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Taking Web Games Mobile

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While native mobile game development is clearly taking over it’s important not to forget HTML5 can also deliver a rich and engaging game experience across not just desktop browsers but also on mobile. Over the past two years Jesse Freeman, author of Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS: An Introduction on HTML5 Game Development, has been building HTML5 games designed to do just this. Jesse will discuss the current landscape of mobile gaming, introduce you to some of the most popular HTML5 game frameworks, demo a few of his own games and discuss ways of making HTML5 games native.

Bio: Jesse Freeman is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft focusing on Windows 8 gaming. He helps developers build amazing apps and games for Windows 8. He has been a Web developer for over 13 years, as well as a mobile app developer for the last four years. He's worked with MLB, the New York Jets, HBO, Tommy Hilfiger, Bloomberg, and VW.

In addition, he is a speaker, teacher, author and blogger with a focus on gaming and, in particular, HTML5 game development. He is the author of Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS: An Introduction On HTML5 Game Development published by O'Reilly.