If we talk about web platforms then Javascript turns out to be quite a celebrated language. It is still considered a major skill if you know how to develop using the language. Almost any kind of animation is implemented using the language. It is still relevant in the industry. Although, do you know it was behind some successful games in its time. Therefore, to know some amazing games created using Javascript read down the article below.

Note: The article talks about games that were developed using Javascript at some point. Although, the data provided is related to the initial releases. Therefore, most of these games used Javascript at some point of development but the versions mentioned were made in different languages.


About: Breakout is a famous arcade game which was developed by Atari. The game was released on May 13th, 1976. The game took its influence from another famous title by Atari that came by the name Pong. It even made its appearance in the Apple II computers. 

The objective of the game is pretty simple. The player has to break the 8-row wall that is shown at the screen above. To break the ball, you will be provided with a ball and a paddle at the bottom to control the direction. If you miss hitting the ball from the paddle then the player will end up losing the game. The idea of the game was pretty simple and was really engaging for the time. This is the reason we kept it in our list of games created using Javascript.

2.Sprite Stack

About: If by any means you have heard about the 2D pixel editor Sprite Stack then I must tell you that the Javascript game engine is based on the game SpriteStack. Although, because of minimal data regarding the game we will be talking about the engine. 

It is well suited for artists who wish to create in 2D and handcrafted retro games that support animation. The editor is based on the sprite stacking technique that lets you place a single element slice by slice. It is also offered with keyframe animations that can help you achieve nice results. It is a great addition to our list. The game may not be available but the engine can be used to create loads of newer stuff making it adequate to place it on our list of games created using Javascript.


About: It was a game that was developed by Taito. The game was released in the year 1986. This was a better version of the Atari’s game Breakout. It added a variety of different things such as power-ups, different types of bricks, different level layouts, and better visuals.

The title signifies the mothership from which the player escapes. The game received great reception and was made into multiple sequels. It was so great that there were multiple clones of the same game with a different name. The concept of the game was similar to that of the Breakout. Although in this paddle used is basically the ship of the player that escapes known by the name Vaus. There are also a variety of powerups that expands the size of the paddle. It was a great game for its time and can easily place in our list of games created using Javascript.


About: Bejeweled was explicitly made for the browsers in the year 2001. It is one of the most popular games on the list. Almost everyone has played this one in the era of 8-bit games. The main aim of the game was to clear out the gems with the same colour leading to the chain reaction. It a great game and has sold over 75 million copies and a record download of about 150 million. In the game, the player would be swapping gems either horizontally or vertically. The swapping can be done with the adjacent gems. In order to create a chain reaction, the player needs a minimum of 3 gems to initiate. Whenever there is a chain reaction, the gems disappear and gems from the top to the bottom to fill in the gap. The game could have been played in two versions i.e: Normal Mode and Time Trial Mode. It was a true masterpiece for its time and that is the reason we have placed it on our list of games created using Javascript.


About: The great thing about BrowserQuest is that it is available for free. It is a multiplayer game that is available online. The game was created in collaboration with little workshop and Mozilla foundation. The game have been entirely created using HTML5 and Javascript. This game utilizes web sockets to enable multiplayer gaming. It has been created such that it can be played using all the modern browsers. The game comes with an in-game chat system. Here you can interact with other players and defeat enemies together. Every time you defeat an enemy, loot is dropped which can be grabbed by any of the players playing. Till now, the game has seen about 1900 players playing the game at the same time. It is a great game and deserves to be in the list of games created using Javascript.


About: Ataxx was a famous game for its time which was dropped by Capcom Publishers. It was a strategy game that dropped in the year 1990. The game was originally made with the name Infection. It was created by Dave Crummack and Craig Galley in the year 1988 but was later renamed to Ataxx. 

The game involved two parties on a seven by seven square grid. The objective of the game is to convert as many pieces of your opponent into yours. Each of the players will be provided with two pieces at the beginning of the game. The pieces will be of the color white and black which will be placed at all the four corners. The owner of the white piece will play the first move. The game ends when one of the players has made all the pieces of the same color as them and there is no space on the board. It was an interesting game for its time and that is the reason we have placed it on our list of games created using Javascript.


