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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 176: Building Steam Games with React



Sep 4th, 2019

Building Steam Games with React

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In this episode, Scott and Wes talk with Drew Conley about building games with Javascript.

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Show Notes

1:58 - What is Danger Crew?

5:25 - Did you have a background in game dev before this?

8:36 - What were the initial resources you went to to make a game in React?

10:27 - How much of it is Canvas?

13:06 - What other libraries are you using?

14:00 - How did you lay out the environments?

16:35 - How is text rendered?

22:40 - How did you do all of the animation?

26:08 - What performance issues did you run into?

27:31 - How do you handle user states and saves?

29:21 - Is there any server side aspect?

30:42 - What was the process for creating the level editor?

34:38 - How did you publish the game / wrap it as an executable to sell?

38:16 - How do you update it?

39:43 - How difficult was creating the game logic?

41:20 - The dev theme in the game is super prominent, did that make working on it more fun?


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