Building a small game in plain Typescript
My little Dotstream inspired game
This June one of my partners took me along to a small convetion called Pfingstakademie. There I attended a workshop on building browser based games, which was quite fun. Given the remote location (and thus slow internet) the facilitators decided to not use many libraries or frameworks. We rather used pretty plain TypeScript and the HTML canvas API. (The package.json.lock ‘only’ has 1700 lines 🙀.) The game I wrote is heavily inspred by a mid-2000s GameBoy Advance game from the Bit Generations series called Dotstream.
You can try it in your browser and the source code is on GitHub. Also you can try the other participants games in your browser as well!