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html5 games

Akihabara

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html5 games

Akihabara

Posted by Alex R. Young on .

Akihabara (source) is a framework for creating retro games in JavaScript and HTML5. The heavy lifting is done
with the canvas tag, and the author provides several libraries for
dealing with common game-related tasks:

  • Gamebox helps move objects and handle collisions, renders monospaced fonts, and stores data
  • Gamecycle handles menus and gameover
  • Toys provides lots of common routines like graphical effects, bullets, bonus screens
  • Help has JavaScript enhancements and helpers
  • Tool includes developer tools
  • Trigo has maths functions
  • Iphopad helpers support touch-based helpers

If you're not convinced, try playing one of the games.
Solitude is pretty good! Make sure you get the keyboard controls right: Z key is the
A button.