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Co-founder of Clay.io

Developed tool to browse HTML5 Game Engines

Previously at Vigil Games & IntenseDebate

 

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2013 brought quite a few interesting HTML5 games - interesting from both business and gameplay perspectives


Posted by Austin Hallock on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Despite what others may lead you to believe about HTML5, it's still a viable platform for creating games, and more importantly it's on the way to becoming a commercially viable platform for games.


Rather than trying to emulate native mobile games with HTML5, we as developers need to develop games specifically for HTML5 taking advantage of the unique offering it brings.


HTML5 still isn't being widely adopted by larger game studios...my argument is it should be.


Posted by Austin Hallock on Wed, 29 May 2013 04:52:00 EDT in Production, Social/Online
Tools and resources for those making the switch from Flash to HTML5.


Posted by Austin Hallock on Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:18:00 EDT in Production, Social/Online
72 games were submitted to the Clay.io game development competition. Here are the 5 things we learned.



Austin Hallock's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/08/2014 - 03:54]

Very cool game Played a ...

Very cool game Played a round of a season 2 episode of The Walking Dead and it turns out I have horrible memory It 's always good to see some of the bigger media companies making fun games.

Comment In: [News - 11/12/2013 - 06:16]

It 's great to see ...

It 's great to see this at the University of Texas. Austin has been hit hard lately by studio closures and layoffs that are in part a result of being small cells with top-level leadership in other states and countries. Hopefully this creates the right ecosystem to keep talent and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/21/2013 - 01:49]

See http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AustinHallock/20130905/199653/Building Games for HTML5 ...

See http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AustinHallock/20130905/199653/Building Games for HTML5 Not with HTML5.php : Agree with you 100

Comment In: [Blog - 09/05/2013 - 09:38]

It 's The Web as ...

It 's The Web as the platform. And the whole point is that it 's a pain that there are so many languages out there - in your case, many for one game. JavaScript is poised to take over the roles of every one of them, and while it may ...

Comment In: [News - 09/03/2013 - 11:27]

This is fantastic news HTML5 ...

This is fantastic news HTML5 JavaScript is probably the better term is the one technology that every major player in games is backing. Nintendo, Microsoft, Apple and Google - Sony I 'm not 100 sure about just yet, but I 'll bet we hear more on this in the next ...

Comment In: [Feature - 06/21/2013 - 01:00]

Excellent write-up. The cultural differences ...

Excellent write-up. The cultural differences were an interesting bit... I know MMOs don 't translate too well between the Western and Eastern markets, but it 's especially interesting at a small scale looking at a single 'enemy '. r n r nI 'd love to see a postmortem on ZooVale... ...