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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What strategies can I use to update the visuals of my game to be more modern? [closed]

I'm making a browser strategy game. Now my problem is that I have a feeling that my design is dated. For now I have only used background colors and borders to make things look nice, but I have ...
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Tips on building a real time multi player web platform + framework and/or tookit

I'm trying to develop a multi player game web app which basically should be able to achieve the following goals: Provide a game engine + framework/toolkit to let third party corporation integrate ...
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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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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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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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2D Range Searching

I have a 2D jump'n'run browser game based on SVG, whereby the entire game-world is included in one huge svg (28px * 16000px, ~3.5MB). Unfortunately is rendering kind of too complex and the browsers ...
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Unity WebPlayer : WWW GET Requests fail in webplayer only, not in editor

My question is about my game requesting data from my server-side cloud-based storage (I have the option of free public Dropbox or Amazon S3) via GET and the WWW class, and it not working only in the ...
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Need a Push in the right Direction [closed]

I know this been asked a millions of time. First off my Dabbled in a few languages,like Java,C#,Android,Python and unity even though that's not really a language.My Programming is Level as at far ...