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The Best 30 HTML5 games

The Best 30 HTML5 games

HTML5 is set to revolutionise the creation of online games over coming years. Here, we present you with the longest list of HTML5 games available on the internet.

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Published by Alex Kearns on 10th September 2010

We love Flash. Until recently, it has provided the easiest and most powerful way of creating the online games that we showcase on this blog. It is not going too far to say that Flash spawned the online casual gaming industry. Without it, game studios would have found it almost impossible to provide online the slick animations, vector graphics and lightning fast interactivity that gamers demand.

They would have been forced to resort to the old way of doing things, painstakingly creating games using difficult-to-learn operating system specific technologies. These games would be expensive to develop, would only work on one operating system (so if you were on a Mac, you would have a problem) and users would be forced to download the games to play them.

At the very least, there would be far fewer free games available in a world without Flash compared to the tens of thousands that are on offer to internet users today. As we said, we love Flash. But we are also aware of its limitations. Developers have to buy expensive software in order to create Flash games. Flash is not open source, limiting what people can do with it. Flash also requires a browser plugin to work.

That is why we are excited about a new, emerging technology called HTML5. HTML5 is open source, completely free and, as you will see later, powerful enough to create fun and addictive online games. There are some problems with HTML5, as you would expect from any new technology, but these are likely to be overcome over coming years, especially as the technology has the support of some of the biggest names in web technology: Google, Apple and, belatedly, Microsoft.

The big issue with HTML5 at present is that older browsers - in particular Internet Explorer - do not support it. In order to play the games we have listed below, you will need to ensure that you have a modern browser. We recommend one of the following - Chrome, Safari or Firefox. If you are an Internet Explorer user and you don't want to change to a different browser, we recommend you install this plugin. It will invisibly upgrade your browser to the latest standards. I know this is a pain but, just think, you will be among the first in the world to experience HTML5 gaming.

Okay, now that you are all prepared for the HTML5 goodness that awaits you, let's go straight to the games:


A slick physics-based puzzle platformer by Matt Pelham, one of the leading lights in HTML5 gaming. You wake up in a laboratory with none of the super powers that you are used to. A computer voice gives you instructions on how you can regain your powers. One of the best looking HTML5 games out there. The movement is a little sluggish but the realistic physics and neat graphics provide the perfect demonstration of the gaming possibilities offered by HTML5. You can play Vii here.


One concern about HTML5 in the early days was that it would simply not be fast enough for games. There was no need to worry. HTML5 is proving itself to be easily powerful enough to create the lightning fast games that gamers crave, as 3Bored proves. 3Bored is one of the fastest actions games we have played in a browser. You play the part of a little rocket-propelled creature under attack from a whole host of enemies. You dart around the screen like a maniac trying to avoid the bullets that are criss-crossing all around you. The longer you avoid dying, the more points you get in this fun and addictive survival game.

3Bored also highlights another of the advantages of HTML5 over Flash. The game effortlessly scales to the size of your browser window - most Flash games are of a fixed size and do not therefore take advantage of all the available space. 3Bored can be played here.


The team behind Swarmation were originally planning to simply create a web app that demonstrated the power of HTML5's networking capabilities. But what they inadvertently ended up with was one of the most interesting multi-player puzzle games we have seen. Your task in the game is to work with others to create a particular shape out of little squares. You only have a limited period of time to get your own little square into position. If your square forms part of the desired shape when the timer reaches zero, then you are rewarded with some points. You are then presented with a new shape that you need to form, and the cycle repeats. As a single player game, Swarmnation would not have much going for it, but as a multi-player game, (despite some odd bugs) it absolutely rocks. Play Swarmation here.


The developer of Sinuous deserves credit for coming up with a unique idea for a game. Certainly, I have not seen anything like it before. Sinuous is perhaps best described as an amalgam of Boomshine and the classic snake game. You must navigate your 'snake' around the screen without touching the moving circles. It is not as easy as it initially seems. Sinuous is a mesmeric and relaxing game with that just-one-more-time quality that all games strive for but few achieve. Sinuous can be played here.

