JavaScript Game Engine

Open-source JavaScript projects categorized as Game Engine

Top 23 JavaScript Game Engine Projects

  • A-Frame

    :a: Web framework for building virtual reality experiences.

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Why Htmx So Controversial? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-05-13

    I like it. It is a perfect framework for my smart RSS reader and my image sorter where I want to do some simple things like putting up modal dialogs, implementing multiple-stage selects, combo boxes, things like that.

    React can handle apps with much more complex state and do really amazing things like

    https://aframe.io/

    but it is overkill for the common form applications it is commonly used for.

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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)

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • quadplay

    The quadplay✜ fantasy console

  • microstudio

    Free, open source game engine online

  • Project mention: Not only Unity... | /r/opensourcegames | 2023-11-11
  • 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

  • ranviermud

    A node.js based MUD game engine

  • Project mention: Lessons from Open-Source Game Projects | dev.to | 2024-04-10

    Ravenier - MUD server (text-based MMORPG). Javascript, Node.js

  • noa

    Experimental voxel game engine.

  • react-native-game-engine-handbook

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

  • moddio2

    HTML5 multiplayer game engine

  • Project mention: Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (March 2024) | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-03-01

    Location: The Netherlands

    Remote: Yes

    Willing to relocate: Yes

    Technologies: Three.js, TypeScript, Godot

    Résumé/CV: https://nickvanurk.com/resume.pdf

    Github: https://github.com/nickyvanurk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickyvanurk

    Email: [email protected]

    Interests: Computer graphics, 3D Applications, Games, Robotics, Digital twins, Simulations, Tool development, CRUD websites / micro-services in a creative industry (e.g. game community/tool site or multiplayer back-end), UX/UI, FUI Design

    Can rapidly learn new technologies. Web, GIS, robotics and game development experience. Build my own 8-bit computer: https://nickvanurk.com/8bit.mp4 Optimizing things gets me all excited. Check out these Three.js demos I made: https://nickvanurk.com/capping/ and https://nickvanurk.com/void/ My latest project is a 3D GIS tool: https://nickvanurk.com/prototype/. Currently working on bringing 3D to the Moddio game engine (https://www.modd.io/). Feel free to contact me by email or LinkedIn!

  • text-engine

    A browser-based text adventure game engine and sample game

  • HTML5-Canvas-Game-Boilerplate

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

  • goldensun_html5

    An online Golden Sun Engine entirely built in HTML5 with Phaser 2. Check https://gshtml5.org/

  • Project mention: Golden Sun engine in HTML5 | /r/GoldenSun | 2023-11-28
  • jsrl

    JavaScript/TypeScript Roguelike Template - The basics to start building your own

  • GDevelop-extensions

    Repository of behaviors, actions, conditions and expressions to be used in GDevelop for creating games

  • MERN-template

    A website template using the MERN stack. It is geared towards Persistent Browser Based Games (think neopets), but is flexible enough for a number of different uses.

  • Project mention: So I spent 3.5 years making a game as a website... | /r/webdevs_of_liberty | 2023-11-07

    Anyway, the structure of this website uses microservices, driven by an engine I dubbed the MERN-template. It has it's own auth service, and supports both chat and a news feed. The game-specific elements are closed-source though (the idea is you fork the core repo, and build out from there).

  • blocks

    webxr multiplayer voxels engine (by danielesteban)

  • oddslingers.poker

    The Django + React codebase powering the free, open-source poker platform: OddSlingers.com

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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).

JavaScript Game Engine related posts

  • Gamedev.js Jam 2024 start and theme announcement!

    4 projects | dev.to | 13 Apr 2024
  • Hack Club Blot: A CNC drawing machine for programmatic art. Built with teenagers

    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Apr 2024
  • Modd.io: HTML5 Multiplayer Game Engine

    2 projects | /r/gamedev | 9 Dec 2023
  • Advice on easy-to-learn game engines? Planning a marriage proposal year(s) in advance

    1 project | /r/gamedev | 7 Dec 2023
  • Golden Sun engine in HTML5

    1 project | /r/GoldenSun | 28 Nov 2023
  • PlayCanvas: Free and Open Source JavaScript Game Engine

    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Sep 2023
  • Normal Map Interpolation on Deferred Shading

    1 project | /r/opengl | 1 Jul 2023
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Index

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

Project Stars
1 A-Frame 16,242
2 engine 9,206
3 GDevelop 6,237
4 melonJS 5,711
5 react-native-game-engine 2,775
6 LittleJS 2,779
7 game 1,230
8 quadplay 875
9 microstudio 879
10 bitECS 854
11 sprig 788
12 ranviermud 786
13 noa 601
14 react-native-game-engine-handbook 582
15 moddio2 467
16 text-engine 296
17 HTML5-Canvas-Game-Boilerplate 238
18 goldensun_html5 163
19 jsrl 112
20 GDevelop-extensions 104
21 MERN-template 65
22 blocks 58
23 oddslingers.poker 57

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