Distributing Web games
Web games have several advantages:
- They're easily accessible from web browsers
- They're less of a security threat than native games
- They work on all three platforms out of the box
However, they also tend to perform more poorly, and to have worse platform integration.
The itch.io app supports installing and launching web games. They'll behave as if they were running in Google Chrome.
Like the website, it will look for an
index.html file (or a top-level
.html file with another name).
You can use
Shift+F12 to open the developer toosl, see Troubleshooting for more details.
HTML5 games launched with the app can be switched to fullscreen and their window can be resized, so make sure your CSS handles that properly.
Java applets are not supported by the itch.io app.
Flash games are not supported by the itch.io app.
Legacy Unity plug-in games
Legacy Unity plug-in games are not supported by the itch.io app. Use the WebGL export option instead.