40 Addictive Web Games Powered by HTML5

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In the good Ol’ days, Flash rules the multimedia application on the web, but the arrival of HTML5 changes everything. Although the web generally agrees that Flash and HTML5 have their own advantages and specialties, in fact we’ve seen more websites are implementing HTML5 instead of Flash, even for web games. Cool features of HTML5 like Canvas, Audio and Video elements make the web gaming possible without Flash, and you do not even need the plugin to play the game!

html5 web games

To show the true gaming potential of HTML5, we’re gonna show you 40 interesting and addictive web games including Angry Birds for you, and they’re all powered by HTML5! Get ready to spend few minutes or an hour to have fun with all of them. Free games after jump!

Note: Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are strongly recommended for playing the games.

Angry Birds Chrome

Angry Birds online in HD! It can actually be played on the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Angry Birds Chrome

Front Invaders

Shoot down the IEvil with your HTML5 jet! I doubt if the authors were the victims of Internet Explorer 6.

front invaders

3Bored

An addictive game with only white boxes and other simple shapes on a black background.

3Bored

Agent 008 Ball

You must sink as many pool balls as possible before the timer runs out. Watch out for time bomb!

Agent 008 Ball

Web Snooker

Bored of playing snooker alone? With Web Snooker you can play with your online friend, show them who’s boss!

Websnooker

Blinkwang

Wanna know how many objects you can detect within 1 second? Here’s the game for you.

Blinkwang

Biolab Disaster

A quality 2D side scroller game completely built by HTML5 and JavaScript.

Biolab Disaster

Bubble Trouble

The more bubbles you pop in a tap, the more points you get, but it’s not as easy as you thought!

Bubble Trouble

Blobby Volley 2

It’s the famous blobby volley game, and your objective is to score more points than your opponent.

Blobby Volley 2

Chain Reaction – Advanced

Put a bomb into balls to start a chain reaction. Try to find the right moment and place. Higher levels will increase the amount of balls you have to react with only one bomb.

Chain Reaction - Advanced

Canvas Rider

Canvas Rider is an addictive game where you ride a bike on tracks drawn by other players.

Canvas Rider

Canvas Defense

Defend your base from the invaders who dare to get through!

Canvas Defense

PAC-MAN – Google

Google version of Pac-Man, originally created as an animated logo for the game’s 30th anniversary on May 22, 2010.

PAC-MAN - Google

Entanglement

Entanglement is a fun HTML5 puzzle game, which you begin the game with a hexagon in the middle of the screen.

Entanglement

Crystal Galaxy

Crystal Galaxy is an action space shooter. It has a unique, mouse based control scheme that allows you to move and aim to any direction.

Crystal Galaxy

HTML5 Blackjack

HTML5 Blackjack is a blackjack game in HTML5. You start with $100 and can bet $10 per hand.

HTML5 Blackjack

JSLander

Land without crashing! A simple yet fun game developed by Jason Brown using JavaScript and Canvas.

JSLander

HTML5 Helicopter

The objective is to avoid the wall, but how long can you avoid it?

Orbium

A fun puzzle game involving different colored orbs. The aim is to slot the orbs into 1 of 4 slots on a rotatable container and try to get all the same colored orbs into the same container.

Orbium

NetTank

The objective is simple, you’re a tank, and your goal is to destroy other players!

NetTank

Missile Fleet

Find the right tactic to take out the blue fleet.

Missile Fleet

Rainbow Blocks

Clearly a puzzle game with a win condition: click groups of adjacent blocks to remove them.

Rainbow Blocks

PlainChess

PlainChess aims to be a simple yet beautiful alternative to the cluttered chess portals currently existing.

PlainChess

HTML5 Chess Game

A great 3D chess game which 2 human players can play the game on either a 2D or 3D board. You can also play against machine!

HTML5 3D Chess Game

Pirates Love Daisies

Pirates Love Daisies is a tower defense game developed using HTML5 and JavaScript features.

Pirates Love Daisies

Sinuous

A HTML5 canvas game using only mouse input. The goal is to stay alive for as long as possible and gain higher score.

Sinuous

Runfield

Runfield is a simple yet wacky HTML5 game in which you take the role of a hyper fox. Simply click to jump over the holes and ditches.

Runfield

RAPT

A complex and challenging HTML5 platformer. The exit to each level is blocked by enemies that roll, jump, fly, and shoot to prevent escape at all costs.

RAPT

Swarmation

Swarmation is a multiplayer HTML5 game. It tests your ability to make some quick decisions and requires you to work with all other players playing with you.

Swarmation

Space Cannon 3D

Fly with a cannon in a 3D area and shoot the objects. Move your mouse to aim and click to fire the cannon.

Space Cannon 3D

Tower of Wolin

You know about this, conquer and the world is yours!

Tower of Wolin

PaJama

PaJama is a fish breeding game based on the fundamental laws of the genetics.

PaJama

Mutant Zombie Monsters

Kill-the-zombie game written purely with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Mutant Zombie Monsters

Super Santa Sweep 3D

Collect all the presents before it gets to Christmas Eve!

Super Santa Sweep 3D

Manic Spaceman

As with all the retro classics, the game ends you at the deep end of the difficulty scale. Use the cursors to move left and right and the space bar to jump!

Manic Spaceman

JS WARS

JS WARS is a classic shoot’em up written to demonstrate the power of modern web browsers using HTML5 technology.

JS Wars

Canvascape

Not really a game, but it demonstrates how HTML5 can be used to develop First Person Shooting browser game.

Canvascape

Canvas Pinball

A simple pinball game that uses HTML5 along with the Box2D physics engine.

Canvas Pinball

Onslaught! Arena

Fight off the horde with medieval weapons and power-ups, powered by HTML5!

Onslaught Arena

WPilot

WPilot is a HTML5 space shooter with multiplayer capabilities. It exists as a proof-of-concept project, where authors are trying to push what’s possible in browser without Flash.

WPilot

More

Looking forward to witness more potential of HTML5, and eventually make something from it? Here are the useful resources for you!

Author:

Kay is a tech-savvy and regular writer at Hongkiat.com. He also maintains K-Director, a technology blog. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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