Friday, October 21, 2011

Video Tutorial: Create a Game with Impact (HTML5)
Create a pong type game for the browser in a 15 minute tutorial? Create a more complex game that runs on any platform with HTML5?

OK, the games (example: BioLab Disaster) you can create with this seem to me dreadfully boring, though lots of people enjoy them. What's most interesting here is the platform and library nature of the tools.

A library like this allows mini-games to be embedded in larger learning apps. Which is what we aimed for all along. If your individual style of learning can be reached by the addition of such games, you should get it. HTML5 and Javascript are light and ubiquitous enough to make it effective.

Impact isn't the only such library, and you may want to check out others. Yet it seems off to a good start. Game developer Mag says "Impact is the first truly professional-grade JavaScript and HTML5 game engine to hit the market."