About: Danger Crew is a single-player game which is retro-styled. It is an RPG game that is made in a world where programmers use a laptop to defeat each other. In the game, the objective of the player is to protect his/her corporation from rival programmers and hackers. You will be sending terminal commands to the rival until their system explodes.

The player can gain reputation by levelling up, completing story quests, and filling out your journal. The game is based on real-life scenarios that a full-time web developer has to face. It is a great game and deserves its place in the list of games created using Javascript.

8.God’s Will be Watching

About: The game God’s will be Watching comes from an independent studio by the name Deconstructeam. The game was released on 24th July 2014. This one is a point and click adventure video games. In this, the player is placed in different scenarios where you have to complete tasks. 

This one is an intuitive game and is based on the decisive power of the player. There are a total of six chapters which will test your management for resources and time. In the game, you will be asked to take each character to a particular place in a given time and also have to take some moral decisions on the go. The players can move the characters and make them talk plus order them to do things. It is great and deserves its place in the list of games created using Javascript.

9.World’s Biggest PAC-MAN

About: This one is slightly different from the usual PACMAN. In this game, you will be playing alongside several players. It was a browser game which was developed by Australian Soap Opera. It was also made in collaboration with Microsoft and Namco-Bandai. The initial release of the game took place on 13th April 2011.

There are a few differences that this game brings onboard in comparison with its predecessor PACMAN. The initial aim is similar, the player has to eat as many dots as possible. The player has to avoid the ghosts in order to survive. Another distinct feature that one gets to have is the capability to create new mazes. This is a great addition to the list and deserves a spot in games created using Javascript.

10.Star Trek

About: Star Trek is a strategy based game which is inspired by the television series Star Trek. The game was originally developed by Mike Mayfield in the year 1971. In this game, you have to defeat the invading Klingon Fleet while you are the commander of the USS Enterprise. 

Here the player will be travelling through 64 quadrants of the galaxy ship to attack the invading ships. The player will be provided with phasers and photon torpedos to attack the invading ships. The player also needs to refuel on the starbases.  The game was originally written by the developer in BASIC. Although, it was released using Javascript. In order to attack the player has to decide the power of the phasor or torpedo to destroy the invading ships. It was a great implementation for the time and therefore has been mentioned in our list of games created using Javascript.

11.Evil Glitch

About: Evil Glitch was a fun arcade styled game that dropped on May 7, 2017. The game was specifically made retro-styled. It involves a sacred plot line created using Geometry. In order to survive the game, the player has to go through evading enemies and destroying dodging the bullets and missiles they fire at you. 

The game can be played to compete with your friends and even on the global leaderboard. The concept of the game is simple, there is a 2D guardian that is facing threat from invaders of a different dimension. In the game, all you have to do is survive as long as possible and create the highest score possible. It is another great entry and therefore is placed in our list of games created using Javascript.


About: Pong was a 2D arcade game which was based on the classic game table tennis. The initial release of the game happened in the year 1972 and the version was created by Atari. The game was created as a training exercise. It was the first game that got commercially successful and was so popular that it has its own console to play in the arcades.

Pong as mentioned before simulated the game of table tennis. In the game, there will be two opponents playing against each other. Both the players will be provided with their own respective paddles. These paddles can be controlled vertically by the players. These paddles provided was used to hit the ball and the player that failed to hit the ball lost a point. It was a great game for its time and deserves it place in our list of games created using Javascript.

So these were some of the games that were created using Javascript. All of these games have been classics for their time and brought something revolutionary for the time. If you are looking for an app development company then maybe we can help. In order to send us a business enquiry kindly mail us at [email protected]. We have also written an article over games created using Unity 3D, in order to read the article click on the link provided. We hope this article may have been of some help to you. Also, thank you for reading it until the end.


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