For example, when it comes to HTML5 game development, we can offer you an end to end development solution that takes your game idea and turns it into playable reality without any other technical work on your part. Or we can work with your in-house development team adding extra skills that they might lack.
We can even continue to help once your HTML5 game is developed and ready to play. However great a game is, it’s useless if people don’t know about it. How you market your game is every bit as important as the way it’s developed, and that is where sometimes even amazing games fall flat and fail to find their audience.
As a member company of the Pearl Lemon Group, at Pearl Lemon Games we are lucky enough to access to the skills and talents of the teams at one of London’s leading digital marketing firms in Pearl Lemon, one of the best public relations agencies in Pearl Lemon PR, an amazing sales team at Pearl Lemon Leads and more.
When it comes to marketing your HTML5 game, they will help us get the word out in ways you never dreamed of, bringing it to the attention of the widest possible audience of gamers, gaming communities, gaming influencers, advertisers and more.
Ready to talk about working with Pearl Lemon Games as your HTML5 game development agency? Contact us today and let’s get that conversation started!
HTML Game Development FAQs
An HTML5 game is a game that has been developed using HTML5, a language used for structuring and presenting content on the web. HTML5 games run in web browsers without the need for additional plugins and can be played on various platforms such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.
HTML5 games are cross-platform, meaning they can be played on various devices with different operating systems. This accessibility increases the potential user base. Furthermore, as these games run on web browsers, they do not require users to download or install additional software.
HTML5 is the successor to Flash for creating web games. Unlike Flash, HTML5 does not require a plugin to run, increasing compatibility across different browsers and devices. HTML5 also offers better performance and security compared to Flash.
Yes, Pearl Lemon Games provides Flash to HTML5 conversion services. As support for Flash has ended, converting your games to HTML5 can ensure they continue to reach a wide audience.
HTML5 games can be monetized in several ways including in-game advertisements, in-app purchases, sponsorships, and selling the game to a website. Pearl Lemon Games can advise on the best strategy based on your specific game and target audience.
HTML5 supports canvas and WebGL for 2D and 3D graphics respectively. This means you can achieve a wide range of graphical styles, from simple 2D graphics to complex 3D environments.
Yes, Pearl Lemon Games has the expertise to develop multiplayer HTML5 games. These games allow players to compete or collaborate with others around the world, adding a social element that can help drive engagement.
Pearl Lemon Games uses rigorous testing methods to ensure the quality of its HTML5 games. This includes functionality testing, compatibility testing, performance testing, and user experience testing.
Absolutely! Pearl Lemon Games has experience creating educational games that are engaging and informative. We can work with you to ensure the game aligns with your learning objectives.
To start your HTML5 game development project with Pearl Lemon Games, you can fill out the contact form on our website here. We would be happy to discuss your project and provide a proposal tailored to your needs.