JavaScript Game development

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Game development

Top 23 JavaScript Game development Projects

  • phaser

    Phaser is a fun, free and fast 2D game framework for making HTML5 games for desktop and mobile web browsers, supporting Canvas and WebGL rendering.

  • Project mention: Gamedev.js Jam 2024 start and theme announcement! | dev.to | 2024-04-13

    Gold : GitHub, Phaser Studio, Arcadia

  • A-Frame

    :a: Web framework for building virtual reality experiences.

  • Project mention: A New Era for Mixed Reality | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-22

    I looked at it seriously for content authoring but gave it up.

    The big problem is you cannot import images, textures, 3-d models and such from ordinary tools. You have something like constructive solid geometry to work with but only so much and there is a slider you can use to set the number of players and the more players the less geometry you can use.

    I want to make worlds based in photographs (particularly pano and stereo) and art. McDonalds needs to put a Coca-Cola logo on the side of the cup. Either way it is a non-starter.

    HW supports collaboration (more than one person shares the world) but https://aframe.io/ lets me make the content I want. If I have to choose one or the other I am going to pick the second.

    My take on Meta Quest is that it seems highly successful as a gaming environment based on an app store but is skews towards single-player experiences. Like a lot of AAA games, the excellent Asgard’s Wrath 2 has some multiplayer tacked on but it is all meaningless like leaderboards and the occasional ghost that shows up in a procedurally generated dungeon.

    Of course, Meta wants to make multiplayer experiences but somehow they just can’t do it.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

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  • engine

    Fast and lightweight JavaScript game engine built on WebGL and glTF

  • Project mention: Gamedev.js Jam 2024 start and theme announcement! | dev.to | 2024-04-13

    10 × PlayCanvas Personal plan for 12 months

  • shapez.io

    shapez is an open source base building game on Steam inspired by factorio!

  • Project mention: Niagara Launcher | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-02-10

    You can pay for FOSS software. I do it to support FOSS developers and maintainers.

    software example: Krita https://store.steampowered.com/app/280680/Krita/ source code https://invent.kde.org/graphics/krita

    game example: Shapez https://store.steampowered.com/app/1318690/shapez/ https://github.com/tobspr-games/shapez.io

  • whitestorm.js

    :rocket: 🌪 Super-fast 3D framework for Web Applications 🥇 & Games 🎮. Based on Three.js

  • GDevelop

    :video_game: Open-source, cross-platform game engine designed to be used by everyone.

  • Project mention: Gamedev.js Jam 2024 start and theme announcement! | dev.to | 2024-04-13

    5 × GDevelop Gold license for 12 months

  • melonJS

    a fresh, modern & lightweight HTML5 game engine

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • projectlearn-project-based-learning

    A curated list of project tutorials for project-based learning.

  • Project mention: Projects ideas | /r/learnprogramming | 2023-07-12

    https://github.com/practical-tutorials/project-based-learning and https://github.com/Xtremilicious/projectlearn-project-based-learning

  • react-native-game-engine

    A lightweight Game Engine for React Native 🕹⚡🎮

  • Project mention: Can we make games using react native? Im new to this and I just made some to do, and video player apps. So I'm just curious so I can make iOS and playstore apps. | /r/reactnative | 2023-12-09

    Check this bro : https://github.com/bberak/react-native-game-engine

  • LittleJS

    LittleJS is a HTML5 game engine with many features and no dependencies. 🚂 Choo-Choo!

  • Project mention: Web Game Engines and Libraries | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-23
  • game

    ⚔️ An online JavaScript 2D Medieval RPG. (by delaford)

  • networked-aframe

    A web framework for building multi-user virtual reality experiences.

