The last couple of months were tough, to say the least. They forced some changes in the plan I had for gamedev-related projects in 2020. The good thing is, given the diversification of our activities around Enclave Games, it shouldn't be that bad, although still an unpleasant shift in focus.
This is big news: Enclave Games was awarded with the Grant for the Web, and we'll be focusing on Web Monetization in at least the next half a year. Read on if you're curious how it all happened.
Tradition of laughing while comparing what I wanted to do with Enclave Games in a given year versus what actually happened continues. Let's recap the past year and prepare some plans for the upcoming one that probably won't happen anyway.
Right after finishing up with MozFest Arcade in London I flew directly to São Paulo to give a closing keynote at the WebBR 2019 conference about the evolution of HTML5 game development.
It looks like the W3C workshop about Web games in Seattle was crucial for the future of Enclave Games - we're going to invest our time and efforts into exploring Web Monetization opportunities with Coil.
Another year, another js13kGames. Even though last few months were mostly about the preparations of the new backend, we're still using the same one, with minor modifications, running since 2013. There are some good news though.
I've travelled to London last week to give a talk about WebXR at the FullStack 2019 conference that happened July 10th-12th in the Business Design Centre.
Two key events happened in June: I've attended the W3C workshop about Web games and presented indie perspective on the topic, and we've released our demo for the Meditations Games project.
Last week I had a great opportunity to meet with many folks from various companies at the W3C workshop on Web games which was held in Microsoft's office in Redmond to discuss the future of Web game development.
Two weeks from now, 27-28 June 2019 at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, W3C will host a workshop about Web games. I'm lucky enough to be able to attend thanks to being part of the Mozilla Tech Speakers initiative.