Mobile game developer Wooga, since past year has been developing a complete mobile game based on HTML5 Web technologies. It recently published the game’s source code on GitHub under an open source software license, adding that while the technology has great potential for gaming, it‘s not ready for primetime.
The game - Magic Land Island - was released as an open source project called Pocket Island. Wooga began developing the game in 2011, when HTML5 was gaining popularity. In fact, the project’s goal was to highlight the capabilities of the standard as an alternative to Flash-based gaming. In an article posted on redOrbit.com, it has been said that the decision to dump HTML5 could also undermine the mobile ambitions of social network Facebook and software developer Mozilla, as well as others.
In releasing their Pocket Island game as an open source project, Wooga declared “mission accomplished.” That mission, however, hadn’t exactly been to devote significant resources to a project that would be given away. But by taking on an effort to create one of the world’s most advanced HTML5 mobile games, the company felt they had reached their goal.
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