  • quadplay

    The quadplay✜ fantasy console

  • bitECS

    Functional, minimal, data-oriented, ultra-high performance ECS library written in JavaScript

  • sprig

    🍃 Learn to code by making games in a JavaScript web-based game editor. (by hackclub)

  • Project mention: Hack Club Blot: A CNC drawing machine for programmatic art. Built with teenagers | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-04-09

    Blot is completely open source (hardware and software). You can find the GitHub here: https://github.com/hackclub/blot

    I spent the last year building Blot with teenagers in the Hack Club community including but not limited to B (age 19), Henry (15), Kai (17), Shawn (18), Hugo (15), Ella (19) and Bright (15).

    At Hack Club we’re working on building a new model for public education through open source projects. We believe people learn best by building things they care about and sharing those things with others. We want to support motivated teenagers around the world to pursue technology this way. That’s why we created the “You Ship, We Ship” model. We build online creative coding environments that are gateways to other subjects in technology. When teenagers create projects with our tools and share them publicly we send them more creative material. At the end of 2022 we released our first “You Ship, We Ship” project: Sprig.

    Sprig is a microworld for making tile games, when you share your game we send you the hardware to build a handheld gaming console that can play that game. https://github.com/hackclub/sprig

    Today we are releasing our newest “You Ship, We Ship”: Blot. Create a program that generates line art and we’ll send you a robot that can draw that art in real life. We hope Blot will encourage people to explore the beauty of programming and be a gateway to digital fabrication. Nothing feels more magic to me than writing an incantation on a computer that can materialize into a real thing that you can hold in your hands. I hope to share that magic with you through Blot.

    Everything is free and open source so anyone is welcome to use the editor, submit to the gallery, or build a Blot machine. You have to be a teenager for us to send you a machine for free though.

    I’m excited to see what people make! Enjoy.

    If you want to learn more about Hack Club you can check out this short documentary we made about our 2023 summer hackathon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1s5HqSqKi0

  • Octo

    A Chip8 IDE

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Show me your half baked project | news.ycombinator.com | 2023-10-12

    1. Octo, a CHIP-8 assembler: https://github.com/JohnEarnest/Octo

    P.S. Octojam 10 runs until 12:00 AM PST on November 1st! See the following if you're interested! https://itch.io/jam/octojam-10

  • react-native-game-engine-handbook

    A React Native app showcasing some examples using react-native-game-engine 🐒✨

  • floppybird

    in case you missed the hype 🐥 (by nebez)

  • three-bvh-csg

    A flexible, memory compact, fast and dynamic CSG implementation on top of three-mesh-bvh

  • Project mention: Is there a tutorial for making a CAD tool with Three.js? | /r/threejs | 2023-05-20

    there's csg, but that's just very simple boolean operations https://codesandbox.io/s/csg-house-y52tmt try this library for instance https://github.com/gkjohnson/three-bvh-csg

  • ZzFX

    A Tiny JavaScript Sound FX System

  • reldens

    Reldens - You can make it - Open Source MMORPG Platform

  • PokeMMO-Online-Realtime-Multiplayer-Game

    🕹️ A simple realtime Pokémon MMO game build with Phaser 3, Colyseus.io & Webpack 4

  • HTML5-Canvas-Game-Boilerplate

    Provides a set of default code that makes getting up and running with an HTML5 canvas game very easy.

  • InfluxDB

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020).

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Index

What are some of the best open-source Game development projects in JavaScript? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 phaser 36,324
2 A-Frame 16,166
3 engine 9,105
4 shapez.io 6,162
5 whitestorm.js 6,089
6 GDevelop 5,713
7 melonJS 5,699
8 projectlearn-project-based-learning 2,845
9 react-native-game-engine 2,761
10 LittleJS 2,754
11 game 1,206
12 networked-aframe 1,137
13 quadplay 869
14 bitECS 832
15 sprig 784
16 Octo 651
17 react-native-game-engine-handbook 580
18 floppybird 548
19 three-bvh-csg 511
20 ZzFX 504
21 reldens 412
22 PokeMMO-Online-Realtime-Multiplayer-Game 246
23 HTML5-Canvas-Game-Boilerplate 238

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