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How HTML5 Has Impacted The Games Industry in Recent Years

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HTML5 is not new, it first launched back in 2014, but it still feels relatively fresh as some industries have taken a while to fully adopt the technology. Most people go through life never knowing exactly what HTML5 is, or perhaps having a brief understanding of "HyperText Markup Language" which is the coding language a huge number of websites are written in, as well as software and apps.

HTML5 is the latest iteration in a coding language that has been in use since 1993 and was actually first created by Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with making the internet itself possible. For gamers, HTML5 has been changing a lot of aspects of their game collection, especially in certain niches and types of games.

HTML5 in the Casino Industry
Simply put, HTML5 meant more options for developers in terms of functionality, but also in terms of compatibility, so people could work on browser-based games with the knowledge that they would work on more platforms including mobile.

Ignition Casino is a casino brand featuring a huge number of different slot and table games, and if you look through the many modern Ignition slot features you will see that things have changed when compared to the pre-HTML5 era. This new coding language has made it possible for a lot of casinos to launch new games. Slot games are an example, and HTML5 has made it possible to have more complex animations and different features within, which people can access even when they're using tablet, iPhone, or Android devices. Slots have evolved and changed in a way that incorporates more bonus rounds and other features, and developers have been able to be creative.

Developers are always looking for maximum compatibility. HTML5 provides exactly this, and some people remember days when trying to play a game in our browser they may have asked for a specific piece of software or Flash to be updated or installed. Mobile games were particularly tough as a result of this, and developers may have had to do a lot more work porting the games to different platforms.

How HTML5 Changed Things
Without becoming too technical, certain elements of the way HTML5 operates opened doors for people to make games.

For instance, the "" element is a core feature for HTML5 game development. It provides a space where developers can draw and animate graphics using JavaScript. The code allows for the creation of complex 2D shapes, images, and animations, making it ideal for creating some simple (but effective) game graphics.

Other elements and features of HTML include the

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