5Crystal Galaxy

This space shooter game features a really neat way of controlling the direction of your space craft using your mouse. This is not the only cool thing about the game. Crystal Galaxy also offers some of the fastest action we have seen in an HTML5 game. Plus, the graphics and music are top notch. You would not know that it wasn't Flash. This is not the kind of game I would usually play but technically it is brilliant and it would be criminal not to include it near the top of this list. Crystal Galaxy can be played here.


Created by Lost Decade Games, Onslaught is a fun defend-your-castle-style game that, with its cute, pixelated graphics, harks back to the 8-bit era of gaming. You need to fight off waves of enemies attacking your castle. Things start off pretty easy but each new wave is stronger than the last, featuring ever more powerful enemies, that you soon find yourself in a desperate fight for survival. You can play Onslaught here.

7Space Cannon

The mysteriously named Mr Doob is a legend in the world of Flash and javascript programming. He plays the browser like a virtuoso musician plays the piano, time and time again creating browser-based animations and artworks that bedazzle with their ingenuity and creativity. His work for the Johnny Cash Project for one should not be missed. Needless to say, the possibilities offered by HTML5 have not passed him by. Space Cannon is one of the first games he has created using his new HTML5 3D gaming engine. You are put in charge of a cannon and set the task of destroying all incoming obstacles. This could be quite boring but the game's physics engine turns what could be a tedious, repetitive task into an intriguing challenge requiring quick reflexes and precision accuracy. You can play Space Cannon here.

8The Legend of Sadness

Fans of the early top-down Zelda games will love this game. The cute, cartoony graphics and fun puzzles of The Legend of Sadness are clearly a tribute to the Nintendo masterpieces of the 1990s. You play a young boy on a quest to lift the curse from his village. The game is very short (it was originally developed as a demo for the Akihabara game engine rather than a fully-fledged game) but the little that you get does not disappoint. The game also features a cool twist ending. The Legend of Sadness can be played here. Be aware that when it asks you to press the 'A' key you should press the 'z' key. In the game, use the arrow keys to move around, 'z' key to fire your weapon and 'x' to interact with people.

9Sand Trap

Physics games are all the rage at present. Our list of the Top 30 Physics Games, published earlier in the year, remains one of the most visited pages on our blog. This game - Sand Trap - would probably have made the list if we were compiling it now. All the more impressive given that it was developed from scratch in HTML5 rather than using one of the many pre-made physics engines available to Flash developers. The aim of the game is to move the grains of sand to the desired location by rotating different containers. The way that each grain of sand moves independantly is particularly impressive. Play the game here.

10DHTML Lemmings

You could argue that DHTML Lemmings is not truly an HTML5 game, and you would be right. The game was developed several years ago - long before anyone had even thought of HTML5. However, the game does use the javascript programming language (which is also used extensively in HTML5 games), and it has done an amazing job of showcasing what can be achieved in the browser without Flash, and so we think we can justify including it. The game is a faithful reproduction of the legendary PC puzzle game Lemmings, where over a series of levels you have to help the lemmings reach their destination. The only difference we can see is that the game can be played in the browser. Truly an amazing technical feat. You can play the game here.


Brent Silby has been developing games with HTML5-like technologies for almost as long as the web has been around. He deserves far more recognition for his work in this area. His latest HTML game, created for the Casual Gameplay Design Competition, is Sandpit, an innovative driving game where you have to pave over a sandpit using a truck, avoiding various monsters in the process. Unusual but strangely addictive. You can play Sandpit here.


Fontanero is one of the best clones of that legendary game Nethack that we have seen, and it is done entirely in HTML5. Developed for A List Apart's 10k competition, the game replaces the ascii characters of the original Nethack with clean illustratve icons. This makes the game not only much better looking than Nethack (fans of the original may disagree!) but also much easier to play. The monsters, potions and other items littered around the game actually look like what they are meant to be (well, some of them, anyway). Fontanero can be played here.

13Brain Snackers

Matt Pelham's Brain Snackers is undoubtedly the best isometric-style HTML5 game we have come across. It features great graphics, slick animations and an intriguing storyline. A deadly virus has wiped out most of humanity. Many of those left have been transformed into zombie-like creatures with an appetite for human flesh. You awake, alone and defenceless. You better find a weapon fast, else you are going to be zombie meat in no time... Brain Snackers can be played here.

