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Chapter 1: The State of Open Web Games
A brief introduction
Why should you care about open web games?
Easy to get started
Large and friendly community
Write once, use anywhere
Uncompiled and open
Everyone has control
Access to the world's biggest audience
What is the current state of open web games?
Game-related browser technologies already exist
2D graphics with HTML5 canvas and SVG
3D graphics with WebGL
Better animation performance with requestAnimationFrame
Music and sound with HTML5 audio and the audio data APIs
Real-time multiplayer gameplay with WebSockets
Store data locally with IndexedDB, Local Storage, and other ...