slush-phaser-project

A slush generator for createing phaser games using es6 module system

Phaser Slush Generator

A starting point to build a game with Phaser, using "ES6 modules" to organise your code.

  • easy workflow lets you focus on crafting awesome games
  • ES6 features supported
  • Scene(state) and prefab generator
  • Simple class system
  • gulp (a build tool of choice) build insanely fast via node stream api
  • lighting fast development rebuild system
  • live reload on all resources
  • deploy with one line command

Frameworks and tools used to make it possible:

  • Node.js: makes anything possible :D
  • Slush: generates whole project
  • Gulp: constructs your work flow
  • Phaser: lets you craft awesome games
  • Traceur: organises your code in future format
  • BrowserSync: for automatically dev reload
  • Google Analytics: lets you track informations from players

You will need to have node, gulp and slush setup on your machine.

Simply run the following command:

npm install -g slush-phaser-project

Navigate to where you want to develop your game (you can create a new folder too if you like).

cd /path/to/folder
$ mkdir myGreatGame
cd ./myGreatGame

Then call the slush template to begin.

$ slush phaser-project

Finally run gulp to launch a server.

$ gulp

After installed there should be a phaser command in your PATH, try phaser --version to check it. Now there's only generator support from the cli command, maybe project or some other features will be added, but I dont have any idea about that. Feel free to tell me what you think :D

NOTE: to make generator work as you want, please locate to GAME_ROOT instead of GAME_ROOT/project.

phaser [command] [options]

Commands:
    g|generate         // Generate a new scene/prefab with ES6 support       

Options:
    -h, --help     output usage information
    -V, --version  output the version number

Command-Specific Help:
    phaser [command] --help

Generate a new state called Credits:

phaser g state:credits

Generate a new sprite prefab Trigger:

phaser g sprite:trigger

Generate a new sprite prefab Radar in prefabs/triggers folder:

phaser g sprite:triggers/radar

The workflow introduced below is recommended but not forced which will just make your life easier :D

There're 2 folders "design" and "media" created at root path, both of them are empty by default.

The "design" folder is made for your game design docs, graphs and sketches.

The "media" folder is for your original assets(ai, psd, wav...). You may process them with tools like TexturePacker, Audacity... to phaser friendly formats(png, ogg...) and put them into static/assets for use.

When editing source code, make sure you update the files within the project directory. These files will then be compiled and reload for developing or compressed and added to the dist directory for publishing.

ECMAScript 6 features are supported with help of Traceur. This means you can write code with syntax which is going to be supported officially by Phaser 3.

Google analytics have been included so that you can track user actions. This is useful for seeing how far the user gets, which in turn will alert you to any bugs or levels that are impossible to complete.

To track an event, just add the following code anywhere in your game:

game.analytics.trackEvent('action', 'label', 'value');

Only the action is required, but you may want to add extra options, such as health, level or simply what just happend.

"Perhaps by early 2015 we ought to be looking at going purely ES6? Moving to using more advanced native browser features like Object.observe and Promises." -- Richard, the author of Phaser.io

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Happy coding!


The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2014 Sean Bohan

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