Kindle Fire and Fire TV firm weighs up leading dev tools at next month's conference

HTML5 vs Unity: Amazon decides at Develop Live

With so many devices on the market, developing cross-platform games is the best way to ensure their success these days. But what framework do you build them on?

At next month’s inaugural Develop Live conference, Amazon will offer an insight on two of the leading tools available: HTML5 and Unity.

The Kindle and Fire TV firm’s developer evangelist Jesse Freeman will discuss the pros and cons of each platform by looking at the same 2D game built in Phaser and Unity.

He will also break down the different publishing options open on both platforms, and offer tips on how to create truly cross-platform games from a single codebase.

Freeman’s session, ‘Picking the right tool for the job: HTML5 vs Unity’, is just one of several talks set to take place at Develop Live. You can find out more about the programme at

Develop Live is the first conference to be curated and organised by the team behind Develop magazine and its website. It will be held at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland on Thursday, October 2nd.

Tickets cost £149, with discounts available for UKIE/TIGA/SGN members, students and independent developers (those with less than 10 employees). To apply for a discount code, email, or head to to book your place.

Develop Live is supported by event partners OPM Response and Abertay University. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact or call him on 01992 535647.

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