Porting HTML5 Mobile Games To Ubuntu Phone
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 28 July 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT. 7 Comments
With Ubuntu Phone reviews frequently pointing out the lack of games/apps for Ubuntu Phone compared to other platforms, Ubuntu developers have been working on porting more HTML5 mobile games over to Ubuntu Phone.

For those interested in porting HTML5 games to Ubuntu Phone, Alan Pope has written a blog post about this relatively easy process. With having a redistributable HTML5 game, the "porting" to Ubuntu Phone mostly comes down to packaging it up via creating the manifest JSON file, adding a security profile, making a standard desktop file, building the resulting Click package, and then testing it out on an Ubuntu device -- followed by ultimately uploading it to the Ubuntu Store.

The process appears to be relatively easy but there can be some shortcomings of the Ubuntu Phone platform such as Ubuntu's browser not supporting locally-served cookies, Twitter links within games not working, and Ubuntu Phone's device orientation handling can mess up some games unless it's locked to portrait mode.

Those interested in porting HTML5 games to Ubuntu Phone can stop by Alan Pope's blog.
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