I’ve been tossing around some game ideas for my next project, and decided the most interesting one to me was going to be an escape velocity style space shooter. I figured this would be an easy game to try using to learn html5 / jquery game development. Thus far, my biggest hurdles with this type of game development environment have been complex shape collision detection and sprite animation. Luckily in the space shooter genre, neither of these is important to the game’s function. Then, as luck would have it, a quick google search brought me to hacks.mozilla.org which had a fully functional game of the same type and the source code for it. This was a very lucky find and will be a huge help when deconstructing the existing project to learn how it was built, and a great jumping off point for developing my game.

You can see the original article here: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/03/developing-a-simple-html5-space-shooter/

I’ll keep you updated as I work on the project.

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