Newsletter โ€“ Issue 021

๐Ÿ“† 2024-03-12

๐Ÿ”ฅ Headlines

๐Ÿ“… GDC (opens in a new tab) is coming up next week, and we have an official Web Game Dev GDC meetup (opens in a new tab) organized by Trezy (opens in a new tab) (who has been reviving our Discord events โค๏ธ). RSVP and get in touch in the new #gdc Discord channel!

If you are attending GDC, make sure to say hi to Poki at their booth (opens in a new tab) (S657) and meet the 13 teams (opens in a new tab) (!) of game devs they are bringing to the event. There is also a Courage XL (opens in a new tab) pre-GDC event where CrazyGames (opens in a new tab) co-hosts a web game booth. They have free drinks and VIP tickets! Message @Rafael_CrazyGames on our Discord.

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ The Digital Markets Act (opens in a new tab) is now in force, meaning gatekeepers such as Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft must comply with the new rules. The act aims to create a fair and competitive digital market by preventing gatekeepers from abusing their power. In response to the DMA, Apple tried last week to kill PWAs entirely in the EU and reversed their decision after being met with backlash led by the Open Web Advocacy (opens in a new tab). The DMA should benefit web games by allowing browser engines other than WebKit on iOS, encouraging browser diversity, and bringing web apps closer to native apps in terms of features (at least in the EU).

The results of the Gamedev.js Survey 2023 (opens in a new tab) are now available!

โญ๏ธ Sponsors

Poki (opens in a new tab) is on a mission to create the ultimate online playground โ€“ where players and developers come together to play and create! Together with a growing 300+ game developer community and 50 million players each month, we're creating a new standard for web games. Interested in working together? Share your game with us (opens in a new tab)!

At the Poki booth (S657) this year at GDC, we will be giving early access to our new playtesting (opens in a new tab) feature to developers! Bring your web build to the booth and let's see if it works on web, completely free! We will share more info later this week. As usual, you can get in touch with us at or in the Web Game Dev Discord (opens in a new tab)!

Project OO (opens in a new tab) is a new high-performance browser-based 3D game engine. If you have an interest in making a 3D browser game or experience, check out the engine and creation studio at (opens in a new tab) and the docs at (opens in a new tab).
On Wednesdays at 8 AM PST we host Dev Office Hours in our Discord (opens in a new tab) and welcome feedback! Feel free to DM @nicedayjules directly with any questions.

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