Disney Buys Rocket Pack for HTML5 Game Engine

Posted by at 11:07 am on March 3, 2011

Disney has just bought the Finland-based HTML5 gaming engine developer Rocket Pack. Rocket Pack creates HTML5-based games that don’t require plugins to play in a web browser. How much the deal was worth hasn’t been revealed.

The deal is worth between $10 and $20 million, which is significant for a company which which gaming engine just came out in the last few weeks. month ago. Disney is likely to bring out themed games right to the web, without any need to use app stores.

Games can be created using Javascript and CSS, without relying on plug-ins like Flash or installation. Users can play these games on older netbooks and the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch through HTML 5 complainant web browsers.

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