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Javascript based game developement for Windows platform

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I am a beginner programmer who want to make simple 2D puzzle games for Windows platform using Javascript. So I was wondering what are some good tools to achieve this. So far I have tried the Universal Windows Platform app thing. But a limitation of this method seem to be that it only supports Windows 10 as target platform. I wish to support Windows 8 as well.

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You can run javascript on almost any web browser, regardless of the OS platform. The features you can access depend on the browser make and version, but there is a relatively solid baseline in HTML5.

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56 minutes ago, Nik02 said:

You can run javascript on almost any web browser, regardless of the OS platform. The features you can access depend on the browser make and version, but there is a relatively solid baseline in HTML5.

That is true. But is there a way to package HTML5 games as native executables ?

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Apache Cordova lets you wrap your html applications to a native wrapper. It works with many platforms, including all the major desktop and mobile ones.

That said, it is worth thinking if you need to do that or would it be better to run within a browser. With the latter approach, the users don't need to install anything extra in order to run your app. "Simple 2D puzzle games" do not tend to require anything that browsers won't support.

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