The PlayCanvas HTML5 game engine just added 2D support in the form of Sprites, texture atlases, animated sprites, sprite components and 9 patch support.
From the PlayCanvas blog:
PlayCanvas is one of the most popular ways to build 3D interactive web content today. But before 3D graphics was a thing, there was 2D graphics!
Today we’re excited to launch the first part of our 2D graphics support. Great for building classic 2D games.
There are 5 great new features which will help you build 2D games using PlayCanvas.
Those new features are:
- Texture Atlas assets
- Sprite Asset
- Sprite Component
- Sprite Editor
- 9 Slicing
For more details on the new 2D functionality in the PlayCanvas editor, be sure to check out this hands-on video where we illustrate how to import a texture atlas and use it to create 2D sprite animations:
If you are interested in learning more about PlayCanvas, be sure to check out our two part tutorial on building a simple bowling title in PlayCanvas available here and here.