What is the PEGI mark for games?

As I am a making games mom it’s not so surprising I’m letting my child play mobile games. And if it’s about games for kids I use my own multi-stage verification process for games that I intend to offer to my child. One of the first criteria on the list…

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Best practices of optimizing game performance with WebGL

Optimizing game performance is crucial for creating a smooth and responsive gaming experience, especially when working with WebGL, a JavaScript API that allows for interactive 3D and 2D graphics in web browsers without the use of plug-ins. There are a number of best practices that can be followed to optimize…

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Using local storage for high scores and game progress

Local storage is a powerful feature of HTML5 that allows developers to store key-value pairs in the browser, even after the browser is closed. This makes it an ideal way to save game progress and high scores in HTML5 games. To use local storage in JavaScript, you first need to…

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What are loot boxes?

With this blogpost I want to open the Let’s Talk About Games series, in which I want to bring you closer to the interesting facts about games seen through the eyes of a game designer. However, in the case of today’s topic, I will go a little beyond nice and…

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Choosing the right rendering method for web games: a comparison of Canvas and HTML

When it comes to creating web games, developers have two main options for rendering: HTML and Canvas. While both have their benefits and limitations, it ultimately depends on the project and the desired outcome to decide which method is better. HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the standard markup language…

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500 already joined the upcoming Jam!

The Gamedev.js Jam 2023 is still four months away from happening, and we haven’t even started any announcements yet, but the number of devs who joined on Itch have already reached half a thousand! It will be the fourth yearly competition already – check the previous years (2020, 2021, 2022)…

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Developer Relations Manager at Poki

Poki is looking for a Developer Relations Manager to join their team. Are you passionate about games and want to work on creating hit titles reaching millions of players? Do you enjoy working side by side with creative and innovative people across the globe? And do you know your way…

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js13kGames 2022 winners

It’s been almost two months since the winners of js13kGames 2022 were announced, but if you missed that for any reason, now is a good opportunity to catch up. Make sure to check the results of all the categories, from the standard ones like Desktop, Mobile, and Server, to the…

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Game Off 2022

The yearly Game Off competition organized by Lee Reilly from GitHub is slowly coming to a close, but you can still join if you can spare a few days for development, since it’s running for the whole month of November. The Game Off 2022 competition is hosted on Itch.io, and…

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js13kGames 2022 is on!

The eleventh edition of the online js13kGames competition has started – you have a whole month between August 13th and September 13th to build an HTML5 game that will fit within 13 kilobytes zip package. As usual, we have a whole lot of prizes you can win (including a Game Boy…

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