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HTML5 Games vs. Flash Games

• HTMLS vs. FLASH • GAMES ANGRY BIRDS BLOONS HTMLS FLASH ---------- Total Number of Games A FEW HUNDRED ADVANTAGE OVER 100,000 games games Compatibility 800 MILLION+ ADVANTAGE 2 BILLION+ users users 40% HTML5 is supported by 40% of web browsers Flash is supported by 99% 99% of web browsers Distribution Method MULTIPLE FILES ADVANTAGE ONE SWF Technology BROWSER ADVANTAGE PLUG-IN Supported features are browser-dependent. Plug-in installation required. Audio support is limited. 3D support is limited. ........ 3D support is extremely limited. CPU Usage ADVANTAGE? 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.1 10 20 30 40 50 Percentage of CPU Used MAC TESTS Safari: Wouldn't play HTML5 videos, so there was no way to test that. However, Flash 10.0 used 23.22% CPU but Flash 10.1 only used 743% CPU Safari: HTML5 was the most efficient and consumed less CPU than Flash using only 12.39% CPU. With Flash 10.0, CPU Google Chrome: Playback with Flash Player 10.0 was about 24% more efficient than HTML5, while Flash Player 10.1 was 58% more efficient than HTML5. utilization was at 3741% and with Flash 10.1, it dropped to 32.07% Firefox: Flash 10.1 dropped CPU utilization to 6% from 22% in Flash 10.0 Google Chrome: Flash and HTML5 were both equally inefficient (both are around 50%) IE8: Flash 10.0 used 22.41% CPU and Flash 10.1 used 14.62% CPU Firefox: Flash was only slightly less efficient than in Safari, but better than in Chrome WINDOWS TESTS 10.0 %23 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.1 10 20 30 40 50 Percentage of CPU Used 60 50 40 30 20 10 10.0 10.1 Flash Efficiency over HTML5 Security Factors VIEW SOURCE ADVANTAGE ENCRYPTION "No client-side code is perfectly safe, but Flash is miles ahead of HTML5. In order to hack a Flash game, you have to obtain the SWF (which can be combatted by loading through a wrapper/parent SWF), then get through at least two layers of protection: encryption and obfuscation. To hack an HTML5 app, all you need to do is open your browser and click View Source." Facebook Adoption 2/10 ADVANTAGE 8/10 The vast majority of Facebook games are Flash. However, more games for the social network are being developed – or re-written – to use HTML 5 instead. Top 10 Facebook Games (on December 6th, 2011): #I CityVille • Flash #2 FarmVille • Flash/HTML5* #3 The Sims Social • Flash** #4 Texas HoldEm Poker • HTML5 #5 CastleVille • Flash #6 Empires & Allies • Flash #7 Words With Friends • HTML5 #8 Diamond Dash • Flash** #9 Bubble Island • Flash #10 Mafia Wars 2 • Flash 10 20 30 40 50 *Regular version is in Flash, Express version is in HTML5. **HTML5 version rumored to be in the works. Millions of Monthly Users HTML5 usage (or development planning) drops off significantly outside of the top Facebook games. In-game Animation: What You Need 2 TECHNOLOGIES ADVANTAGE I FILE FORMAT OR OR HTMLS CSS3 HTMLS JS SWF HTML5 and CSS3 HTML5 and Javascript Flash Apple vs. Adobe Controversy BLANK HOLES ADVANTAGE? CLOSED SYSTEM "While Adobe's Flash products are widely available, this does not mean they are open, since they are controlled entirely by Adobe and available only from Adobe. By almost any definition, Flash is a closed system. - Steve Jobs, April 2010 "In response to Apple's opposition to Flash, Adobe has warned of an Internet experience where blank holes would appear in the browser on Apple devices in place of the Flash player. But those holes have quickly started to fill as content companies move their video from Flash to HTML5." New York Times, April 2010 Timeline HTMLS June 2004 2 2007 3 2009 4 2010 5 2012 6 2022 W3C and WHATWG Missed target. Estimates had put W3C Recommendation of HTML5 by late 2010. WHATWG starts HTML5 Estimate: Target reached afte two 100% complete and fully interoperable implementations. HTMLS New target: HTML5 spec expected to reach the Candidate specification was adopted by W3C. currently working together on development of HTMLS. specification. Recommendation stage 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022 October 1998 April 2006 3 June 2009 Flash SWF Ale format specification released. Adobe launched Open Screen Project, made SWF specification available without restrictions. Macromedia disclosed the Flash Version 3 Specification to the world on its website. FLASH created by OneMoreLevel.COM Sources

HTML5 Games vs. Flash Games

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Flash has long reigned king of casual web games.


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