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Google Web Toolkit: Ever used for making games?

I've recently come across GWT (Google Web Toolkit) and have been amazed by it. I was wondering if anyone has ever put it to use making a video game? And if they did, what their experience was, whether ...
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What approach would you take to develop an old school game? [on hold]

Possible duplicate: Best technology for online games? I have agreed to show my child how to develop software. He wants me to help him develop a game. If you were me then what approach would you ...
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What version of Java should I target for applets?

I recently deployed an applet that seems to require Java 6 Update 24. I assume the reason for this requirement is the matching JDK version I used to create the applet (I am new to Java). The fact ...
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Is there a good reason I shouldn't use a java applet for a game?

I want to make a multiplayer browser-based game. The nice thing about using an applet is that I can make the client and the server in the same language (java/closure/scala/etc). I know there's html5 ...
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How to implement a component based system for items in a web game

Reading several other questions and answers on using a component based system to define items I want to use one for the items and spells in a web game written in PHP. I'm just stuck on the ...
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Time/duration handling in strategic game

I'm considering developing a space opera game, having already done some game design. Technically, though, I'm coming from a business applications background. Hence I don't really know how I should ...
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How do you make Direct3D work in a browser?

I've come across games that are 3D that are playable in a browser. They require a plugin to be installed to work. I guess the plugin creates a D3D window inside the browser. How would I go about ...
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Where to start, to develop an online Backgammon game?

I would like to develop a backgammon game to play against other players online, as a way of learning more Javascript/jQuery and a little game development. I'm a web developer and most of my experience ...
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Where can I find Cinema4D for game development tutorials?

I started to learn Cinema 4D. I've noticed it's really easy to use for motion graphics, but I want to use it for modeling for games/realtime 3d engines. Before I used 3dsmax and it was easy to ...
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Development platform for 2D web and mobile games

Is there a game development platform -- similar to Torque, or Unity -- which can be used to deploy 2D games on the following platforms: Web iOs Android Xbox Live Arcade (Preferred but not required) ...
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How to create a hexagon world map in PHP from a database for a browser based strategy game

I'm trying to create a hexagon world map for my PHP browser based strategy game. I've created a table in my database with the following data per row: id, type, x, y and occupied. Where type is the ...
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Webworkers HTML5 for game AI?

So I am designing a game like scrabble in which a user has to make words using the letters on the screen. When the there is no possible combination of word that can be made with the letter the game is ...
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What new programming languages are being used to develop web-based games? [closed]

I've got around 10 years behind me of casually creating AS1/2/3 games and have found myself wondering recently what other options are available for web-based games. I have recently found haXe and ...
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How do I protect my rights to my game on the web?

My small games all have different gameplay. I want to showcase them through the internet. However, I'm worried about them and their concepts getting copied. How can I protect them? Also, if I have ...
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Where can I find some “must see” game development portfolios? [closed]

I am trying to put together a website/portfolio and it would be great to see what others have done.
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How long till HTML5 canvas becomes a viable game development platform?

So I have been working on web application. So invariably what it boils down to is making simple games which were previously based on flash or openGL. Now I know apple was moving away from flash ...
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Determining the probability of a successful attack based on the equipped weapon?

Take this example, a player has a sword composed of the handle and a blade. Together, they generate a strength of X and that combination adds qualitative attributes (induce more damage to fire ...
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Do any open source JavaScript 3D physics engines exist? [closed]

I'm working on a web-based 3D FPS game using WebGL, HTML5 and JavaScript. It is supposed to target PCs and net-books with WebGL-enabled browsers installed. I'm wondering if there's an existing open ...
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noSQL - Is it a valid option for web based game? [closed]

Out of an opportunity and boredom, a friend and I decided to make a web based game. This is the first 'game' I will be making, since usually I program web apps in django. I've opted to use the same ...
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How to model multiple “uses” (e.g. weapon) for usable-inventory/object/items (e.g. katana) within a relational database

So I'm working on expanding the uses of items over at www.ninjawars.net, and I'm not exactly sure how to represent them flexibly in the relational database that we use. I may be barking up the wrong ...
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Is there an open source sports manager project? [closed]

For a long time I've tried to search for an open source manager game, but without any luck. I'm looking for a suitable project for a reference to my own pet project. Features like well designed data ...
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Are there any good tools or suites out there that help with building AI/Robots for browser based games?

I've found some HTML/Canvas/Javascript browser based games that I don't particularly enjoy playing, but which I think would be fun to write robots for. Are there any tools out there which help remove ...
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Is SVG a viable technology choice for web-based game?

I have started to read up about the web technology available for doing web-based game with only Javascript, but I have no where got feedback about SVG with HTML5. Is is a viable choice ? Does it ...
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How can I prevent false score reports to global highscore tables?

Browser and mobile games commonly have global highscore tables. It's also common for those tables to contain scores of 2,147,483,647 — where people have figured out the webservice call that ...
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Persistent Browser Based Game: To Captcha or not to Captcha?

I've been working (off-and-on) on a pbbg that's pretty old school. If you've ever played Carnage Blender then you get the idea. If not, it's a simple idea that's been done a lot: A player is ...
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What techniques enable web based games to update player's resources frequently?

Long ago there was this web-based game called Utopia (and I'm sure it is still around), turns are by per hour. You only get new gold/lumber or what-not every hour. Some newer web based games have ...
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What technology should I use for a web-based game? [closed]

What's the best technology for an online game, i.e playable through a web browser? I think the only choices are: Java applets Flash Silverlight I'm leaning towards Java applets, simply because ...
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How to handle Multiple-accounts creation and cheating?

I am developing a game that is running as a web application. The fact is that the game lose sense if one player creates several accounts. Imagine that is a turn-based strategy game, and if you play ...
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Is there any Shaders Directory? [closed]

There are many tutorials to learn GLSL, Cg, HLSL... with classical samples as bump mapping, toon-shading... But is there a shaders directory? a website where i can share my shaders search shader by ...
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Essential knowledge for making HTML/JavaScript-based games [closed]

I was wondering if any experts out there could share the knowledge and resources of what is necessary to start making games with the latest HTML standards and JavaScript (or what some like to call ...
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Setting up forums/wiki for an independent game project [closed]

I'm creating an online game and would like to have some forums or a Wiki to allow discussion and gather feedback etc. among the soon-to-be community. I'm looking specifically for: Low ...
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Examples of good Javascript/HTML5 based games [closed]

Now that Flash is largely being replaced with HTML5 elements (video, audio, canvas, etc.) are there any good examples of web-based games built on completely open standards (meaning Javascript, HTML ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Web as a platform?

When comparing the web to other platforms (such as consoles or the iPhone) what are the trade-offs? What does the web excel at most? What are the weaknesses of using the web as a platform?