Chapter 10

Future Trends and Opportunities for Web Gaming

In This Chapter

  • Getting revenue from advertising-based payments and secondary markets
  • Understanding the effect HTML5 will have on Flash
  • Following the rise of hardcore on the web
  • Seeing the blue ocean of opportunity: Twitter
  • Developing for Google+ and Chrome
  • Integrating asynchronous multimedia sharing
  • Watching the continued growth of web-based app stores and the rise of indie development funds

As with Facebook and iOS, the web game market is evolving quickly, and if you’re developing in this space you need to anticipate new opportunities that will likely emerge, not only in the next one to two years, but also in the few months after you buy this book. This chapter discusses several near-future trends to watch for, gathered from the wise minds of many gaming experts.

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