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Efficient collision detection - tile based HTML5/Javascript game

I'm building a basic RPG game and I'm looking at collisions/pickups etc now. It's tile based and I'm using HTML5 and Javascript. I use a 2D array to create my tilemap. I'm currently using a switch ...
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HTML5 platformer collision detection problem

I'm working on a 2D platformer game, and I'm having a lot of trouble with collision detection. I've looked trough some tutorials, questions asked here and Stackoverflow, but I guess I'm just too dumb ...
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HTML5 - Does it have the power to handle a large 2D game with a huge world? [closed]

I have been using XNA game studio, but due to private reasons (as well as the ability to publish anywhere & my heavy interest in isogenic engine), I would like to switch to HTML5. However, I have ...
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Architectural advice - websockets javascript/php integration

Myself and a friend have started making a game, he's likely to be using impact.js for the user interaction etc, but we need multiplayer functionality so some form of websockets for TCP connections ...
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Animating sprites in HTML5 canvas

I'm creating a 2D platformer game with HTML5 canvas and javascript. I'm having a bit of a struggle with animations. Currently I animate by getting preloaded images from an array, and the code is ...
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Is it possible to load local html pages into Gamemaker games?

I was just wondering if it would be possible somehow to load locally saved web pages into a game. My primary use for them would be as menus, helping to navigate between rooms. I know about the built ...
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How do I set an event off when player is on certain tile?

Here is the code I use to create and print my map to the canvas: var board = []; function loadMap(map) { if (map == 1) { return [ ...
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Stop a rotating object at a specified angle?

I'm working in JavaScript with HTML5 and the canvas. I have an object which is rotating at a certain speed, and I need the object's rotation to slow down gradually and the front of the object to stop ...
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Issues with shooting in a HTML5 platformer game

I'm coding a 2D sidescroller using only JavaScript and HTML5 canvas, and in my game I have two problems with shooting: 1) Player shoots continous stream of bullets. I want that player can shoot only ...
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Help w/ iPad 1 performance for tile-based DOM Javascript game

I've made a 2D tile-based game with DOM/Javascript. For each level, the map data is loaded and parsed, then lots of tiles ( elements) are drawn onto a larger "map" element. The map is inside of a ...
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HTML5 as application for tablets?

I'm looking at creating a tablet application (iPad, Nexus, Surface...). I've heard it's possible to create it using HTML5 canvas. I was wondering if it was limited to canvas, if div/input/table can ...
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how to devise a scoring algorithm based on elapsed time and number of moves [closed]

I want to devise an score algo for my game. I want to award high scores to players who achieve the goal in minimum time and least number of moves. I did this but its not going correctly: var score = ...
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Jump handling and gravity

I'm new to game development and am looking for some help on improving my jump handling for a simple side scrolling game I've made. I would like to make the jump last longer if the key is held down ...
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Looking for a library to create a grid based first person game online

Before I go and build it myself, I have been looking for a library that may help making a grid based first person view similar to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmZoCFd4Us I plan to make a web ...
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Converting obj data to CSS3D

I found a ton of formulae and what not, but 3D isn't my forte so I'm at a loss of what specifically to use. My goal is to convert the data in an 3D .obj file (vertices, normals, faces) to CSS3D ...
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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 would be a good way to implement/render a 2D tiled map for a browser game?

I coded a a little RPG in ruby and I used an array to contain the map squares. The elements of the array (which defines the X coordinates) are arrays themselves whose elements defines the Y ...
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HTML5 game programming style [closed]

I am currently trying learn javascript in form of HTML5 games. Stuff that I've done so far isn't too fancy since I'm still a beginner. My biggest concern so far has been that I don't really know what ...
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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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Protecting the integrity of a game state while minimizing amount of data sent

I'm developing a multiplayer game in PHP/jQuery, and naturally have to be wary of any sort of data coming from the client. At present, I have tables of data representing the map (2D roguelike), ...
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How do I protect sending scores from HTML5 games to my server

On backend I am using java. I have a game in HTML5; when user completes it I sends an Ajax call to save the score to database. Now, someone can easily use tools like Fiddler and firebug to modify this ...
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Box2dWeb positioning relative to HTML5 Canvas

I'm new with HTML5 canvas and Box2DWeb and I'm trying to make an Asteroids game. So far I think I'm doing okay, but one thing I'm struggling to comprehend is how positioning works in relation to the ...
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canvas graphic output doesn't work [closed]

at the moment i'm developing a 3D-Vector-Coordinates-to-2D-Canvas-Calculation. the code is ready, the canvas too, but something doesn't work right... You can find my code at ...
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creating a simulation game, what type of knowledge is needed? [closed]

I am a beginner in game development. As a part of learning and fun, want to create a game in java-script and html5. I am planning a game that we were used to play in childhood, that is "new business"- ...
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Best practices on separating Update and Draw on game loop

I've been working on my first HTML5 prototype and I found a good model that uses the regular Update and Draw loop we see in game dev. My question is, where does one end and the other begins? The ...
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How can I repeat only a portion of an image in Javascript?

