Archive for the ‘game’ Category

Pong with SVG.js

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Everybody loves the vintage game Pong, right? We sure do. What's more fun? Building it yourself! That's why we decided to create one with SVG.js - to highlight some aspects of our library. It might seem like a complex idea for a small tutorial, but as...

Game Development with ReactJS and PHP: How Compatible Are They?

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"I'd like to make a multiplayer, economy-based game. Something like Stardew Valley, but with none of the befriending aspects and a player-based economy." I started thinking about this the moment I decided to try and build a game using PHP and ReactJS....

Using GSAP to Animate Game UI with Canvas

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The year was 1995; Toy Story hit the theaters, kids were obsessively collecting little cardboard circles and Kiss From a Rose was being badly sung by everyone. I was a gangly ten-year-old, and like any other relatively tall kid I was often addressed to...

How’d They Do It? PHPSnake: Detecting Keypresses

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At a recent conference in Bulgaria, there was a hackathon for which Andrew Carter created a PHP console version of the popular "snake" game. I thought it was a really interesting concept, and since Andrew has a history of using PHP for weird things, I...

Modding Minecraft with PHP – Buildings from Code!

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I’ve always wanted to make a Minecraft mod. Sadly, I was never very fond of re-learning Java, and that always seemed to be a requirement. Until recently. Thanks to dogged persistence, I’ve actually discovered a way to make Minecraft mods, w...

Screamy Bird

During San Francisco’s Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas “Hackathon”, Glen Chiaccheri made a game where you have to literally scream your way through it. Make sure to check it out in Firefox, as Chrome and Safari don’t support the get...

Sourcehunt March 2016: PHP in Rust, Pathfinding, Eve Online

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Time to promote some open source projects again! [author_more] blackscorp/astar [2 ★] A package by our very own Vitalij, astar is a PHP implementation of the A* pathfinding algorithm. Continue reading %Sourcehunt March 2016: PHP in Rust, Pathfindin...