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13 Best HTML5 Game Templates of 2023 With Source Code

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HTML5 game templates come with ready-to-use designs and functionality. All the time-consuming programming has already been done for you, so you can focus on designing games that are fun to play. 

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Top-Selling HTML5 Game Templates for 2023 on CodeCanyon

Grab one of these HTML5 game templates or engines. Whether you already have a game concept to build or would like a fun way to learn more about making mobile games, download the source code today.

1. 3D Blackjack

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“Enjoy this blackjack game with hi-res 3D graphics!”

3D BlackJack is an HTML5 casino game that isn't designed to be used with real money—it's simply a fun game to play. You can easily monetize your app with banner ads and promote it with the social share buttons included.

It comes with fully customizable HTML5 and CreateJS files, insurance feature, double bet, split hand, and PSD and AI files for easy customization. 

This HTML5 game is also compatible with CTL Arcade for WordPress.

2. Indiara and the Skull Gold

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Indiara and the Skull Gold is a mobile platform game with an Indiana Jones feel to it. Collect the eight gold skulls, but be on the lookout—the caves are full of traps! It supports both desktop and mobile and comes with layered PSD and AI files and 860x480 graphics. 

Indiara and the Skull Gold includes eight complete levels and can be completely customized in Construct 2. You can easily reskin this HTML5 game template by editing and replacing the images. You can also share on Facebook and Twitter. 

3. Quiz Game

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"Quiz Game is a HTML5 game with free general knowledge quiz questions and multiple choice answers."

Build your own custom mobile quiz game using Quiz Game. You'll be able to spin up many different types of quizzes using Quiz Game because the questions, answers, and categories are loaded from an XML file. 

This fully responsive game is built with CreateJS. Its features include a built-in editor tool, 17 different answer layouts, optional audio for questions and answers, optional right and wrong answer animations, and the option to display the correct answer.

4. Katana Fruits

If you're familiar with Fruit Ninja, you'll be familiar with Katana Fruits. The goal is to cut all the fruits that appear on the screen without dropping them and to avoid the bombs.

This fully customizable HTML5 game was developed with CreateJS, is compatible with CTL Arcade for WordPress, and can be easily customized. 

So what are the features? PSD and AI files for customization, and you can promote it with social share buttons. Sharpen your Katana—it's time to slash some fruit with Katana Fruits.

5. The Sorcerer

The moment the screen loads, you'll know what to do. Inspired by Zuma, The Sorcerer is an instant puzzle game hit. This fully customizable game is fully developed in HTML5 and CreateJS. It comes with the source code. It is available for mobile or desktop, and the 960x540 resolution is fully optimized. The Sorcerer is hard to put down, so you may want to consider acquiring extra levels, too.

6. 3D Roulette

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3D Roulette is a high-quality casino game with many great features. It's the perfect desktop in-browser roulette HTML5 game. It comes with fully customizable HTML5 and CreateJS files, as well as PSD and AI files for easy customization. It is fully responsive and has 750x600px resolution.

It is also compatible with CTL Arcade for WordPress, but if you're looking for a mobile-centric version, I recommend Roulette Royale.

7. Sweety Memory

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“Match all the identical cards before time runs out!”

Do you remember Memory? Sweety Memory is an HTML 5 game that works the same way. Flip the cards, make the matches, and win! Sweety Memory is compatible with CTL Arcade

It is developed in HTML5 and CreateJS and comes with source code. Mobile or desktop, the 960x1200 resolution scales to fit the whole screen of almost any device. It is fully customizable, with PSD and AI files included. 

8. Bubble Shooter

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The goal of the game is to clear all the bubbles from the level, avoiding any bubble crossing the bottom line. Launch the colorful bubble into place, and when you get three or more in a row, they disappear. Clear all the bubbles to win! 

Bubble Shooter is a classic puzzler that's easy to learn, but hard to master. It was developed in HTML5 and CreateJS. It's also compatible with CTL Arcade. If you think this HTML5 game is fun, be sure to also consider the 50 Levels Pack.

9. Rearrange Letters

“Rearrange Letters is an HTML5 game where you can arrange the letters and make the right word with the given description as a clue.”

You're given a clue and a jumbled mess of letters. With the clue in mind, rearrange the letters until you've got the word right as the timer counts down. That's how the Rearrange Letters HTML 5 game works: make the right word with the given description as a clue.

With plenty of customizations and built using CreateJS, you can reimagine Rearrange Letters any way you like. Features include the ability to share scores via social media, mouse and touch control, 1024x768 resolution, and the ability to customize the text, game mode, and time. 

10. Game FlapCat Steampunk

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“Help the cat FlapCat to go through challenges that are super difficult.”

FlapCat Steampunk is a cute and simple HTML5 game that's perfectly made for mobile. How high can you score? It comes with PSD and AI files, 1280x720 graphics, and infinite levels. Whether you're playing in your web browser or on a mobile phone, all you need is a single touch or mouse click to play. Easy to play, hard to master.

Game FlapCat Steampunk can easily be reskinned by replacing the images or fully customized with Construct 2.

