'No coding necessary' for new HTML5 game engine

'No coding necessary' for new HTML5 game engine

By Rob Crossley

June 22nd 2011 at 4:29PM

iPhone, Android and browsers all supported with new 'drag-and-drop' game creator

Engine vendor GameSalad is launching a new tool suite that is said requires no knowledge of programming languages to get the most out of.

The new suite of tools builds games principally through a drag-and-drop user interface, with games exported in HTML5 code.

GameSalad says its new tool removes the barrier to entry for developing games for iPhone, Android devices, and building in the HTML5 standard ensures games will display on most browsers.

The company has not explained why it is not supporting Flash, which is one of the most ubiquitous web standards in the world today.

GameSalad CEO Steve Felter claimed HTML5 is “the next language of the web”.

“We’re giving people the ability to play and share GameSalad games within a web browser – dramatically expanding both the reach of our developers’ games and their ability to create conversations and community around them,” he added.