HTML5 is often talked about in Internet spheres as something that will be beneficial to games. However, Zipline Games CEO Todd Hooper says the technology was created outside of the gaming industry, making him question its relevance for mobile games.
“A lot of people are talking about HTML5. There’s a lot of hype around that, and my feel at this point is that’s exactly what it is: hype,” he said. “I mean, the HTML5 guys have a lot of conferences, but let’s see some games. A lot of the HTML5 stuff comes out of a San Francisco, Web 2.0, internet company mind-set, and that hasn’t got a lot to do with games. I don’t see a lot of people who I would recognize as authorities in the space of games talking about HTML5; I see a lot of people that know a lot about apps.”