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JavaScript Object-Oriented JavaScript: Challenge Building Constructor Methods and Generating Objects Game Class Constructor Method Solution

Ermin Bicakcic
Ermin Bicakcic
5,144 Points

For more than 2 players would this work?

So what I am trying to figure out is what if we have a game of let's say 4 players or more... And I wanna go through this with a for loop to add all of the things dynamically.

And what would be the correct approach to do the thing I have in mind?

class Game {
    constructor(){
        this.board = new Board();
        this.players = this.createPlayers(4);
        this.ready = false;
    }
    createPlayers(num){
        const players = new Player();

        for(let i = 0 ; i < this.players; i++) {
            this.name = `Player ${num}`;
            this.id += 1;
            this.color = "#"+((1<<24)*Math.random()|0).toString(16);

            if( players < 1 ) {
                this.active = active;
            } else {
                this.active = false;
            }
        }
        return players;
    }
}

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,274 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • you probably want "players" to be an array of objects, but it's being set to a single instance of "Player"
  • the loop iterations should be limited by "num" instead of "this.players"
  • remember that "createPlayers" is being called before "this.players" gets created
  • the player number would be "i" (the loop index) instead of "num" (the total players)
  • "this" would represent the instance of "Game" and not an individual player
  • if "players" is an array (or even if it is an object) you wouldn't compare it to a number