“Mike Dangers” HTML5 engine now is also available for King’s Defold engine

You surely know King, one of the leading companies when we talk about casual gaming.

You may not know King owns a 2D cross platform game engine called Defold, it was used to create games like King’s Blossom Blast Saga and TouchArcade game of the week Hero Slide – you can find a tutorial series at this link – and it’s free to use.

It may seem out of the ordinary, that a commercial game company releases its core technology for free, they think the more people who use Defold, the better the engine will be. By releasing Defold to the community, everyone can help making Defold better, by creating tutorials, by finding bugs, improving the documentation, and much more.

I have to say, I agree with them.

While at the moment I am leaving to you the task to explore Defold engine and its Lua language, I want to show you Björn Ritzl‘s port of Mike Dangers game using Defold, playable at this link.

The source code is also intuitive and should help you to start with Defold engine:

The full source code is also available at this link. I suggest to have a look at Björn’s GitHub page as it’s full of interesting examples.

I will also try to publish some tutorials about Defold.