Making a game with a web framework?

Posted by (twitter: @davidscolgan)
August 23rd, 2013 9:39 am

Hello all!  This will be something like my 6th Ludum Dare, and I’m just as excited about this one as the ones before.  Since my completion rate with traditional game engines has been hit or miss, I thought I would try something new this time.

I’m a web developer by trade, and the library I know the best is the Django web framework.  So I thought, why not make a game using Django?  Over the past few weeks I’ve been experimenting with this approach and have found it to actually work pretty well.  So I’ll be looking to make some sort of MMO website game thing without any rendering engine other than plain old html and css.  So, tools:

  • Python/Django
  • Django Rest Framework
  • The Python Imaging Library
  • Coffeescript
  • KnockoutJS
  • Bootstrap 3

I’ll be streaming the whole time, starting by at least 6pm EST today if you want to join the party!

My starting code base can be found at:

Also, obligatory workspace pic:


3 Responses to “Making a game with a web framework?”

  1. oxysoft says:

    Haha I knew that workspace was familiar when I saw the picture scrolling down then I checked the author and holy shit it’s colgan!!

  2. Static_boy123 says:

    Pie was first. Then the static… New we have potatoes! Anyways, will this be something you have already started? Or is this something new?

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