14Leisure Suit Larry

In the 1980s and 1990s, Sierra Entertainment created some of the most influential adventure games in the history of gaming. Games like King's Quest, Space Quest and Lesiure Suit Larry proved huge hits at the time. Now, thanks to the work of Sarien.net, many of these games have been ported to HTML5 and can be played in the browser for free. For this list, we've picked out one of the Sierra games - Lesiure Suit Larry. You should be warned that this game has a very adult theme. Strictly for adults only. If you are not easily offended, play Leisure Suit Larry here. Else check out some of Sierra's tamer titles such as King's Quest or Gold Rush.

15Dark Age

We could quite easily have filled this list with games by Brent Silby. He has probably created more HTML5-style games than anyone else in the world, and all of them are of a high quality. One of our favourites is Dark Age, a top down action adventure game inspired by the legendary Atari game Gauntlet. You can play the game here. Once you have finished the game, make sure you visit Brent's site and check out his other HTML5 games here.

16Thrust 2010

Most of you are probably not old enough to remember the game Thrust. It was one of the best games available on that legendary 1980s gaming computer the Commodore 64. Now you can play the game in your browser for free, thanks to the power of HTML5. The 2010 version of the games features all the addictive game play of the original - navigate your craft around the cave without smashing into the walls. You can play Thrust 2010 here.


There are so many variations of Tetris to play on the web (very few of which add much to the original game) that to say that we are unexcited when we hear of a new one could be the understatement of the year. But, surprisingly, the version of Tetris seen in this game is actually worth a second look. The game is also the perfect showcase of the 3d capabilities that HTML5 has to offer. Play Torus here.


Infiltration is a unique take on the defend-your-castle game genre. While most games of this type expect you to use your mouse or a couple of keys to aim and fire your weapon at the enemy hordes, this game puts the whole keyboard at your disposal. The direction that you fire your weapon is determined by which key you press. The game manages to be both fun and challenging. You can play Infiltration here.

19Missile Fleet

Missile Fleet was one of the first games on the web to take advantage of HTML5's canvas technology. But that is not the only thing impressive about it. It is also one of the best looking HTML5 games, featuring mesmerising explosions and beautiful bullet tracers. You are in charge of the red team in this space strategy game and your task is to destroy the blue team. Select multiple units using your mouse, and click where you want them to go. Play Missile Fleet here.


Bombada is a slickly produced match-three-or-more-of-a-kind puzzle game featuring cute graphics and addictive game-play. The game was built on Lost Decade Games's Diggy HTML5 game engine. You can play Bombada here.

21Bubble Trouble

This is a pretty faithful reproduction in HTML of the kind of colour-matching Bejewelled-style puzzle games that can be found all over the web in Flash. Although it is designed for use on an iPhone, it can also be played perfectly satisfactorily on a laptop or desktop. The game was developed by Janos Pal Toth, a Hungarian javascript wizard who lives in London. He is also the man behind PicFog, the impressive real-time image search app. Play Bubble Trouble here.

2210K Sniper

Another entry into A List Apart's 10k competition, this game puts you in the shoes of a sniper. Carefully scan over the cityscape to find your target, and then without a moment's hesitation take him out. 10k Sniper can be played here.

23Blink Wang

This is quite a cute idea. The game flashes a number of objects on the screen for the briefest of moments, and asks you to guess how many there are. There is not enough time to count them, or sometimes even identify what they are, so you have to rely on instinct or intuition. The funny thing is that after repeated plays, your intuition seems to get better. Can intuition be learnt? This game appears to show that it can. Play Blink Wang here.

24Chain Reaction Advanced

Games don't always need brilliant graphics and great storylines to be a success. Sometimes less is better. That is certainly true of Boomshine, one of the simplest and most addictive games to come out of the Flash scene in recent years. You simply click to create an explosion that sets off other explosions when moving balls come into contact with it. Those explosions in turn create more explosions and so on. The more explosions you create, the greater your score. This game - Chain Reaction Advanced - is basically an HTML5 clone of Boomshine (though it does add some small twists on the game play). Nothing wrong with that - if it ain't broke... You can play Chain Reaction Advanced here.

