Easily Deploy Your HTML5 Game to Android's Play Store Using CocoonJS
Fast forward to early 2014 and I decided to load up one of my games I had not seen in a few years into a browser that I'd remembered had difficulty playing it. I loaded up instantly and began playing at lightning speed! I figured, it's been a few years, maybe now HTML5 games can easily be deployed into native mobile apps. After a couple web searches, I stumbled upon CocoonJS and became intrigued. These guys at ludei claim to have an HTML5 wrapper for Android, iOS, and Amazon Marketplace where you simply give them a zip file and they compile it in the cloud and shortly later you have a .zip file arrive in your email containing your native application file.
My test deployment was my game, Mutant Zombie Monsters 2, a 2D zombie blasting platform shooter. The web browser verson is here, Mutant Zombie Monsters 2 in Android Play Store.
Creating a .apk from HTML5 was easy, the next step was adding mobile advertisements which I will cover in another post. Until then, start getting used to CocoonJS!