big-block

Big Block Javascript Game Engine

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Big Block

An javascript game engine designed to work in a browser and on a node.js server.

Browser Support

Build Status

Big Block is still very early in development. Expect API changes as we make it more simple, flexible and testable.

Goals

Simple

Big Block is simple. It does not impose how the game loop must work nor any other core functionality you get from other game engines.

Flexible

Big Block has been made so you can compose your game with the Entities, Components and Systems that you need. There are already a few on NPM to choose from or you can simply create your own.

Testable

I don't like manual testing. I just want to know that my game will work across the browsers I want to support. Big Block has been built with automated testing at its core. Just write your tests once and know that your game is stable each time it passes.

Example

Install

With npm do:

npm install big-block

Entities

Components

Systems

Dependency Injection

Big Block uses di.js for dependency injection. di.js relieves developers of having to maintain a main method to instantiate and pass around the systems (aka singletons). When you create a new game with Big Block you pass in an array of systems that have been registered with di.js. When one of these systems is requested, di.js instantiates and injects all dependencies into the system. The dependencies that are injected are singletons and are only instantiated once in the lifetime of a game.

API

var BigBlock = require('big-block');

BigBlock.di

Reference to the di.js module;

BigBlock.EntitySystem

Reference to the EntitySystem class;

var game = BigBlock([systems])

game.get(token)

Get the instantiated system associated with token.

To Do

License

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2014 RGBboy <l-_-l@rgbboy.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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