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Co-founder of

Developed tool to browse HTML5 Game Engines

Previously at Vigil Games & IntenseDebate


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2013 brought quite a few interesting HTML5 games - interesting from both business and gameplay perspectives

Posted by Austin Hallock on Mon, 21 Oct 2013 01:49:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Despite what others may lead you to believe about HTML5, it's still a viable platform for creating games, and more importantly it's on the way to becoming a commercially viable platform for games.

Rather than trying to emulate native mobile games with HTML5, we as developers need to develop games specifically for HTML5 taking advantage of the unique offering it brings.

HTML5 still isn't being widely adopted by larger game argument is it should be.

Posted by Austin Hallock on Wed, 29 May 2013 04:52:00 EDT in Production, Social/Online
Tools and resources for those making the switch from Flash to HTML5.

Posted by Austin Hallock on Sat, 20 Apr 2013 03:18:00 EDT in Production, Social/Online
72 games were submitted to the game development competition. Here are the 5 things we learned.

Austin Hallock's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/08/2014 - 03:54]

You 're right, updated ...

You 're right, updated

Comment In: [News - 11/12/2013 - 06:16]

It 's great to see ...

It 's great to see this at the University of Texas. Austin has been hit hard lately by studio closures and layoffs that are in part a result of being small cells with top-level leadership in other states and countries. Hopefully this creates the right ecosystem to keep talent and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 10/21/2013 - 01:49]

Those are some good points, ...

Those are some good points, but here 's the counter. r n r nWhile tools for Flash are better right now, it won 't stay that way for long. The problem with Flash is there are no new companies cropping up to innovate in the Flash ecosystem - especially tools ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/05/2013 - 09:38]

In context it says when ...

In context it says when WebGL is mature enough : r n r nJavaScript engines have improved by an incredible amount over the last 3 or 4 years, and will continue to do so. r n r nI 'm not sure if you 're familiar with asm.js, but in early ...

Comment In: [News - 09/03/2013 - 11:27]

This is fantastic news HTML5 ...

This is fantastic news HTML5 JavaScript is probably the better term is the one technology that every major player in games is backing. Nintendo, Microsoft, Apple and Google - Sony I 'm not 100 sure about just yet, but I 'll bet we hear more on this in the next ...

Comment In: [Feature - 06/21/2013 - 01:00]

Excellent write-up. The cultural differences ...

Excellent write-up. The cultural differences were an interesting bit... I know MMOs don 't translate too well between the Western and Eastern markets, but it 's especially interesting at a small scale looking at a single 'enemy '. r n r nI 'd love to see a postmortem on ZooVale... ...