25HTML5 Helicopter

You've probably come across games like this before. Navigate your helicopter through the cave using just one key. Hold down the key to increase thrust from the helicopter's rotors and increase the altitude of your craft, lift up on the key to reduce thust and lose altitude. See how long you can go before, inevitably, you crash into the cave wall. HTML5 Helicopter can be played here.


A relaxing puzzle game where you have to create the longest wiggly line by rotating shapes engraved with line segments. The game reminds me a lot of Loops of Zen in its relaxing, slightly hypnotic feel. Play Entanglement here.


Orbium is an interesting puzzle game where the challenge is to collect together spheres of the same colour. The puzzles start off pretty easy but as you progress through the levels they get steadily harder. Orbium can be played here.

28Cover Fire

This is a remake of the classic Atari game Crossfire from the 1980s. You are the pilot of a small craft exploring a foreign planet. You are under attack from the local fauna. Stay alive by moving constantly and firing through the gaps at your enemies. Don't forget to pick up the gems and other bonus items. Play Cover Fire here.

29Blobby Volley 2

I got hooked on an earlier Mac version of this volley ball-inspired game, so may be a bit biased in including it in the list. The updated version plays very similar to the original but is lacking one key feature - there is no computer AI, so you will need to play the game with someone else. Blobby Volley 2 can be played here.


This is a pseudo 3d platform game. You need to help Mr Frog reach the top of the tower by leaping between platforms, avoiding enemies, taking lifts and climbing stairways. Watch out for the platforms that disappear shortly after you step on them. You can play JSNebulo here.

We hope you enjoyed our list of HTML5 games. If you come across any other great HTML5 games, please tell us all about them in the comments section below.

