corenominal

Full stack web developer, interested in all the things, but especially the web, code, design, Linux, OS X, PHP, WordPress, JavaScript & robots.

Tagged: games

SNAKISMS image/svg+xml

21 variations of snake. More info here:

SNAKISMS is a kind of spiritual successor to PONGS and BREAKSOUT in that it’s multiple versions of a classic game (Snake), with the change this time being that I’m trying to convey different “isms” or philosophies through the mechanics of the game by making small changes. The process here has very much been cerebral – sitting down with a notebook or my laptop and literally just writing down the names of philosophies and trying to work out how you could make a game of Snake out of them.

Quick Tip: How to Make a Game Loop in JavaScript image/svg+xml

The “game loop” is a name given to a technique used to render animations and games with changing state over time. At its heart is a function that runs as many times as possible, taking user input, updating the state for the elapsed time, and then drawing the frame.

In this short article you’ll learn how this fundamental technique works and you’ll be able to start making your own browser based games and animations.

A good introduction to writing a game loop with JavaScript and the HTML5 canvas element.

Minefield, HTML5 Massively Multiplayer Online Minesweeper image/svg+xml

Play massively multiplayer online minesweeper together with your friends on an endless field.

Hour and hours of fun to be had here. Also, bonus points awarded to the developer for including some ASCII art in the HTML.

 __   __  ___   __    _  _______  _______  ___   _______  ___      ______
|  |_|  ||   | |  |  | ||       ||       ||   | |       ||   |    |      |
|       ||   | |   |_| ||    ___||    ___||   | |    ___||   |    |  _    |
|       ||   | |       ||   |___ |   |___ |   | |   |___ |   |    | | |   |
|       ||   | |  _    ||    ___||    ___||   | |    ___||   |___ | |_|   |
| ||_|| ||   | | | |   ||   |___ |   |    |   | |   |___ |       ||       |
|_|   |_||___| |_|  |__||_______||___|    |___| |_______||_______||______|

Want to know how it works? Ask me https://twitter.com/borbit

Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 Server implemented in PHP/HHVM, powered by ReactPHP image/svg+xml

A Minecraft Beta 1.7.3 Server implemented in PHP, based off of Truecraft’s implementation. Powered by ReactPHP (with some parts patched). The goal of this project is not to be a fully-functional server, but rather a proof-of-concept for PHP and HHVM.

Blimey, a PHP GameBoy emulator and now this, what’s going on? Is PHP becoming “cool”?