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Building Native Mobile Games with Javascript using Game Closure

Submitted by Ramprasad Rajendran (@rampr) on Jul 23, 2013

Section: Full talk Technical level: Intermediate Status: Submitted


Learn how to use Game Closure to build native performing mobile(iOS & Android) games just by using javascript and web technologies.


Game Closure is a javascript/HTML5 based framework for making games that will work on both iOS and Android. The framework was in development for 2 years and now has been opensourced.

One of the biggest problems when developing for the mobile is learning multiple languages and understanding each platform. But we have been developing for the web with javascript and HTML5 canvas is also becoming popular with most browsers supporting it.

The framework leverages this popularity so that mobile games can be built easier and much faster just by using javascript and canvas. Even the tools that gameclosure provides are very similar to how we develop web apps.

In this talk we'll look in-depth on how to creating amazing games with game closure. The talk will cover understanding the framework, difference between existing frameworks, it's tools and understanding how to extend the framework.


Knowledge about HTML5 Canvas and Javascript would be useful

Speaker bio

I'm one of the founders at HashCube and we make games on Facebook and Mobile.
We've used web technologies to create all our games and are quite javascript heavy. We've used a lot of popular javascript frameworks and tools like Backbone, node.js and gameclosure along the way.



  • Pradip Caulagi (@caulagi) 6 years ago

    I can resonate with Ramprasad completely. I have worked on building casino games a few years back. While the games superficially resemble a webapp, the game clients are typically much more complex than a typical webapp - with much richer graphics, more interactive and with more work flows.

    And while Ramprasad modestly puts it as - we make games on Facebook - I don’t think I have met anyone who understands games and web development better in these parts of the globe.

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