Category: Gamification

Procedurally Generated Game Terrain with React, PHP, and WebSockets

Last time, I began telling you the story of how I wanted to make a game. I described how I set up the async PHP server, the Laravel Mix build chain, the React front end, and WebSockets connecting all this together. Now, let me tell you about what happened when I starting building the game mechanics with this mix of Rea...

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

“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. The trouble is, I knew nothing about the dynamics of...

6 Inspiring Examples of Gamification in Design

From the Powerball to Candy Crush to Farmville, games have permeated our lives. And for good reason: They’re fun, exciting, and rewarding. Plus, leveling up or winning a game provides us with an instant sense of gratification and pride. So to make your UX more engaging–even addictive–try incorporating gamificatio...