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  • CraftyJS project skeleton
  • CraftyJS scaffolding for:
    • Scenes
    • Components

And it's an awesome Yeoman generator:

  • Test server with live reloading
  • Project building using Grunt
  • etc...

Decription generator for CraftyJS game engine.

Prerequisite Installation (Node, NPM, and Yeoman)

  • To use this generator you must have node.js and npm installed. To install node and npm go to (
  • Installing Yeoman will install Grunt and Bower (
npm install -g yo


Install generator-crafty:

npm install -g generator-crafty

Make a new directory, and cd into it:

mkdir my-new-project && cd $_

Run yo crafty and talk with Yeoman, he creates the project skeleton for you

Now creating a new CraftyJS scene is as easy as running yo crafty:scene MyScene

You called the scene subgenerator with the argument MyScene.
   create app/scripts/scenes/MyScene.js

Now we can edit the just created scene, here's an example:

Crafty.scene('MyScene', function() {
  var Block = Crafty.e('2D, Canvas, Color')
      x: 100,
      y: 100,
      w: 50,
      h: 50
    .color('rgb(20, 185, 40)');
}, function() {
  // destructor

And editing the game.js file:

'use strict';
var Game = {
  // Initialize and start our game
  start: function () {
    Crafty.load([ ], function () {
      // Start crafty and set a background color so that we can see it's working
      Crafty.init(400, 600);
      // Simply start splashscreen

Previewing your game

Now you can test your beautiful creation in the browser by running grunt serve. With live reloading you can edit your projects files and see the magic happen in your browser almost instantly, how cool is that?

Build for distribution

Are you ready for liftoff? Run grunt build and check out the dist directory in your projects root.