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Published by Sadiqun on 19th December 2013
Good list but some games already dead!
Published by NessBots on 11th August 2013
I would like to suggest a new game called NessBots, in which you design and code robots to fight other bots. you can try without even registering: www.nessbots.com
Published by Tim on 6th June 2013
This one is html5 and even multiplayer http://viliusle.github.io/vl-tanks/
Published by Nicopolo on 26th March 2013
Nice choice! There is also a good search word pazzles on HTML5 - http://findwordpazzle.com
Published by Nicopolo on 26th March 2013
Nice choice! There is also a good search word pazzles on HTML5: <a href="http://findwordpazzle.com">http://findwordpazzle.com</a>
Published by john on 16th February 2013
i have ca
Published by Trey on 1st February 2013
Many of the links are broken.
Published by Eraqy on 8th January 2013
thank you very much Alex Kearns and there are onther awesome games you can find here http://metuts.com/blog/10-best-html5-games.html
Published by Rob on 15th December 2012
One more for your list is Social Wars, a doom-like 3D multiplayer game against others on the Internet based around the concept of Facebook vs Twitter Http://social-wars.com
Published by Rafael on 24th September 2012
Thanks for this list ! Check out my small game using html5 technology: Space Evolvers http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~rcpinto/LD24/index.html
Published by Sumendra on 23rd September 2012
Great collection of games but here is more fun, cool and trickier box2dweb game - http://pixsansar.com/box2dweb-jumping-and-puzzle-ball-menu
Published by Dan on 20th September 2012
Great games, also the one you mentioned John! :-)
Published by John on 18th September 2012
Really great games. :-) May I suggest another HTML5 game to you: http://www.a5-animator.com/Pages/Examples_8#prettyPhoto[iframes1]/0/ Have fun playing it!
Published by Margus on 6th September 2012
A simple yet addictive multiplayer game where you can fight monsters and increase levels in 14 different skills. Come and invite your friends too, it is fun! Free to play! http://rpg.mo.ee
Published by Ryan on 19th July 2012
Nice game list! Here is a new HTML5 game I worked on myself : http://html5arcade.com/games/neverdierunningguy Its a simple runner and jumper, but tough!
Published by VO on 17th July 2012
Check out this new html5 game: http://www.mondoshows.com/games/strandead/
Published by ad34 on 27th June 2012
Thanks for this list ! Check out our small game using html5 technologies : http://www.crabegame.com
Published by Phyfun on 27th June 2012
Cool list of the HTML5 games, today flash games is very popular. Maybe in the future, HTML5 games will also be so hot.
Published by maks on 16th May 2012
I should say about html5 that wow my imagination - fatenation.com. This game like Civilization, in the best traditions. There are a long history of mankind and a lot of players on one map.
Published by Raul on 3rd May 2012
Really beautiful collection of games, thanks for posting. Did you know that www.zoimo.com is also pure HTML5?
Published by Jake on 18th April 2012
First, I love your blog, and this is a great collection. I also play over at http://playfreehtml5games.com/ Thanks! Jake
Published by Fun Gaming Zone on 7th March 2012
Super 30 cool games. I really enjoying the post. Thanks for sharing with us.
Published by Dog Shirts on 6th March 2012
thank you for such a fantastic blog. Where else could anyone get that kind of info written in such a perfect way? I have a presentation that I am presently working on, and I have been on the look out for such information.
Published by iTV Keep free on 6th March 2012
Another nice HTML5 Game :) http://itv-keepfree.com/bingo/ Greetz itv keep free
Published by Acidaus on 21st February 2012
http://baloonsdoom.cloudfoundry.com be the fastest!
Published by Anthony on 17th February 2012
E-Sim - free, massive, multiplayer, social browser game E-Sim is a simulation of modern world. You can become a virtual citizen of one of 39 virtual countries and participate in it's political, military and economical life. Your citizen can become an ordinary soldier, company owner or run for presidential seat and become the leader of the whole country! You can focus on your own career or help your country in wars and battles. You can organize your own private army or invest in your business - it's all your choice! Register here: http://e-sim.org/lan.4516/
Published by Krissz on 2nd February 2012
http://boulderdash.krissz.hu/ This is a perfectly faithful recreation of the Commodore 64 classic Boulder Dash created by Krisztián Tóth. For those who’ve never played before you must dig through the dirt to uncover gems and avoid the falling rocks, until you’ve dug enough to get to the exit. There are stacks of levels included and the Construction Kit means you can make and share your own too. Very well remade, nice large retro graphics and still great fun even today. Be sure to check out the other C64 conversions too including Tetris and Domino.
Published by Steve Jobs on 4th January 2012
These games are absolutely horrible. get better games. And that's coming from a professional.
Published by vex on 23rd December 2011
Welcome to the Newton Tower! In this game your task is to build a high tower without collapsing it. If you have a certain height achieved, the tower must be stable for a few seconds. How you make points: with the height of the Tower Bonus points:Bonus for faster building
