by the Editorial Team
published July 30, 2017
It seems like only yesterday when we celebrated the beginning of year. But we’re already halfway through it. Let's count down the best HTML games for 2017 so far. All listed games are awesome in their own right. We used 4 main criteria to evaluate them: Graphics & Sound, Gameplay & Controls, Fun Factor, and Replayability.
We hope you enjoy this article. Happy gaming! PS: If you missed last year's list, check it out here.
This has got to be one of the coolest typing games you can play on a browser. The military theme definitely adds loads of excitement. The words are represented by enemy ships and weapons trying to attack your beach fort.
Each stage gets more and more challenging as the enemies get bigger and the words get longer. When your fingers fail you, you can call on an airstrike to annihilate all enemies. It’s not for the faint of heart!
For word buffs out there, here’s a game just for you. Wordmeister has a gameplay similar to the Scrabble. It has several features that make this version of the classic board game highly engaging.
You are pitted against a smart AI, so the player is kept on their toes. Other features include avatar selection, option to shuffle tiles, watch the tutorial, and more.
Here’s a quick and fun way to learn basic German. By the end of this game, you’ll be proud of your newly-acquired language skills. The game teaches basic German vocabulary and grammar by using several question types. These include matching images with words and constructing simple sentences.
The techniques used are supported by research in cognitive science and psychology. So if you want to know the difference between your “Katze” and “Hund” or your “ich” and “du”, try this game!
This is a game that will test how well you can remember details. You will be shown a series of faces, and you have to reconstruct each one within a given time limit. Sounds simple enough? You’ll be surprised how challenging it can be to recall certain pictorial details!
This kids’ game can also be enjoyed by adults. You’ll encounter a funky old woman, a green-faced alien, and many other interesting faces.
In this game, Aztec is the malignant spirit of a king. And you have just stolen his prized treasure. What else can you do but run for your dear life!
Navigate your way through ancient ruins. Jump over gaping holes, slide under barriers, and avoid all the deadly traps ahead of you. Use boosters to help you get even farther. Don’t forget to collect coins so you can buy upgrades in the store.
Whether you like the POTUS or not, we’re sure you will enjoy this satirical golf game. This is an action game that’s loaded with funny lines popularized by the honorable American president.
You have to go through several holes in a golf course riddled with water hazards, hilly terrain, and various challenges. Are you pro winning like the POTUS? Then swing and putt your way to victory with Presidential Golf! It’s gonna be yuge!
Meet the cutest monsters this side of town. They just want to defend their homes from an invasion of an offensive army of… balls! Yes, balls of all colors and patterns are rolling through the streets and you have to stop them.
Place your defensive monsters at strategic locations along the path in order to survive the attack. With limited energy to deploy monsters, you have to make smart decisions real quick!
Among all the games in this list, Puppy Rescue is probably the one that will challenge your hand-eye coordination the most.
You’re a hero puppy whose mission is to rescue the other puppies. You do this by flying a helicopter and attempting to land in the designated helipad. One wrong move, and you go kaboom! The gameplay is almost as hard as that of Flappy Bird, and just as addicting.
Defend your towers from an onslaught of enemies while launching your own offensive against their kingdom too. This game has gorgeous graphics and compelling gameplay.
You can use troops or spells to attack and defend. These include the slow-moving yet strong Brute, the powerful Sorceress, balls of fire, and many more. Choose your weapons and defenses well, or suffer defeat!
Our top pick for best HTML5 game for 2017 is Jumpee Land. It's a 3D game built with WebGL. This year is all about WebGL, the technology that lets you create dazzling 3D HTML5 games. Jumpee Land lets you control cute animals as they make their way through a maze fraught with dangers at every jump.
It’s easy at the start, but you’ll find out soon enough that it takes some serious dexterity to reach far in this game. Compelling gameplay, simple controls, eye candy visuals, and delightful sounds make this game #1 on our list.
"We found MarketJS very easy to work with, and were impressed with how quickly they delivered and responded to our questions."
Rebecca MacDonald, VP of Marketing, Active Navigation
"MarketJS consistently delivers quality games on time and on budget. They are a great partner."
Scott Sheppard, President and CTO, MoZeus
"It was a great pleasure working with MarketJS, they really helped thinking along with our needs. The delivery of the content was always quick and every custom request we had was possible to develop."
Willem van Ditzhuijzen, Business Development, CreativeClicks
"We are extremely happy with the content and service which MarketJS has provided us."
Matt McPherson, Director / Strategic Accounts , Wildtangent
"MarketJS collaborated with our team really well and delivered quality work."
Kevin MacDonald, CTO, TeachTown
"We've worked with MarketJS on a number of games now and always find them to be easy and efficient to work with."
Ben Gilbert, Project Manager, Ichi Worldwide
Our team shall be in touch within 12 hours.