Game in a part of a window?


All the examples and tutorials I made were fullscreen. But what if my game is only half a webpage, how do I embed it? all ratios (screen, camera, etc) are still handled by the game?

its unclear to me, do we have an example somewhere that I missed?


Are you this as an engine only or via the editor service?

If the latter, you can use an iframe.

Right now I’m creating the game using the editor.

When you publish a build, it gives you a link like which is an iframed page.

If you add an /e before the p, that will give you page that you can iframe yourself eg

I’m assuming you intend to add this to your own page/site etc?

Yes, its for a client. We need to embed the game into a part of is webpage

Thanks for the support

Yeah, iframe embed is probably the best way to go then :+1:

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hello again,

So our frontend integrated the playcanvas app into a react app. Seems to work just fine until we tried on IOS.

The structure of the webpage is that the playcanvas app is on the first tier of the page then we have some random web stuff that we can scroll down to.

Seems like on ios, the app is preventing clicking & scrolling on other part of the page that is not related to playcanvas.

Any ideas?


Is the PlayCanvas app a canvas on the page or iframed?

Would you be able to share a minimal example?

Ok, so we investigated a little more

Our playcanvas app is part of a react web page. Seems like we have problem with the touch event regarding scrolling.

We would like to be able to scroll down the web page even if we touch the playcanvas app.

Is there a way to achieve this?

I cannot share the app, its for a client, but we found this exemple:

if you run it in portrait mode, you will have the playcanvas app in the top tier of the web page with more content to explore by scrolling down.

I guess its normal that the engine “eats” the scrolling events as it might be used ingame. But is there a way to keep the scrolling working on touch screens?


When you say part, is it just a canvas DOM on the page or in an iframe?

For example, this is a PlayCanvas app in an iframe

Would it be possible to share a minimal example with your setup? Eg a blank PlayCanvas app on a react page that just has nonsense text on it?

If it’s a canvas DOM, are there any stopPropagation() calls on touch/input events in the PlayCanvas app?

AFAIK, the engine doesn’t consume any events and that is left to the developer to do if they choose too.

Oh wait, I just read the rest of the thread. It’s in an iframe like I suggested :sweat_smile:

Not at a computer at the moment, but this should be possible as long as the PlayCanvas app isn’t consuming the touch events by calling stopPropagation()

This demo doesn’t let you scroll down once it is loaded and if you are touching the app/visualisation.

I believe its not embedded and live in its own page. Our frontend dev, took the zip file generated by the editor and is adapting it into a react app. We dont have this: " iframe src=“
But if you take your exemple : animation-blending, would it be possible to have the scroll working when we touch the playcanvas part?

We dont have any stopPropagation anywhere. the only event we are plugged on is click (which use mouse and touch)

I will try to make part of the react app available

Thanks for the support

I’ve created a test page and you are right, the engine is calling preventDefault() on the touch move event at two points in the code.

There are a couple of things we can do here:

  1. If the PlayCanvas app is not meant to be interactable, we can add the CSS property pointer-events: none; to the iframe class as seen here This will prevent the iframe from receiving any events.
  2. Patch the engine to remove the preventDefault calls. It was added to prevent the following issues: so bear that in mind.

Test page for reference:

<!doctype html>

    <title>This is the title of the webpage!</title>
        .GalleryVideoWrapper {
            position: relative;
            padding-bottom: 56.25%;
            /* 16:9 */
            padding-top: 25px;
            height: 0;
            width: 95%;
            margin: auto;
            display: block;

        .GalleryVideoWrapper iframe {
            position: absolute;
            top: 0;
            left: 0;
            width: 100%;
            height: 100%;

        .demo-iframe-holder {
            position: relative;
            padding-bottom: 56.25%;
            /* 16:9 */
            padding-top: 25px;
            height: 0;
            width: 95%;
            margin: auto;
            display: block;

        .demo-iframe-holder iframe {
            position: absolute;
            top: 0;
            left: 0;
            width: 100%;
            height: 100%;

    <div class="tall">
        <div class="GalleryVideoWrapper">
            <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0"
                allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <div class="demo-iframe-holder">
        <iframe src="playcanvas-demo/index.html" width="560" height="315"></iframe>
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Thats clear! Thanks! how would I patch the engine?

Here is an example:

Just to reiterate what I said before on this: It was added to prevent the following issues: so bear that in mind.

So patching the engine will give you the issues mentioned in that article.

Make sure that the script’s loading type is set to ‘After Engine’

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Side note: I recommend using the e link so you don’t have an iframe in another iframe.


Put the /e before the /p in the publish link.

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Ok!!! thank you for everything. We might redesign our mobile page so that we dont get in a situation where we cannot scroll anymore.