Published by vex on 23rd December 2011
and the link: http://www.3d-sport.com/gamestart.php?id=175
Published by Stephen on 16th December 2011
I have writtena couple of HTML 5 Javascript games as extensions for Google Chrome. Circus Chrome is a derived from Circus Linux originally writen in C & SDL. Present Drop is something I created from scratch. Circus Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flmhajfkemhcpjadhaiadfindcgpboaa Present Drop: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofllacpilckaoelgjfmllmpebomodfho
Published by w3rdan on 12th December 2011
Original Minesweeper with 6 themes. Locate all the mines as quickly as possible without uncovering any of them. Plays just like the classic Windows game. Use your mouse to uncover all the squares. Click to reveal a square. A number indicates the total number of mines on the 8 squares around it. http://www.werdan.pl/canvas/saper/
Published by Samuel Asher Rivello on 5th December 2011
Great Article. Here are more thoughts; PROs & CONs of HTML5 GAMING http://www.blog.rivellomultimediaconsulting.com/posts/pros-and-cons-of-html-for-gaming ONE GAME - MANY HTML5 FRAMEWORKS http://www.blog.rivellomultimediaconsulting.com/posts/flyergame-for-html5-with-easeljs
Published by julien on 5th December 2011
Hey guys, may we have your feedback on this game that we created > MetroRun.net Feedback can be sent to julienchabe@gmail.com Thanks
Published by julien on 2nd December 2011
We just released a funny html5 game. We would love any feedback on it. Send them to playmetrorun@gmail.com
Published by gry online on 22nd November 2011
Link for swarmation.com seems to be dead. Was the game killed by the authors?
Published by Rumphiz on 22nd November 2011
Great list. You could also check out http://puttopia.com a minigolf game / editor. Probably made by some incredibly handsome man.
Published by r on 11th November 2011
Blobby volley makes the common mistake that all keyboard users are qwerty! I am ',.pyf
Published by Pepe on 26th October 2011
Very interesting. These HTML5 games looks as good as flash games.
Published by BloGames on 26th October 2011
Great collection of games. Brain Snackers is my favorite game of this list.
Published by Imi on 26th October 2011
Some of those are really good games.
Published by Jarred on 7th August 2011
Asteroids Inc. Game http://asteroidsinc.com Here is a game I created I would like to submit for consideration. Game is programed entirely using JavaScript and the HTML5 canvas element
Published by html5 game engine on 1st August 2011
Biolab disaster is the most awesome HTML5 game I've seen so far. And it's been done with the authors own game engine ImpactJS
Published by Jonathan on 11th July 2011
Hey, check out my HTML5 tower defense game, Picnic Defender. You can play it through FB for high scores & achievements http://apps.facebook.com/picnicd (no user data besides facebook user ID is stored), or without facebook at http://www.picnicdef.com/game/game.php
Published by Chao on 20th June 2011
SokoPlayer HTML5, one of the best clone of Sokoban http://sokoban.ws/sokoplayer/SokoPlayer_HTML5_en.php
Published by Ed on 10th June 2011
Hi, thanks for this! Unlike the other sites with HTML5 games on, some of these are actually pretty good :) This site is also very well presented and I'm glad I discovered it now. You may want to add Angry Birds to the list. It is available here: http://chrome.angrybirds.com/ and is made to be played in Chrome since it supports offline storage but also works well in Firefox too :D
Published by Xav on 7th June 2011
I have two another webgl games : http://www.spacegoo.com/maze -> a 3D maze sponsorised by Chuck Norris http://www.spacegoo.com/mosquitoes -> a 3D helicopter game where you have to kill mosquitoes with a helicopter. Enjoy !
Published by Nikki on 29th May 2011
Here's another one - it's a Breakout clone that makes use of the HTML5 Canvas and Audio APIs http://nicolahibbert.com/demo/breakout/ Hope you like it! :)
Published by Pablo Neirotti on 19th May 2011
Hey there! First of all, congratulations on the post. Some games in here are highly addictive =P. Moving on, I wanted to "contribute" somehow, with a Pokémon-like HTML 5 based game called Buglets. Here is the link: http://buglets.com.ar/ I'm sure more than one might find it interesting either for it's technology or the kind of game it is =) Cheers!
Published by Florian Stelter on 19th May 2011
Here is a HTML5 space shooter: http://stelter-media.de/space-pirat-killer/
Published by richard on 19th April 2011
@Alex Kearns Lemmings and Leisure Suit Larry were massive hits on the Amiga computer, more so than the PC which was costly and slow at the time. This is a quick education to the younger audience (God I'm feeling old now) who may not have heard of such a computer before!
Published by Kevin Roast on 14th April 2011
Here's another new one: Arena5 - http://bit.ly/arena5game
Published by webdesdev on 14th April 2011
Hi say this completion is good but i give "Onslaught" Top_1 good graphics, best game play, works smooth and sound is good. i give 4 out of 5 stars for this game.
Published by HitEleven on 3rd April 2011
I've just released an arcade-quality version of Pac-Man in HTML5. Plays nearly as well as the real thing: http://pac5.t15.org/pacindex.php
Published by Bill on 30th March 2011
Bionic Battle Browser Bots baby! http://www.browserbots.com/
Published by Dan on 30th March 2011