11. Jumper Frog

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“Enjoy this colorful version of the classic game Frogger.”

Frogger is a classic arcade game that makes a great adaptation to mobile. It is also compatible with CTL ArcadeJumper Frog brings this arcade classic to any screen.

Fully developed in HTML5 and CreateJS, it comes with PSD and AI files for customization. 

12. Don't Crash

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“Don’t crash—this is the only rule of the game.”

Don't crash while you play Don't Crash! As two cars race around the track, tap the screen to change lanes and avoid a crash. This game comes with support for both mobile and desktop, easy one-touch control, and 1280x720 graphics. 

Reskin this HTML5 game using the included AI files or completely change the game elements using Construct 2.

Don't Crash is simple, fast, and addictive.

13. Driver Highway 

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Driver Highway is a 2D racing game made with the Construct 2 and Construct 3 game engines.

It has 720 HD resolution, supports multiple screen sizes, and plays on desktop, mobile, and Facebook IG. It includes AdMob banner and interstitial ads for the mobile version. It also includes Facebook interstitial ads for the instant game version. 

It comes with the following features: Construct 2 files, Construct 3 template files, Facebook instant game file, HTML5 files, and Cordova file.

More HTML5 Game Engines and Templates!

If you're still looking for the perfect HTML5 game engine or template, CodeCanyon has lots more to choose from. You can find another great list of HTML5 and JavaScript game templates here—along with 5 open-source games with free source code!

Things to Consider When Marketing Your Game

Building and launching your game is just the beginning! Customers have to know that your game exists. Marketing can feel so overwhelming, however, that you may want to keep putting it off. But doing so will be a terrible mistake. 

Here are some tips to help market your game. 

1. Know Your Audience 

Knowing what audience you want your game to attract is the first challenge in marketing. This is something you should think about at the idea and planning stage. Games succeed because developers reach and engage and spark an interest in people. 

2. Know How to Talk to Your Audience

Game developers make the mistake of talking to fellow game developers. They want to impress each other with their technical skills. In doing so, they end up alienating the people who they should be attracting to play the game: gamers. 

How do you, as a game developer, connect with gamers? Gamers are passionate about games and gaming. Speak to this passion. Talk about games that inspired you to build your game. Talk about the thrill you felt when playing these games and how it inspired you to build your game. 

3. Marketing Is a Daily Practice 

Promoting your game is something you will need to do on a daily basis. It starts with having a very clear and targeted marketing strategy that involves community building. 

And since all marketing is about building a community around your product, set aside particular hours to engage with your community through social media platforms because they provide a built-in audience eager to hear about your game. 

Constantly think about engagement strategies that involve interacting with gamers from all walks of life. 

4. Build, Grow, and Nurture Your Online Community

Here's where community management comes in. How do you create activities that get your community talking to each other and about the game? How do you build a loyal and engaged audience? How do you bring more people into your community?

Post regular, interesting, useful content. Ask your community of gamers for feedback, thank them for their comments, and build anticipation by telling them what other games you're developing.

Make constant interaction an indispensable part of your community. Educate your users on how to play the game and ask them to post new tricks they've discovered.

Creating a Game Trailer That Generates Buzz

Trailers are the best way to show people why your product is awesome. They explain why your game is special and tell people where they can get it!

They create anticipation and generate buzz. As a tool for engaging an audience, they are perfect because people relate easily to video. 

So what should you keep in mind when creating a trailer? 

Remember it's about telling a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Your beginning is the intro, and your end is the call to action. The middle is the exciting highlights of the game. 

What story does your game tell, and how do you tell it with the game trailer?

1. Create excitement. A trailer is there to grab attention. Think of how you will create an intro that draws the audience in, grab their attention from the beginning, and sustain it to the end. So keep it short. 90 seconds is ideal. 

2. Focus on the highlights of the game. This is the middle part where you tell users what sets your game apart. The biggest mistake is to bore the audience to death—this means the death of your game before it's in the hands of gamers. So pacing is important. Choose the most engaging parts of your game, build them up to a cliffhanger, and make people want more. 

3. Music and sound effects are an indispensable part of any trailer. Music is the sidekick to your attention-grabbing visuals. Choose a soundtrack that is inspiring and moves with the rhythm of the visuals in your game trailer. And the sound effects should also work together with these elements to build excitement. 

4. Include endorsements. Reach out to critics, bloggers, and developers in the industry, and ask them to write blurbs for your game. This gives credibility to your work and establishes you as a professional. 

5. Have a clear call to action. The trailer is there to sell your game. It must have a clear call to action. Tell people to visit your website or the platforms hosting your game and buy it. 

Launch Your HTML Game With a Great Template

These HTML game templates are just a small selection of the hundreds of templates we have available at CodeCanyon, so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options to choose from.

Whether you want to publish a game arcade on your website, create HTML5 games for your website, earn revenue with advertising, or dig deeper into HTML5 using game templates, you'll find what you're looking for on CodeCanyon.

You can also find useful Envato Tuts+ code tutorials on game design or game mechanics, as well as HTML5 tutorials to get you started.

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