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A new feature of HTML5, allowing Javascript apps to have a drawing surface in the browser.

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Testing HTML5 canvas games on low resource computers

I've made a game in HTML5 & JS and want to test it on varying types of user setups as I've heard it doesn't perform too well on older MacBooks. How can I accomplish this? I'm thinking of ...
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Best way to do “cutscenes” [closed]

I'm curious about the best way to display cutscenes in canvas. When I say cutscene I mean something like a static image fading from one to the other. Would it be best to use a timeout for a certain ...
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Glitch-free cross-fades in HTML5

In my HTML5 canvas game, I need to cross-fade two sprites which have some glow around them. (Glow is backed into sprites.) Initially, the first sprite is visible. During the cross-fade the first ...
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Do you need to make a tileset for a platformer?

I've been tasked to make a platformer, I've never made a tiled game before, is this necessary? I.e. can I just make different child classes of a Sprite class and add place them on the map, adding ...
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OpenGL slower than Canvas

Up to 3 days ago I used a Canvas in a SurfaceView to do all the graphics operations but now I switched to OpenGL because my game went from 60FPS to 30/45 with the increase of the sprites in some ...
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Why does my goblin only choose a walk direction once? [closed]

I'm working on a simpe 2d canvas game that has a small goblin sprite who I want to get pathing around the screen. What I originally tried was a random roll that would choose a direction, the goblin ...
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Can I use a translate function to implement a viewport?

I read this great question and its accompanying great answer about rendering a viewport in a top down 2D game: As for actually drawing the objects the camera can "see", you now draw all objects ...
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HTML5 Canvas Parsing image into tileset while preserving transparency

I'm trying to import a Tiled Map Editor JSON file into my HTML5 canvas game but I'm having trouble with separating out the tileset image into separate images while preserving the transparency. ...
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Algorithm to zoom a plotted function [closed]

I'm making a game in android and I need plot a function, my algorithm is this: ...
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Is there a way to create multi-resolution graphics for game with createjs?

I'm on a advanced development for a game made with createjs framework. However it's time to export it to some platforms. The graphics are made for the iPad 3 resolution. I would like to export them ...
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“Painting” elements in html5 canvas

I'm making a game in coffeescript (although for the sake of this problem that's probably not all that relevant) and html5's canvas. It's a game that involves a paint cannon, that fires circular ...
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Bullet entry Point around Player Object

I have a player rotating by the mouse and want the bullets line up with the player's gun. Right now they simply come from the point of the player and shoot in the direction of mouse. I just need the ...
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How can I create and animate 2D skeletons for HTML5 Javascript games? [closed]

I'm trying to make a 2D fighting game in HTML5(somewhat like street fighter). So basically there are two players, one AI and one Human. The players need to have animations for the body movements. Also,...
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Make perfect constant game animation using javascript

I tried different ways to make constant animations using JavaScript and HTML. The problem is that they are never perfect. If I want to move a square exactly 5 pixels every 50 miliseconds I would use ...
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Multilayer game HTML5 canvas

I've have a problem with HTML5 canvas and using multiple layers. I'm using 3 layers. The first layer is where the player and the collision base objects are. And the second and the third layer have ...
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Improving performance on older Androids

I'm learning to build html5 games for mobile. I'm worried about the FPS animation on older model Android... as I use a lot of setTimeouts to update certain aspects ...
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Is using multiple canvas objects a good practice?

We're developing a jump and run game with HTML5 and JavaScript and have to build an own game framework for this. Here we have some difficulties and would like to ask you for some advice: We have a "...
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Map building - Tower Defense

Before diving too deep into my question, let it be known that I am learning as far as java script goes and figured a simple Tower Defense game would be an excellent way to learn things. So I have ...
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Move from point a, to point b, and determine the accuracy

Let's say I have a circle at point a (0,0), and I wish to move it to point b (23,58), whatever, how can I accurately do this with a speed variation if I wanted. (I'm doing this in javascript). Every ...
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how can we define dynamic Path of ViewObject(Bitmap) On Canvas

I am Currently working on One 2D Android Game, In this game One ViewObject(Bitmap) is moving Across Screen On Parabola Path Like in this Image, But this Path is Static, the Static path is getting ...
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Error returning a value from a function? [closed]

It tells me the error is on this line: this.srcX = ShipSrcXPicker(type); However I cannot see it? I am returning the values from these methods that are being called? Is there something I am missing? ...
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Physics for space game [duplicate]

I am making a space game where you fly a ship. I am trying to work out the physics for such a game and so far came up with: ...
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How can I move a character based on a the background? [closed]

I want to know how can I move the following character just in predefined areas as shown in the bg.jpg file character bg I'm using HTML 5 canvas Best regards,
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How can I draw a small bitmap on a larger bitmap at a particular position? (Canvas / SurfaceView)

I'm building a game that requires additive blending of colours for certain bitmaps. Say I have 4 different types object, there are maybe ten of each type on the screen with each type having a ...
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Why wouldn't one use Canvas for HTML 5 game development? [closed]