Cool list, I created HTML5 Nano Tanks here: http://www.vectorlight.net/games/nano_tanks.aspx
Published by Web Diablo on 21st March 2011
Checkout my HTML5 Diablo game :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1ILJ25YLpU
Published by Bill on 12th March 2011
Take a look at Mutant Zombie Monsters! http://www.mutantzombiemonsters.com/
Published by Michalbe on 1st February 2011
Opensource html5 ancient greece shooter - http://openodyssey.mibbu.eu/
Published by Chrome on 28th January 2011
http://www.chromeexperiments.com/detail/fastkat/?f= A really fast racer in HTML5
Published by Josh on 27th January 2011
We recently remade our Flash game, Gridshock, in HTML5. http://bowlerhatgames.com/html-games/gridshock/
Published by DingDongtheWitchisGone on 20th January 2011
Fail! Totally missed playtankworld
Published by manish chhari on 20th January 2011
Biolab disaster best HTML5 game works best with opera
Published by MrPink on 19th January 2011
The best HTML5 canvas game I've encountered is Tankworld: http://playtankworld.com/
Published by gmut on 2nd January 2011
Pirate slove daisies is the best html5 game - can't believe you haven't see it out in the wild
Published by Stabbquadd on 7th December 2010
How could this be ? This game is not on the list : http://sourceforge.net/projects/planetrescue/ I'm pissed off ! (kidding)
Published by Douglas F Shearer on 16th October 2010
Surprised this list is missing the incredible Biolab Disaster: http://www.phoboslab.org/biolab/
Published by planetfunk on 13th October 2010
I created Last Man Standing: A Zombie Apocalypse using html5 localStorage, and Canvas. You can it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/165110/lastmanstanding/index.html
Published by Erik on 12th October 2010
I made a refresher of the typical snake genre.. with some fun challenges. I hope to spin out a newer version with better upgrades, player selections, etc. Can be played here: http://www.brokenresolve.com/projects/slither/ The blog post can be found here: http://www.brokenresolve.com/2010/05/slither-game/
Published by Kevin on 12th October 2010
I made a simple little scrolling shooter in HTML5. Hopefully I'll get around to version 2 soon. http://kevingrandon.com/canvas/index.html
Published by Paul on 12th October 2010
I wrote a HTML5 version of the puzzle game Sokoban you may be interested in - check out sokogame.com
Published by Casual Girl Gamer on 6th October 2010
@Zachstronaut Played Equip > Pants. It was really quite fun. Nice idea well executed. For other readers, here's a link to the game: http://www.zachstronaut.com/lab/equip-pants/
Published by Paul on 6th October 2010
if you like puzzle games there's this one (works on ipad also) goo.gl/zI6A
Published by Zachstronaut on 6th October 2010
Thanks for featuring my game Infiltration in your Top 30! I'm honored. I have another HTML game called "Equip > Pants" that is an RPG, if people are into that kind of thing. ;)
Published by Steffen on 29th September 2010
Here's another HTML5 game. It's a realtime multiplayer game: http://nettank.nrg-media.de/
Published by Casual Girl Gamer on 26th September 2010
Thanks for all the comments and a big hat tip to the game developers who made the list. Without you, sites like ours would not have much to write about. @Brent, We're thrilled to have you commenting on our blog - we've been big fans of your javascript gaming wizardry.
Published by Brent Silby on 24th September 2010
I'm delighted to see two of my games listed here. Thanks so much to the author for including these games, and for writing such positive comments about them.
Published by richtaur on 23rd September 2010
Hey, I worked on two of these! Thanks a lot for including them :)
Published by nitrofurano on 21st September 2010
how can we code html5 games? where from can we find snippets?
Published by Markus on 21st September 2010
Firstly, it'll never cease to amaze me how people recommend browsers for HTML5 stuff, and fail to mention Opera, which performance-wise is right up there with Chrome and other Webkit browsers, and has been there for the longest time. Secondly, you might add that by recommending Firefox, you mean the Firefox 4.0 beta, which no one should be using in a productive environment yet. The release versions of Firefox 3.x are *NOT* up to par with HTML5 technology and shouldn't be used for these games. And thirdly, where applicable you might want to point out which games are clones/remakes of other classics, beyond Leisure Suit Larry and Lemmings (such as JsNebulo, which is obviously the classic Nebulus aka Tower Toppler, or Orbium, which looks exactly like the 1991 game "Logical" by Rainbow Arts).
Published by Gamer on 13th September 2010
Wow these are great ... HTML 5 and JavaScript games are really catching up with Flash based games. Great list. Thanks
Published by Jessica on 13th September 2010
You should really try to update more often! I love your lists but they're so few and far between.
Published by Sam on 11th September 2010
Thanks for wasting my entire afternoon! Great collection of games. I loved the sand game.
Published by David on 11th September 2010
thank you for the kind words about swarmation. we'll be working hard improving it over the coming weeks.
Published by Kevin Roast on 10th September 2010
I think you missed one: http://bit.ly/asteroids
Published by Joel Backschat on 10th September 2010
Great games. I can imagine how many lines are behind in every single one.

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