So I'm trying to repeat a portion of my spritesheet as a background. So far, I have attempted this: var canvas = $("#board")[0], ctx = canvas.getContext("2d"), sprite = new Image(); ...
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How is an HTML5 game sold?

(I know this site doesn't give legal advice, but what I'm dealing here with isn't anything serious at all. Also, I apologize to JP for being annoying over this.) Someone found a game I made on the ...
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What's the difference between Canvas and WebGL?

I'm thinking about using CAAT as a part of a HTML5 game engine. One of it's features is the ability to render to Canvas and WebGL without changing anything in the client code. That is a good thing, ...
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Free movement in a tile-based isometric game

Is there a reasonable easy way to implement free movement in a tile-based isometric game? Meaning that the player wouldn't just instantly jump from one tile to another or not be "snapped" to the grid ...
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Novice prototyping a massive multiplayer webpage based gaming system [closed]

I'm trying to build a website based game in which various pages of the site act as different areas of the game. I am wondering what you would recommended as a design structure. Which languages would ...
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RPG game engine in javascript [closed]

I am trying to build an RPG using html5/javaScript. Can anyone point out a few game engines for developing RPG in javaScript
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Anti-cheat Javascript for browser/HTML5 game

I'm planning on venturing on making a single player action rpg in js/html5, and I'd like to prevent cheating. I don't need 100% protection, since it's not going to be a multiplayer game, but I want ...
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Test your Mobile App's Code

I am new to game development in HTML5, and I would like to know how I can test my code out to see what I made with an IDE or something. Thanks!
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Is it possible create an HTML5 mobile game without the user having internet connection?

I trying to make a app for the Play Store and App Store. My app will be 2D, but will have 3D effects. Is it possible to program it in HTML5 without the user having internet connection? Also, are there ...
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How can I use WebGL to create a tile-based multi-layer scrolling platform game?

I've found WebGL (based on OpenGL) to be a fiendish and unforgiving framework for those learning to write HTML5-based games. Despite the presence of many examples on how to get started, I'm really ...
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Smooth drag scrolling of an Isometric map - Html5

I have implemented a basic Isometric tile engine that can be explored by dragging the map with the mouse. Please see the fiddle below and drag away: http://jsfiddle.net/kHydg/14/ The code broken ...
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Creating a frozen bubble clone [closed]

This photo illustrates the environment: http://i.imgur.com/V4wbp.png I'll shoot the cannon, it'll bounce off the wall and it's SUPPOSED to stick to the bubble. It does at pretty much every other ...
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Including sprite file for mobile games

I'm making a simple online RPG for Android & IOS using HTML5 & Phonegap and was wondering: should I include sprite file with the game for downloads (because of bandwidth)? What should I do ...
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Is Javascript ready for game development?

I'm hearing about the new HTML 5 features which allow graphics to be rendered, audio to be played, etc. My question is, does that mean Javascript is ready for a graphics intensive game, or is the ...
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Dealing with new animations in html5

Wish I knew of a better title, but the issue is rather specific. So the producer of the game I'm working on has given me new animations to put in the game. I knew there might be issues right off when ...
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Where and how to promote an HTML5 game engine?

I've recently completed an engine, called Irenic. Now, I was wondering, how could one promote it? The process surely is different than promoting a game, because a game can be played by almost anyone, ...
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Detect mouse click on a bezier curve's neighborhood

I'm developing a game in HTML5 and JavaScript using Canvas API for drawing graphics. I want to detect if the user has clicked on a bezier curve which has the line width of 20 pixels (something like ...
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How to implement AI for fighting game

I built a 2D fighter yesterday. The second 'player' does hardly anything. Actually, nothing. To be honest, I have never made a game before that had an opponent like this. So my question is, how ...
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Javascript and PHP for real-time multiplayer?

I'm wondering if combining Javascript clientside with PHP/mysql serverside is a good idea for HTML5 real-time multiplayer (small scale) browser games? My technical knowledge is very limited, and even ...
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Cocos2D game engine javascript is too slow on mobile

i developed a game using cocos2D javascript that works fine on web browsers but when i run it on mobile ( iPhone 4s , android nexus) the FPS was dropped to 20 - 22 on iPhone (max) how to optimize it ...
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Open source level editor for HTML5 platform game?

A natty GUI editor is very helpful to create level map. I want to use some open-source choices rather than build my own from scratch. I found Tiled Map Editor but it doesn't work for what I want. ...
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Multiple game frames in construct 2 for new levels?

Hi there I'm new to Construct and have tried out a few platformer tutorials. I'm getting to grips with setting variables and collisions, I'm now at the stage where I want to start adding new levels. ...
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JavaScript rendering: Canvas or DIV?

I am planning on developing a multiplayer RPG (kinda like RuneScape, but don't worry, with a different gameplay) and i want to do this in the browser. Now before saying things like "A MMORPG is hard ...
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Using Coffescript in HTML5 game development? [closed]

I just stumbled on this library/language called Coffescript, and thought it would do the coding part so much easier. As an example, drawing maps with a for loop would be: map = [0, 0, 0, 0, 0] ...
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What Javascript game engines are out there, other than Impact? [closed]

Does anybody know of a decent (meaning preferably free ;)) alternative to Impact? Any suggestions are very much appreciated!