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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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Synchronize turn based browser game

I'm writing a browser game in php and Sql. I'm also using Javascript - Ajax and Mysql. I'm stack on the battle system because I want to Synchronize the turns of the players in the battle. What I ...
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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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SVG—rendering performance

I have created a jump'n'run browser-game based on SVG. The »World« grew large (~80px * ~20000px, before scaled to viewport height) and rendering went slow. In consequence I included a range searching ...
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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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Javascript Audio solution

still has issues. Flash works but... requires flash (an issue for iOS). What do you use in Javascript for audio?
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What use for a 3d browser based multiplayer online game?

Can you help me choosing the right tools for this project? It's a 3d browser based multiplayer online fighting game. A few 3d functions are necessary for positioning, but no heavy rendering will ...
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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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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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How does one disable the right-click context menu in Flash?

I happened to play around with habbo.com social game portal. It clearly uses Adobe Flash as platform (if you look into the source code of the HTML page). But when you do right mouse click you don't ...
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How do I generate paylines and pay dots for a slot game?

I'm working on a HTML5 slot game and am completely stuck on the pay lines and the dots that produce the lines from 1 end to the other. What's the logic behind generating a random number of dots ...
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Do I create a first login tutorial for new users?

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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How can I display Unity games in Flex?

We have tried the following methods to upload sample Unity3D build to a desktop application in Flex: HTML Loader, NavigateToURL, iFrame and resolvePath. But we only see the text content, not the 3D ...
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Mouse input and structure in JS [closed]

I am creating a simple concept where I have a small menu to choose a tool from and then I can click and drag to build. For example, I click on the rails tool and then I can click and move the mouse ...
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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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Any open source editor to make video games online without programming knowledge? [closed]

With Scratch we can create video games online, from its web platform, and publish them on the same web. I could download its source code and use it, as many others already did (see Scratch ...
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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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Ways to make my game world bigger without slowing users CPU

I've been developing my first game for a little while now, but I've found that I want to make the game world MUCH bigger. It's currently about 300*300 tiles, but has creatures and bad guys running ...
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Can various browsers be assumed to maintain predictible state accurately in multiplayer online gaming?

With many games it is said that server will assume that clients keep track of the world accurately. Assuming this is true, for a browser based multiplier space invaders game you would only tell the ...
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Are sockets required when developing a browser based MMOG?

I'm in the very early phases of developing a browser based MMOG, kinda like this game but not as cartoonish and with more features. I'm an experienced web developer, yet not once have I ever used ...
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Allow Pushing|Boosting in free browser MMOGs? [closed]

There seems to be a set of rules (or game design criteria) common to free MMOGs, to encourage fair competition. One such rule is that each player may have only a single account (despite the difficulty ...
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How to develop a real-time game server for html5 web app?

I'm contemplating a graduate project proposal of developing a rather complex HTML5 game that requires real-time server communication. The premise of the actual game play is simple: 10 players battle ...
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How to simulate timed attacks in browser-based games?

In my MMORTS browser-based game, I want that all attacks be performed 7 minutes later after the player does it. So, when the player clicks on attack button, a countdown becomes visible to both the ...
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SVG—Adding fire to the roket

as you might expect, I have got a game in development, including a main character—fortunately… This character is on the one hand represented by a bunch of Box2D bodies and on the other hand, ...
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Can you have an embedded browser in Gamemaker:Studio

I am trying to make a sort of browser in gamemaker and I wanted to know how to embed a browser within a game. Are there any extensions I need to download?
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Increasing resources overtime for a browser-based game [duplicate]

I've been interested in developing a browser game ala OGame or Ikariam etc. Basically, a menu is displayed with your resources and, overtime, they increase depending on how advanced are you in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Browser-Based Game Design: Keeping track of NPC stats (Attack, Defense, Health, etc)

Hope this is a proper question to ask here. If not, I'd appreciate somebody pointing me to other game developer communities. Since I am creating my game by myself it'd be nice to communicate with ...
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How to display top-down 2D online game [closed]

I'm new to game development (but not new to software development). As a personal/learning project, I'm designing an overhead-view 2D online RTS game (static, no scrolling). The first cut will pretty ...
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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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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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How can I create a web player for a game engine?

This web player is for UDK and works very well without a browser plugin. I'm wondering how it's built. How can I build my own? My game engine is written in C++ language.
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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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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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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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Browser based MMO [closed]

We are a team of 4 trying to develop a browser based MMORPG. Its partially text based in a way like Might and Magic. The world map would be in 3D and actions would be automatically resolved. The game ...
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Techniques for mapping “nodes” and paths between nodes in a world space that extends in three dimensions

I'm trying to create a travellable map/world. I want to model able-to-be-occupied nodes/tiles/locations and allowed paths between them to create a space infinitely able to be built upon in all ...
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Server for online browser game

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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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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HTML Canvas drawing - Firefox error

I am getting the following error ONLY when running my game in Firefox (3.6) Component returned failure code: 0x80040111 (NS_ERROR_NOT_AVAILABLE) [nsIDOMCanvasRenderingContext2D.drawImage] ...
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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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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 ...
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which state to add main menu for simple browser game with phaser

In which state should I add the main menu, or should i make it into another separate state? My main confusion here is how I manipulate states properly. Im a phaser/gamedev noob and I dont know how to ...
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ASP.NET MVC & SQL Server vs. PHP & MySql

I'm going to develop a strategy browser-based game with ASP.NET MVC and SQL Server. However, as I explored the web to get some ideas and patterns from existing games, I found out that none of them ...
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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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Cross-browser cross-platform web support for immersive/non-casual games

I have heard of many plugins/browser technologies that are useful for games, but I didn't dive into any of them yet because I've assumed that omni-support wasn't quite there. By omni-support, I mean ...