Questions tagged [browser-based-games]

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What to do with old data?

I have a game - virtual soccer manager. It is browser based game. It is split into 'seasons' each of them takes around a half of a real year. The central game element is a soccer match, each team ...
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How to schedule Render and Logic loops in browsers with RequestAnimationFrame?

Question derived from this tweet: @Vincent_Scheib, thoughts on using using two loops for a HTML5 game: one requestAnimationFrame for rendering, and one setInterval for logic?
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PHP Browser Game Question - Pretty General Language Suitability and Approach Question

I'm developing a browser game, using PHP, but I'm unsure if the way I'm going about doing it is to be encouraged anymore. It's basically one of those MMOs where you level up various buildings and ...
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Game library for 2D animation JS browsergame [closed]

I am developing a 2D multiplayer online browsergame. On the backend I have set up a Node.js server. Everything works perfectly. On the frontend I will use jQuery and several libs for collision etc. ...
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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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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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How to determine mouse position outside stage, and center the cursor?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my flash game determine the position of the mouse, even when the cursor is not inside the stage. My movie clip should move horizontally between ...
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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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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 implications does JIT (javascript/canvas) vs. AOT (Flash) have in terms of browser based game performance?

In my experience, even till this day, I still see more of a visual lag in entity movement / animation in JavaScript (Canvas) based games than I do in Flash based games. Why is this - what exactly is ...
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HTML Javascript Hidden Object or Photo Hunt Game

Is anyone aware of any example photo hunt/hidden object games either in HTML and Javascript or flash if necessary? I am having trouble finding one, I may be using the wrong words to search. Photo ...
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How relevant is PHP today for browser games?

I was the lead developer of 2 moderately successful browser games quite a few years back, and plan on working on a new game soon. At the time, I wrote them in pure PHP (no template engine or anything ...
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HTML5 or Javascript game engine to develop a browser game [closed]

I would like to start developing a MMO browser game, like Travian or Ogame, probably involving also a bit of more sophisticated graphical features such as players interacting in real time with a 2d ...
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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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Is there a market for a Text-based empire-building game? [closed]

I am working on building a text-based in-browser empire building game. The screen will be split into a console and an EXTREMELY rough vector map of your empire (just squares in a bigger square). ...
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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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game-state update structure and distribution in MMO?

I'm developing an MMO, which has to maintain a global game-state. Now I want to distribute the updates, which the players make to this state, to players which can see those updates (area of interest ...
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Advice on a PHP RPG System

I am looking to make a php/mysql/javascript based rpg on a site. I am trying to figure out the best method when it comes to items, quests, etc. For instance should I make classes for each item type ...
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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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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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Revamping my GUI to be more efficient and less brute

I am building a Java game from scratch right now. So far, it runs fine, but the issue is with my GUI and how it works. Basically, it's a tile-based game. Each time the person moves a different image ...
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What is the standard way of delivering HTML5 games to portals and such?

Let me explain what I mean by "standard way of delivering"... Think about Flash games sites. Flash games can be delivered as a single file, either hosted by the site, or, I guess, provided by someone ...
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How do I make more bullets shoot in this game code?

I'm having trouble in the "Bullet.prototype.draw = function ()" section of this code below. I'm trying to fix it so that I can shoot more at a time instead of just one bullet like it is now. Thus, ...
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Should I refer to browser-based games as HTML5 games or Javascript games?

First of all, I know that there are alternatives to both HTML5 and Javascript, but I worded the question so generally ("browser-based") because if I had said "HTML5" or "Javascript" games that would ...
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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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“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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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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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 ...
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Web-based micro-transaction API

I am currently making a browser-based game and I would like to integrate micro-transactions. However I would prefer not to have to implement my own storefront. Does anyone know of an available ...
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Do I create a first login tutorial for new users? [closed]

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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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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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 I'...
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Is knowledge of hacking mechanisms required for an MMO?

Say I was planning on, in the future (not now! There is alot I need to learn first) looking to participating in a group project that was going to make a massively multiplayer online game (mmo), and my ...
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Where can I get people to test my game?

I've just finished making the core aspects of my HTML5 game. I have a server and all that, but is there a site where I can find people that would test my game? I figured that getting my friends to do ...
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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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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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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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What language to use to create a browser-MMO? [closed]

I have a game ready to be implemented (Class Diagrams and other UML stuff are good). Here are some characteristics: MMO. Browser game and download-game. Multiplatform. With 2D graphics. Real time. ...
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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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In a browser based MMO RTS… Art? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find artists to work on my game? I'm a little confused about how to go about this: I plan on developing an MMO RTS with some friends, but nothing is certain yet. We ...
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How important it is for a game to work on a browser in means of popularity? [closed]

I've heard many people saying that it makes games more successfull if you can just play them on your browser without downloading a file at all. Has there been any research about this? Because i find ...
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How often to update a Game Client about the World?

Using socket.io, I have a communication similar to that of other MMORPGs, a steady connection with messages. In my design so far, the client sends the player's position and animation frame with every ...
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How often to save player's state in persistent online games?

In online games, people prefer to log on and off whenever they want. Usually, their game achievements are seamlessly saved, on the server. That is not that difficult to achieve, but I am wondering how ...
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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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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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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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How to protect source code when game is developed in HTML5/Javascript [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you prevent your JavaScript / HTML5 web game from being copied or altered? If a game client is developed in Javascript, the source code can be found in browser. It's ...
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Success checks for client-side javascript mini-game embedded within a server-side browser game

Disclaimer: I know that client-side is always to be held with suspicion, but I'm trying to conceive of a way to verify the success or failure of javascript-based mini-games. Mini-games to add fun to ...
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resources on creating world editor / game IDE

The craftyjs javascript game engine is in the process of creating a game builder that will assist the developer in map design, sprites, animations and that kind of stuff. Are there any good resources ...