Engadget just reported about HTML5 gaming as well which reminded me that I had tried one such site awhile back. I have no knowledge of any examples working on pre-2.1 devices and only semi-working on 2.1 (Nexus One is what I tried it on). Engadget just posted some more examples you can certainly try out (one of which includes Akihabara). Unfortunately until we have full HTML5 support within Android, most of these examples will only partially work (if at all).
Engadget doesn’t mention trying with Android and as far as I can tell only Akihabara decently works. They have a few games up right now you can try out from a Tetris Clone (hah!) and Pac-man to an 8-bit RPG game!
- These will absolutely blow your mind. Mr.doob’s Chrome experiments — Ball Pool and Google Gravity.
- Here’s a roundup of experiments from Ben Joffe, including a rudimentary 3D shooter, a 3D functions plotter, and an HTML5 color picker.
- Some of my personal favorites, KesieV’s Akihabara game room. The Legend of Sadness is where it’s at.
- Exploding, real-time video.
- WPilot — a multiplayer shooter. Like Asteroids meets Quake.
- A giant, color-cycling canvas. Weirdly addictive to play with.
- 3D molecules. ‘Nuff said.
- Mega Man intro. In HTML5.
These are right from Engadget and I haven’t tried all of them as of yet but I do know if you head over to Akihabara in your Android browser, you’ll be able to test out the demos that are available to some degree. The future of Android gaming is pretty bright now with Flash 10.1 support and soon HTML5.
I think until HTML5 is more polished that Flash will remain (and probably will remain) the leader with browser based gaming, especially on Android but at least we’ll have more options in the future. If you get any other examples working, let me know in the comments including the version of Android you used!
Source Referenced: Engadget