Game Closure raises $12M for HTML5 cross-platform games

Game Closure has raised $12 million in a first round of funding for its HTML5-based cross-platform multiplayer game business, which aims to provide tools to developers that can help them deal with one of their most painful tasks: taking a game and spreading it out across many platforms without squandering engineering talent.

Disney looks beyond apps with HTML5 game maker Rocket Pack

Disney has acquired gaming startup Rocket Pack, a specialist in games which use HTML5, the latest version of the Web’s lingua franca. The deal signals a move in the game-development community towards HTML5 games, which can be played across almost every modern device and Web browser.