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Hi, I have a few questions about html5 game development and also chrome extensions. 

 

I have made a few mini games in html5 using html, css and javascript by following a beginners html5 book. I feel that I just about have enough knowledge to make simple html5 games on my own, but intend on learning more. So my first questions are:

  • Where is a good place to learn about html5 game development in general?
  • Are there any good books that just focus on game development with html5?
  • Also I have been writing my current projects in just javascript and jquery. Should I use a javascript game engine/library? Is a javascript engine similar to the way jquery works but with features to help with game development?

Secondly, I have very briefly looked at chrome browser extensions. I thought that in the future it would be a good idea to make some of these html5 mini-games into chrome extensions (Is it a good idea?) . However, I tried to load a simple html5 mini-game as a chrome extension and it loaded with just the html and css - no javascript or canvas. I am unsure why this is and could not find a solution on Google. Do chrome extensions not support html5 canvas? The projects runs fine just in a browser.

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You can find some helpful resources here (not all are HTML5). Also I found the Phaser framework to be very helpful when building HTML5 games. It's made by the same guys that made Flixel for Flash. It has been released recently so the documentation is a bit scarce but they are working on it. You can also find a lot of helpful resources in the forum and get a pretty fast response when opening a thread.

 

Unfortunately I don't have experience with Chrome extensions so I can't give you advice on that part. But as far as I see there are some games in the store that are Canvas based. Maybe you're running into some security restrictions.

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You can find some helpful resources here (not all are HTML5). Also I found the Phaser framework to be very helpful when building HTML5 games. It's made by the same guys that made Flixel for Flash. It has been released recently so the documentation is a bit scarce but they are working on it. You can also find a lot of helpful resources in the forum and get a pretty fast response when opening a thread.

 

Unfortunately I don't have experience with Chrome extensions so I can't give you advice on that part. But as far as I see there are some games in the store that are Canvas based. Maybe you're running into some security restrictions.

Thanks, I will check all these out more thoroughly when I have more time later. I am still just learning about chrome extensions so I will continue to read about them and see if I can fix the problem when I have more knowledge about them. Thanks for these resources they look very helpful and what i had in mind!

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