3rd times a charm

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August 21st, 2015 5:39 pm

Greetings,

As the title suggests this will be my third Ludum Dare, and the first time I’ve done some serious (or not so) programming in quite a while. I’m very excited for this one for some reason and I’ve been looking forward to it for a couple of months.

I’m going to be working with JavaScript again, making use of the html5 canvas element. Here are the libraries I like to work with:

  1.  pixiJS – http://www.pixijs.com/
    Check out it’s feature list, it’s quite impressive. Here’s why I use it:
    “Pixi’s strength is speed. All-out, pedal-to-the-metal speed. When it comes to 2D rendering, Pixi is the fastest there is. End of!”
  2. PhysicsJS – http://wellcaffeinated.net/PhysicsJS/
    A free open source physics engine designed with and for javascript.
    “A modular, extendable, and easy-to-use physics engine for javascript”
  3. RequireJS – http://requirejs.org/
    I use require mostly to make JS a little more “classy” as it allows you to use the modular pattern naturally and helps you to avoid polluting the global namespace.

And that’s it, there’s a chance I’ll have to throw in jQuery just for quality of life but I’d like to try and avoid it.

 

Good luck everyone I hope you all have a fantastic time!


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