Messaging apps are growing fast as the new game platforms. Many people (especially young people) want not only to chat with their friends, but they also want to access more content – including games – through their favorite messengers. With growing support for HTML5 and related web technologies, it’s becoming increasingly simpler to meet the demands of youngsters for us, game developers.
But what are the main messaging apps where you can distribute your games? Have a look at several popular messengers.
Facebook’s Instant Games is arguably one the best new platforms to distribute your HTML5 games. We can name at least two reasons why you should pay attention to Instant Games.
First, because Instant Games is a relatively young platform, so it doesn’t have many games yet, which is why it’s easier to compete on this platform.Read more
Although many people consider Farkle a game based on pure luck, this statement isn’t quite true. Needless to say that no one can know for sure what dice combinations they will get at each turn. But what you can do is calculate when the probability of getting a good combination is high, and when it’s time to grab your points and move to the next round.
We at DMND GAMES want to share our best knowledge of how to play Farkle Master wisely, so you could use some strategy tips and tricks to beat any opponent in Farkle Master.
Because learning Math formulas to calculate probabilities would be quite difficult, we’ll just give you several basic ideas of playing in Farkle Master.Read more
Entertainment such as online games should be free and easily accessible. Gamers shouldn’t waste their time downloading new gaming apps on their smartphones or installing Flash to play in their favorite desktop browser.
That’s why DMND GAMES started creating own games with HTML5. HTML5 is the core technology for Brute Arena DMND and Farkle Master DMND, the two browser games we’ve built recently.
HTML5 provides several benefits (as compared to Adobe Flash) when building easily accessible games:
DMND GAMES chose Facebook's Instant Games as one of the main platforms for distributing our HTML5 games. Starting with just 17 games at the launch, Instant Games now counts dozens (if not hundreds) of engaging games. And soon, when we’ll publish Brute Arena DMND and Farkle Master DMND on Instant Games, there will be two more games available to a large group of players on Facebook.
Let's have a look at Instant Games to see why it's good for us to distribute our game through Instant Games.
Games are clearly one of the pillars supporting Facebook. Instant Games, being introduced in 2016, has grown a lot since then. Now we (and other game developers) can create games that are easily accessible through one of the largest social network.
So, the main advantage of Facebook's Instant Games technology is great availability of games. Gamers (especially those who prefer playing games in a browser or on their smartphone) aren't forced anymore to access favorite games in a conventional way. Put simply, Facebook eliminated the need to load a dedicated native app from App Store or Google Play and only then play the game.
To give you an example, you'll be able to play Farkle Master DMND and Brute Arena DMND – our first two games soon to be available on Instant Games – directly through Facebook's Messenger or News Feed both on your desktop and smartphone at any time.Read more
What is the best game engine for developing cross-platform 2D games? We don’t think there’s a definite answer. Depending on game requirements and the platforms where you're going to publish your game, you may choose from many game engines.
We've already built a couple of games with Cocos Creator, and we want to share our experience.
Arguably, the top two suites of game development tools are Unreal and Unity. These two suites allows game developers to create both 3D and 2D games. But we still opted for Cocos Creator to create Brute Arena DMND and other games (Farkle Master DMND) for several reasons.