This past weekend was Ludum Dare 34. If you are not familiar with the Ludum Dare, it’s a game jam that occurs 3 times a year where participants create a game based on a theme that was voted on leading up the weekend of the event. This time there was a time for two themes, 2 buttons and Growing. Once the theme is announced participants have 72 hours to make a game. There are rules and if you are truly curious about them it would probably be easier to go over to the rules page and read them there.
Why am I mentioning this? Well I made a simple game with TypeScript and the HTML canvas. In fact you can play it here. But first, the rules:
- Red blocks make you grow
- Green blocks make you shrink
- if you grow as big as the screen the game will be over
- use a to move left
- use s to move right
It does require a keyboard so… umm if you are on a phone, good luck with that.
If you want to look at the source code for this game it can be found at GitHub.com/BrettMN/ludumdare-34
It was fun making a game with TypeScript let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment below or, if you are feeling a little meek, send an email to me at email@example.com.