Archive for the ‘game’ Category

The Evolution of Trust

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Nicky Case's games are a damn treasure in this world. Most importantly, they are fun and compelling to play. They also make gameplay the vehicle for education on tricky, intricate, and important issues. Issues that would be much harder to learn about b...

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 React 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 React. Th...

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...