New Distribution Channel: The Amazon Appstore

One of the great things about developing games with HTML5 is there are so many marketplaces and app stores that accept HTML5-based games. The latest major player to start working with Web Apps is the Amazon Appstore on Kindle and Android. As with most other marketplaces and app stores, the Amazon Appstore has a manifest file (and accompanying forms) for adding applications. Unfortunately for developers, there is no standard manifest file…

js13kGames: Round 2

One year ago today, js13kGames kicked off its first annual game development competition. When it ended a month later, there were 61 fantastic entries, and one winner, SpacePi by Jack Rugile. Andrzej Mazur is back with round 2 this year, and the competition looks to be even bigger than last year – after all, it is 2013! The rules are simple, you have 13kb of code and assets (compressed in a zip…

Messaging in Clay.io

We’ve had somewhat of a messaging system on Clay.io, but only through the forum’s built-in messaging system – not ideal. Because of the Publisher Platform, we wanted to introduce a more embedded messaging system for publishers and developers to communicate. Fortunately, this translates great over to users privately communicating with each other. You can view your messages from here, and send messages to users from their profile pages. Any time…