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Tiny Coding: Making Big Games With Little Code

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How I made a 3D game in only 2KB of JavaScript

Months ago, when I heard that the legendary JS1k game jam would not be continuing, I talked it over with some other devs and decided to help fill the void we would host a 2k game jam on itch called … Continue reading

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Hue Jumper – A 2 Kilobyte 3D racing game in JavaScript

For 2kPlus jam I made a 3D racing game that fits in 2 kilobyte zip! It includes physics, controls, rendering engine, and procedural level generator. The code is extremely dense and clean as I went through many iterations to fit … Continue reading

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Egg Time Rewind – An egg cracking low res shooter

Time REWINDS you die… but your PREVIOUS LIVES remain. This game was made in 4 days for Nokia 3310 Jam 2 with the limitation of 84×48 resolution and only 2 colors. The them was “Death is Good”. It is written … Continue reading

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Adventures in Tiny Coding – My 2019 In Review

Last year was an interesting and productive year. Mostly I’ve been doing a deep dive into web development and JavaScript, while making ton of games, tools, tiny programs, and animations. The central theme to nearly everything I have been doing … Continue reading

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Best Illusion of The Year 2019

Holy cow, I won Best Illusion of the Year! Thank you to the contest organizers, other participants and fellow illusion chasers. This spinning shape appears to defy logic by rotating around both the horizontal and vertical axis at the same … Continue reading

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JSONCrush – Compress JSON into URL friendly strings

I just open sourced an amazingly useful tool called JSONCrush. This simple system allows for excellent compression of URI encoded JSON strings using the JSCrush algorithm. It seems almost like magic how well it works. The minified version is under … Continue reading

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ZzArt – Abstract Art Evolution

This tool generates GLSL shaders (basically a bunch of math equations) that you can evolve into incredibly varied works of abstract generative art. Images can be bookmarked, save as HD pngs or exported as GLSL shader code. The satellite feature … Continue reading

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Dissecting A Dweet #8: Shattered Tunnel

Howdy, folks! Today we will be looking at the JavaScript code behind this amazing 3D tunnel effect. This code has an interesting lineage so we’ll also talk about some of the history behind it. for(c.width|=k=i=960;z=–i;x.fillStyle=`hsl(0 99%${i/9}%`)x.fillRect(k-z*C(j=i/k+t/4)+S(m=k*j)*(r=1e5/z),540+C(m)*r-z*S(j),s=3e4/z*S(j*9),s) View post on imgur.com … Continue reading

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Bounce Back Postmortem

The JS13k competition has been going on every year since 2012 but this was my first year entering. Participants get 1 month to make an original 13 kilobyte JavaScript game. This year the theme was “Back” and there were 245 … Continue reading

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