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General Discussion

Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender
15,300 Points

I would love to see a lesson series that teaches how to recreate browser-quest.

I am currently working through the node.js basics track and while I still have a while to go, and I am sure the content will answer a lot of my questions, I would love to see a start to finish track that ends in the creation of something like http://browserquest.mozilla.org/

While there are bits and pieces in the form of various tutorials scattered about, I have yet to find a well written one that encompasses the whole process.

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That would be a really cool track! Maybe not totally recreating it as that might be a very large set of tutorials but if they covered the concepts and practices of creating a browser based game like that it would be awesome!

Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender
15,300 Points

Oh right, for sure. And I mean, even on Tree-house bits and pieces are scattered about (There is a small bit on Canvas, the basics of php, javascript, html, etc) but nothing tailored for games. I used to be in school for game related stuff and although a true "MMO" is a HUGE undertaking, I think browser quest is a relatively simple yet scale-able example and a good place to start. Hell, the graphics could be super simple even (squares and circles). I would love a tutorial that covers account creation/management (server side), real time multiplayer (node.js) and perhaps a simple chat server to go with it. Just having 2-10 people on screen moving around represented by circles. Everything else can be figured out after you have the basic framework down.

I agree with you! It would be really great to see this all collected into one track and made available for people who are interested in creating browser based games and just games in general.

Creating a game is quite different from creating a piece of software as well so this track would help a lot of people out.

Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender
15,300 Points

So... who do we contact to get this made? I know the staff are hard at work creating a lot of content but I would love to get them thinking about this for the next batch of tutorials. I have been told to message the teachers but there isn't any really good direct way on their profiles to do so... unless I missed their emails/forum contact info?

The teachers are all active on the forums so they may happen to stumble upon this thread at some point soon! If they don't however there are plenty of good ways to get in contact with the staff!

A few of the staff are pretty active on Twitter so you could give that a go or alternatively you could contact support and ask them for assistance.

Jacob Bender
Jacob Bender
15,300 Points

I don't suppose you can use your magical mod powers to expedite this? :)