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This is pretty awesome news, a very promising HTML5 development environment for 2D & 3D games has become open source!

I've been wanting to cover it for a while, and it has been sat in my inbox for 11 days, woops.

I thought it would be a tool to allow drag & drop actions like Scirra's Construct or Clickteam's Fusion, but sadly you do still need to know programming to use it. Luckily Scirra's Construct 3 has plans for Linux support.

After testing it, it's certainly not something to pick-up easily, and don't expect to go into it and create something even as simple as a platformer without having some time to properly learn the ins and outs of it like any other IDE. It's a great idea though, being able to do it together, and that's the killer feature of it.

Superpowers is a downloadable HTML5 app. You can use it solo like a regular offline game maker, or setup a password and let friends join in on your project through their Web browser. It's great for working together over long periods of time, for jamming over a weekend, or just for helping each other out with debugging!

You can find it on github here, and here's the official website.

They are entirely funded by Patreon now it seems. Interesting to see more and more projects use it. Article taken from
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adolson 17 January 2016 at 11:42 pm UTC
I will stick with Godot for my games, though I haven't targeted HTML5 with it at all - this is likely a better option for people looking for web deployment. I may check it out just to see how it is and recommend it to a friend of mine if I feel it would be easy enough for his experimentation. In any case, the more REAL open-source creation tools out there, the better!
Julius 18 January 2016 at 10:21 am UTC
I hope this gets an easy Ubuntu Phone export option.

@adolson, yeah Godot is great, but not for HTML5 export right now.
STiAT 18 January 2016 at 11:54 pm UTC
Wouldn't be a target engine of my choice, but a lot of platformer-developers will like this move.
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