For several years now, HTML5 has been heralded as this savior of game development that would allow us to all play amazing games cross platform in our browsers and be able to do away with silly things like consoles and App Stores. And that sort of potential definitely exists, but outside of a few neat proof-of-concept things I’ve seen I haven’t been all that impressed with the world of HTML5 gaming. That is likely to change with the arrival of Korean developer Jandisoft’s upcoming MMORPG Mad World. While the premise of “humans and their will to survive in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world ravaged by evil creatures" is a bit cliche, there’s no denying how freaking awesome Mad World looks in its latest trailer.
It’s really impressive just how many different sprites there can be onscreen at once in Mad World, and how about that massive boss near the end? This is running in a browser! Because it’s built in HTML5 it’ll be totally cross-platform and in real-time, with iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux all confirmed so far. According to Jandisoft they’re hoping the release of Mad World will be “the first game to take HTML5 to its full potential and lead it to the main stage of the gaming world" and I totally believe it could do that. Unfortunately it’s still a ways off, as it’s planned for some point in 2018, but you can find more information about the game on the official Jandisoft website as well as links to all their social media if you want to stay on top of Mad World’s development.