15+ Best HTML5 Canvas Games That Will Keep You Busy Whole Day

Shooting Game

HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the core markup language of the World Wide Web. HTML5 is the proposed next standard for HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 and DOM Level 2 HTML. It aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.

The canvas element is part of HTML5 and allows for dynamic, scriptable rendering of 2D shapes and bitmap images. It is a low-level, procedural model that updates a bitmap and does not have an inbuilt scene graph.

Some anticipated uses of the canvas include building graphs, animations, games, and image composition. Today we are presenting Most Popular Games that you can play with the help of HTML5 Canvas on your browser. Of-course you will require some modern browsers like Firefox, Chrome & Safari.

1. Defender

Your mission in this Tower Defense type of game is to eliminate waves of slimy critters

2. Tetris

Make lines with falling blocks!

3. Thrust

Maneuver a spaceship by rotating and thrusting, as it flies over a landscape and along corridors

4. Etchaphysics

A gesture-enabled physics game based in an Etcha Sketch.

5. Gartic

Gartic is a web-based drawing game.

6. Same

An (addictive) canvas game with balls

7. Coverfire

Classic Arcade Action

8. Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction (addictive)

9. Spectrum Emulator

10. JS Wars

Your mission: Find and destroy Dr. Skull!

11. Berts Breakdown

Bert is on the search for coins. Can you help him out?

12. Asteroids

Destroy the rocks before they destroy you!

13. RayCaster

RayCaster is a retro 3D game

14. Slide puzzle

For fun and recreation

15. A first person shooter

A first person shooter

16. A torus style game

A torus style game

17. Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart – Mario with Car

18. 3Bored

19. Twitch

Let us know if you have come across any other game which you reckon can come into the best list. We will surely add it in our kit.

Author: Jaspal Singh

Jaspal is a web designer and owns a web development company WebSeasoning. He is also an full-time online geek. Follow him on @twitter or sign-up for the email newsletter and get daily updates from this blog.

16 thoughts on “15+ Best HTML5 Canvas Games That Will Keep You Busy Whole Day”

  1. I’ve been hearing more and more about HTML5 ever since Apple released their iPad and the whole war of words with Abobe and their flash player begun.

    It seems like a good technology and should be good for the web as a whole. I’m no Apple fan and I don’t think Apple has good motive behind it’s adoption of HTML5 but I will forever support the open standards of the web.

  2. There are some games that are fine, the one I like is the shooter, and some games the computer slows down

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