Alex Hawker
Alex Hawker
Alex Hawker is a Software Engineer on the GameSnacks team at Google, where he works on bringing exciting new experiences to the web gaming space. Before that, he worked to bring new GIF features to Gboard, Google’s virtual keyboard.
JS GameDev Summit 2022JS GameDev Summit 2022
33 min
Making “Bite-Sized” Web Games with GameSnacks
One of the great strengths of gaming on the web is how easily accessible it can be. However, this key advantage is often negated large assets and long load times, especially on slow mobile connections. In this talk, Alex Hawker from Google’s GameSnacks will illustrate how they are tackling this problem and some key learnings the team found while optimizing third party games and designing their own ultra-lightweight game engine.