Spil Games aims to have 1,000 HTML5 games by the end of the year
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AMSTERDAM — After a tough few years wrestling with technology, Spil Games says that HTML5 games are ready for prime time.
Erik Goossens, the chief executive of Hilversum, Holland-based Spil Games, said in a talk at Casual Connect Europe that his company will publish more than 1,000 HTML5 games by the end of the year. The company already published 200 games based on the format, which is the lingua franca of the modern web, in 2013. It is licensing more than 100 HTML5 games a month or building them internally.
If that sounds like a lot, it is. But Spil Games has always focused on a large quantity of games. The company has a library of 5,000 Adobe Flash games published on the web, with the primary target being women and girls. But those games don’t work on tablets or phones.