Because of sheer experimentation, I'd like to make a game that contains a tilemap - without using the Canvas API provided for HTML5. Instead, I'd rely on CSS and Javascript (with jQuery).

Is there any chance that I can create it? If yes, how?

I have some ideas, such as placing lots of <img> tags and changing their sources constantly, but there might be better methods out there.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You can also use Scalable Vector Graphics. \$\endgroup\$
    – Anko
    Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 21:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Anko oh my God, this is what SVG stands for? I've never had an idea. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 3:12

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image tags with absolute positioning via css.

better solution is canvas... but that requires canvas :)

even better solution is webgl, but again, that requires canvas.


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