Phaser Q&A

What is Phaser?

Phaser is a free HTML5 game framework which aims to help developers make powerful, cross-browser HTML5 games really quickly using JavaScript. JavaScript, being a familiar and intuitive language, is one of the most common languages so if you did not already developed JavaScript applications you will find a lot of books and tutorials around the web to get you started. Anyway, you don’t need anything else than this book to build your first complete game, so let’s start having some fun.

Can I build a game like GTA with Phaser?

To tell you the truth, I don’t know. Anyway, you shouldn’t even think about it. The first rule in game programming is:

Сreate a game you are able to complete. And when I say “complete a game”.

I don’t mean seeing the congratulations screen in GTA, I mean coding a game from scratch until the end. According to this concept, if you are an one-man studio or a small indie studio, you should choose a genre of game you are able to code from the beginning until the end. The game we are going to build in is Concentration.

Concentration, also known as Memory, is a card game in which all of the cards are laid face down on a surface and two cards are flipped face up over each turn. The object of the game is to remove all card by turning over pairs of matching cards.

I am sure you played with something similar when you were a kid:

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