A game that runs in an internet browser, either using core browser features (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript) or plugins (ususally Flash, Java or Silverlight). For games build using Flash, Silverlight of Java web technology add relevant tags.

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PHP Browser Game Private Messages?

First off, I'm asking this question here because gaming and messaging are intimately connected. Why win if you can't gloat? Nevertheless, I won't be offended if this needs to be moved to overflow. ...
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How to determine mouse position outside stage, and center the cursor?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my flash game determine the position of the mouse, even when the cursor is not inside the stage. My movie clip should move horizontally between x = 100 and ...
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Is there a centralized achievement system for browserbased onlinegames

I plan to implement missions with achievements (or rewards/badges) in my online space browser game spacetrace. I want somehow connect that to an existing online achievement platform for browser-based ...
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Alternative to JSF for browser-based 4X game [closed]

I intend to make browser based MMO game. Something from Master of Orion genre but with more accent on command ship operations. I've done some tests and research and turns out that indeed, for ...
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Persistent Data for Multiplayer, Browser-Based Games

What is generally used to store persistent data in online games - browser games/facebook apps, in particular? I have used MySQL in web development before - but I've read that it's not very scalable, ...
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Making a Photo Hunt Game using Javascript and HTML5 [closed]

I am looking for a way to make a photo hunt game using HTML5 and Javascript. Where should I start after the images. And How would I make clickable areas on the image, using javascript? If you know of ...
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What programming languages are sufficient for web browser game development? [closed]

I am wondering with what kind of languages such a multi-player online game was written? I am trying to find a list of web programming languages which could be sufficient for both of these websites. ...
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Is there a way to use scala with html5?

I want to create a very simple 2d multiplayer browsergame in html5. Something like Scalatron I mainly want to do this to improve my scala skills, the problem is I would have to code the clientside ...
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PHP Browser Game Question - Pretty General Language Suitability and Approach Question

I'm developing a browser game, using PHP, but I'm unsure if the way I'm going about doing it is to be encouraged anymore. It's basically one of those MMOs where you level up various buildings and ...
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Buffer System For Items

I am going to reference this image of what I want to accomplish in JavaScript. This is the Diablo buffer system. This question may be a bit advanced (or possibly not even allowed). But I was ...
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Web-based interactive fiction engine?

Are there any web-based interactive fiction engine that allow you to script a game and have it run from a website?
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game-state update structure and distribution in MMO?

I'm developing an MMO, which has to maintain a global game-state. Now I want to distribute the updates, which the players make to this state, to players which can see those updates (area of interest ...
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Passive skills and items

I'm making a small text browser RPG game using PHP, MySQL and Java Script (and jQuery). All the items are saved in the MySQL database. Every now and then a character have to make a skill roll (Talk, ...
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Does it make sense to build a text-based game Facebook app without using Facebook? [closed]

If I am building a text-based browser game, does it make sense to build it on you domain first, without using the Facebook API? I don't want to buy an SSL if I don't end up following through with ...
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If you make a game for facebook do you have to have a “real website” on the domain name?

Can you just use the domain to house your database and code? Do you have to have a "real" front end webpage?
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Is it possible to make a text based game and filter bad stuff?

I was thinking of a text based game where the users type in various "things." But I know it will quickly degenerate into filth. Is there any way to stop something like this?
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How I can advertise my browser game [closed]

I developed a browser-based game. It's a Multiplayer Business Strategy Game. Currently I am unable to find a place where I can advertise my game. My main requirements are : I can only pay via Credit ...
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Revamping my GUI to be more efficient and less brute

I am building a Java game from scratch right now. So far, it runs fine, but the issue is with my GUI and how it works. Basically, it's a tile-based game. Each time the person moves a different image ...
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How do I make more bullets shoot in this game code?

I'm having trouble in the "Bullet.prototype.draw = function ()" section of this code below. I'm trying to fix it so that I can shoot more at a time instead of just one bullet like it is now. Thus, ...
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Is there a market for a Text-based empire-building game? [closed]

I am working on building a text-based in-browser empire building game. The screen will be split into a console and an EXTREMELY rough vector map of your empire (just squares in a bigger square). ...
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What is the standard way of delivering HTML5 games to portals and such?

Let me explain what I mean by "standard way of delivering"... Think about Flash games sites. Flash games can be delivered as a single file, either hosted by the site, or, I guess, provided by someone ...
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Should I refer to browser-based games as HTML5 games or Javascript games?

First of all, I know that there are alternatives to both HTML5 and Javascript, but I worded the question so generally ("browser-based") because if I had said "HTML5" or "Javascript" games that would ...
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Server for online browser game [closed]

I am going to be making an online single player browser game. The online element is needed so that a player can login and store the state of their game. This will include things like what buildings ...
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Node.js MMO - process and/or map division

I am in the phase of designing a mmo browser based game (certainly not massive, but all connected players are in the same universe), and I am struggling with finding a good solution to the problem of ...
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“Play Now” via website vs. download & install

I've spent some time looking over the various threads here on GDSE and also on the regular Stackoverflow site, and while I saw a lot of posts and threads regarding various engines that could be used ...
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What implications does JIT (javascript/canvas) vs. AOT (Flash) have in terms of browser based game performance?

