I am currently working on a game for Air Console. It’s a cool platform for local multiplayer web games.
So far most of my time has been spent experimenting with HTML5 game frameworks. For this project I have settled on the CreateJS suite. It seems to be functional, minimal and up to date.
The article features my new favourite piece of technical jargon: Self-executing anonymous function. It’s a phrase that would strike terror in a student’s heart if it appeared at the top of a lecture slide.
AirConsole allows for local multi-player in web games. On a big screen you connect your browser to the AirConsole site and then multiple players can connect their phones or tablets and use them as controllers.
I love local multiplayer games and AirConsole makes it really easy to get a party game going as everyone generally has a phone in their pocket to use as a controller. There’s more info on the AirConsole site:
I’ve started work on a project with AirConsole. I’ve set up my dev environment and got a Hello World program created using a tutorial from Phaser:
You can try the Hello World yourself using my site here:
I have written a tutorial that explains how to set up a USB Xbox 360 Dance Mat to work with Windows 10.
Find the tutorial here:
it’s great for games like Step Mania
A compatible mat would look something like this.
Maybe in future I’ll make a game designed with dance mats in mind!