I'm just getting into the HTML 5 game development. I've discovered that some games seem to be created using just JS/CSS/HTML instead of the canvas. Since canvas seems to enjoy good browser ...
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View port for my canvas game

I am developing a canvas game, and im struggling to get my head around how i can make a view port so when the character moves the world moves with it. Unlike traditional 2d maps built with arrays i ...
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JavaScript - 2D Top-down Tile Collision Detection

I am developing a small Top-down Game (Much like the old Zelda Games) and I'm having an issue in terms of Collision detection (The actual theory itself rather than assigning Tiles as solid, etc.) I ...
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Low FPS on Java drawing in BufferStrategy

I ran into a very strange problem while using BufferStrategy, I've tried searching for an answer but all I have found are non-relevant threads and discussions. So here is my query. ...
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Should I render all of my HUD views to a single SurfaceView?

I'm using a SurfaceView and canvas to implement a game HUD, title screens etc., by overlaying standard Android view widgets over my ...
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Good technological solutions to build an ascii map and moving characters in a browser (like dwarf fortress)? [closed]

I'd like to build a webapp for my game website that involves using text characters to represent animals and people, and have them move around on map squares with independent (server driven) AI. So ...
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Canvas isometric translations to integer coordinates

I'm creating a canvas based game with an isometric playing board. I use the following transformations to get my square tiles to render on the screen: ...
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How can I full-screen a Facebook canvas game?

Is there any way to allow the user to click a button on a Facebook canvas app and allow the app to go full-screen? If it's possible, is it permitted by Facebook?
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Moving a sprite towards an x and y coordinate

Given a sprite with an x and y coordinate, how would I move it toward another sprite with an x and y coordinate? I've already made it face towards the other sprite, and I've made it move towards the ...
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Simple javascript HTML5 canvas start menu

I'm currently looking for a simple and basic start screen for a game using javascript, so basically its the first function that is called and then press play which then goes into the game. Looked ...
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Implementing a camera on HTML5 canvas?

I am trying to work out the best way of implementing a camera in my simple 2d game. The way it is structured at the moment is my game objects all have draw ...
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Receiving keyboard events on a canvas in Javascript

I need to receive keyboard events in a canvas element. Click events are received but key presses aren't. Here is my code which doesn't handle key events: ...
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Client Side Logic vs Server Side Logic for HTML5 Game

I'm writing an HTML5 game that takes place in a single screen and does not have any data that would need to be saved (except for a score). I am writing all of my canvas logic on the front end. because ...
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Android: Improving surfaceView?

I'm using Surfaceview in my Android app. I have two threads, one for UI and another for rendering and updading the UI. I am limiting my frames per second to 30 fps and have employed frame-skipping ...
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How to create an array of images on a canvas

I am developing a game that uses different images.When am image is swiped to the bottom of the screen it disappears and a new image appears at the top.Seeing as you can't delete an individual image I ...
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Basic isometric projection in Javascript

I've been working on porting an old closed source game to Javascript with Canvas and I've come to a slight problem. Right now, to display the land, I just have a pretty basic loop that just draws the ...
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Canvas animation drops to 30fps every 3-4 seconds

Ok! I solved the problem. Chapter One - Multiple Canvases I started to make pong utilizing requestAnimationFrame and I noticed that the ball was stuttering and slowing down every 3-4 seconds. So I ...
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Difference between rotation methods?

My question is in about rotate methods in android.graphics.Camera. In Docs, I saw these comments: public void rotateX (float ...
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Player movement behind objects

I was playing around on RPG JS and Browser Quest, and the player, when moving, can give the effect of walking behind the trees or houses etc, so the player effectively disappears while it is "behind" ...
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A* mouse movement javascript top-down game

Im trying to implement a* path finding for my character movement in my game. The game is written in javaScript along with jQuery in a canvas. I have read up on A* so i believe i understand what it ...
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How to create 2D shadows [duplicate]

I'd like to create lights and shadows in a 2D environment, like in the image below: I did several searches but got no results. Do you have any hint?
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Need Guidance Making HTML5 Canvas Game Engine [closed]

So I have some free time this winter break and want to build a simple 2d HTML5 canvas game engine. Mostly a physics engine that will dictate the way objects move and interact(collisions, etc). I made ...
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Drawing polygons in 3D

I have recently been working on a 3D engine from scratch, using JavaScript and HTML5. I've successfully created lines (although slightly buggy) and points, but I can't figure out faces. My current ...
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HTML5/JS - Choppy Game Loop

I have been experimenting with HTML5/JS, trying to create a simple game when I hit a wall. My choice of game loop is too choppy to be actually of any use in a game. I'm trying for a fixed time step ...
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Remove enemy when bullet hits enemy

For my education I have to make a basic game in HTML5 canvas. The game is a shooter game. When you can move left -> right and space is shoot. When I shoot the bullets will move up. The enemy moves ...
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Collision detection problems - Javascript/Canvas game

What I want to do: I simply want the have a 2D array to represent my game map. I want a player sprite and I want that sprite to be able to move around my map freely using the keyboard and also have ...