In my experience, even till this day, I still see more of a visual lag in entity movement / animation in JavaScript (Canvas) based games than I do in Flash based games. Why is this - what exactly is ...
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Best way to calculate unit deaths in browser game combat?

My browser game's combat system is written and mechanically functioning well. It's written in PHP and uses a SQL database. I'm happy with the unit balance in relation to one another. I am, however, ...
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HTML5 Canvas fillStyle as numbers not text

When drawing vector graphics in the canvas you set the fillStyle using an rgba string like this... context.fillStyle = "rgba(255, 223, 191, 1)"; Is it possible to feed in a javascript object ...
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Can browser based games be developed without JS/Flash?

I have absolutely no knowledge about game development, and for 2 years I have been a web application developer (in PHP & JS). I'd like to learn game development, and I'd also like to free myself ...
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Is there any JavaScript game library good for mobile gaming? [closed]

I do not know how should I ask this question. I am a very new in this field. I want to learn game development. I want to learn it for Android and iPhone game development. That's why i was looking for ...
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Advice on a PHP RPG System

I am looking to make a php/mysql/javascript based rpg on a site. I am trying to figure out the best method when it comes to items, quests, etc. For instance should I make classes for each item type ...
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Do I create a first login tutorial for new users? [closed]

I'm finishing my first browser game. I really don't know if I have to develop a "first login" tutorial or not. Do you think it's important? I hate the image-based tutorials, with just few screenshot ...
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Web-based micro-transaction API

I am currently making a browser-based game and I would like to integrate micro-transactions. However I would prefer not to have to implement my own storefront. Does anyone know of an available ...
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Examples of RESTful Web Services for Browser Games

Can anyone point me towards examples of Browser Games / Browser Game Sites that use RESTful web services? I have been convinced time and again that building web sites using RESTful principles is a ...
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Web Card Game , MySQL vs SQLite performance wise

Been thinking of creating a js/PHP/MySQL game, with multiple players / games happening concurrently. Is there any chance SQLite might be faster for something like this than MySQL? Keep in mind that I'...
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Is it possible to design a multiplayer game which can be played from different devices?

I want to design a online multiplayer game for all gaming devices e.g. Desktop PC, Internet browser, Android phones, Android tablets, iPhone, iPad, XBOX 360 etc. Now my main requirement is that, I ...
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Is knowledge of hacking mechanisms required for an MMO?

Say I was planning on, in the future (not now! There is alot I need to learn first) looking to participating in a group project that was going to make a massively multiplayer online game (mmo), and my ...
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How to schedule Render and Logic loops in browsers with RequestAnimationFrame?

Question derived from this tweet: @Vincent_Scheib, thoughts on using using two loops for a HTML5 game: one requestAnimationFrame for rendering, and one setInterval for logic?
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Where can I get people to test my game?

I've just finished making the core aspects of my HTML5 game. I have a server and all that, but is there a site where I can find people that would test my game? I figured that getting my friends to do ...
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Problem when animating MD5 model (GPU Skinning)

I'm trying to implement a GPU skinning version of the md5mesh.js by @tojiro (demo with CPU skinning) in WebGL (live demo of the project here, use WASD to move the camera around). The main concept is ...
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Browser game architecture considerations

I am currently working on a browser game. It's not my first one, but it is the most complex I have worked on to date. In the past, I would code everything in PHP, and have functions checking whether ...
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How legal would it be to use some elements of the Half Life universe in my non comercial, indie game?

I'm planning to make a simple, HTML5 game, that would use some elements of the Half Life universe. Basically, it would be a 2D Portal clone, but it would have it's own story, and portals would be ...
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What's the best way to generate an NPC's face using web technologies?

I'm in the process of creating a web app. I have many randomly-generated non-player characters in a database. I can pull a lot of information about them - their height, weight, down to eye color, hair ...
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Implementing cheat safe loot algorithm at clientside

I am developing a "city building" type of browser based flash/flex game. I was checking some of the implementation of existing one of the popular games in facebook using decompilers. I noticed they ...
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Away3D vs Papervision3D

I have served Google and I found that there are many 3D game engine also I have another question here Do Playfish and Zynga use Flash game engines? and I know that away3D is used for social media ...
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Attack Vs Defense in text based games

I'm trying to come up with a formula for the computer to determine who should win a match between an attacker and a defender, in a way that would improve how engaging the battle rules would be in a ...
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In a browser based MMO RTS… Art? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find artists to work on my game? I'm a little confused about how to go about this: I plan on developing an MMO RTS with some friends, but nothing is certain yet. ...
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How important it is for a game to work on a browser in means of popularity? [closed]

I've heard many people saying that it makes games more successfull if you can just play them on your browser without downloading a file at all. Has there been any research about this? Because i find ...
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Working together on a game as a project over the internet [closed]

I'm looking for someone who would be willing to work on a project that would potentially become something similar to the game evony/tribal wars, but the project won't be primarily for actually making ...
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What languages are required for an mmo browser game? [closed]

What 'Things' are required for this sort of game? I understand java, c++, javascript, and objective c (iphone programming) fairly well, however I know nothing about networking programming, but I do ...