Cocos Creator Future of HTML5 Game Development

By juegoadmin | HTML5 Game Development | November 30th, 2021


With its recent 3D update for software developers across the globe, Cocos Creator holds a lot of potential for HTML5 game development. It could be the future of HTML5 game development. Do you want to know how? Well, read along.

What is Cocos Creator?

It’s a customizable open-source 2D and 3D game engine. Cocos Creator comes with a free editor that allows developers to create games with nodes composed via TypeScript, which is a famous tool for creating JavaScript apps. Here are some games created using Cocos Creator:

  • Top War
  • Idle Mafia
  • Rabids Wild Race
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How Is Cocos Creator Going to Be the Future of Html5 Game Development?

Here are some additional features that Cocos Creator 3.0 brings along, which seem to make it a great tool for HTML5 game development:

1. Open-Source game engine

Cocos Creator is an open-source game engine. It means as a developer, you can add game logic and add more game assets to the game engine. Along with its open-source nature, Cocos Creature allows you to enjoy the embeddability, customizability, small package size, and ease of learning of Cocos2d-x. This makes the game engine more powerful and effective.

2. 2D/3D support

Earlier, Cocos2d-x was used for creating 2D games and PlayCanvas for creating 3D games. However, Cocos Creator comes with support for both 2D and 3D games. It comes with several features necessary to meet the needs of different game genres.

Also, the engine performance and editor experience for dedicated 2D games is significantly improved because of support for middleware like:

  • DragonBones
  • Texture Packer
  • Spine
  • TiledMap
  • Box2D

3. Lighting effects

The Cocos Creator 3.0 will offer you physics-based lighting effects. You can also use photometric lighting for your 3D games. With this version, you can also edit the shutter speed of your camera along with the exposure. This way, you can simulate the effects of a real camera in the game, improving the overall experience for the user.

4. Physics-Based Material

The Cocos Creator 3.0 also offers physics-based material by choosing any of the following aspects:

  • Roughness
  • Metallic
  • Normal
  • AO
  • Emissive
  • Textures
  • IBL Environment (texture support)

It means, by using Cocos Creator 3.0, you can now create real-looking objects with ease.

5. Adaptive Compressed Texture

The above feature comes embedded within the editor. With this, you can easily create presets of compressed textures config with priorities that you can set up to the texture assets. This allows you to determine which format fits the best for the environment during runtime. And finally, you can reduce the memory usage of the game.

6. Improved GPU Usage

Both skeletal animation and particle performance drop when you use CPU for simulations leading to poor FPS rates. However, with Cocos Creator, you’ll find particle simulation and skeletal animation in GPU shaders. This will allow you a balanced workload during runtime.

So, when you compare the GPU-based particles with the CPU ones, you can easily keep the frame rate above 30FPS.

What Is the Future of HTML5 Games?

HTML5 may be still developing but holds a lot of potential as per the experts. Here are some aspects that you might find useful:

1. Ease of Development:

If you consider the ease of development, HTML5 games are fairly easy to develop. With the availability of tools and frameworks like Cocos2d-JS, PixieJS, Phaser, WebGL, even new developers can create captivating HTML5 games.

2. Cross-Platform Nature:

When you develop an HTML5 game, it can be played on multiple devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers of all sizes that have a browser. This saves time, money and also kicks compatibility problems out of the picture.

Here are some famous HTML5 games:

  • 2048
  • Angry Birds
  • Pac Man

3. Better Graphics:

When it was the time of Flash, HTML5 games sucked, and there were too many compatibility issues. However, with time, HTML5 games have significantly improved. Although HTML5 graphics aren’t as good as native games, still HTML5 graphics have come far.

4. No Installation or Updates Required:

HTML5 games actually target a pretty wide audience. It’s because, unlike native games, you need not install games locally and then do the same when updates arrive. You just need to visit the URL of the game, log in, and boom, you can start playing. Also, if there are any updates, they’re installed as soon as you refresh the page.

 All of the above pointers indicate a bright future of HTML5 games. It’s true, but up to some extent. It’s because there are certain constraints like graphics and overall performance. After all, you can not create games like PUBG or Call of Duty to be played on browsers, right?

However, you can expect impeccability from HTML5 games in certain gaming genres like casual or hyper-casual. So, if you consider all of the above factors, HTML5 does have a bright future but in specific gaming genres.

Who can help you create HTML5 games?

Well, Juego Studios can. Juego Studios is one of the best game development companies you can rely on. Since the beginning, our professionals have created several popular HTML5 games for large brands. We use the best technology available in the market like Cocos2d-JS, PixieJS, Phaser, WebGL, etc., to ensure the best results. Here are some HTML5 games created by our professionals:

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Juego Studios has certified developers who can help you implement all those complex features in the way you want. So, reach out to our experts now, and let’s start building the game.

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