Making RPG Browser Games
Making RPG Browser Games
Constructing Role-Playing Game "Content-as-a-Service" (CaaS) for Phaser.js Gaming Frameworks v3.x.x and v2.x.x.
About the Book
Siloed RPG "trade-secrets" revealed! Discover how to create Role-Playing games using the methods from this expanded chapter from the Phaser Game Starter Kit Collection. When you finish this workbook, you will have a production pipeline ready to create as many different RPG "Content-as-a-Service" (CaaS) games as your imagination can dream up! This is the central tool in my game production studio! You'll also get bonus content, downloads, source code examples, game variations tweaks, and references on how to do every single thing within this 'White Label" game design workbook. You could copy and paste any examples into your own productions and then modify those resources for your own bespoke products. General Game Licenses are included for patron who purchased this workbook. I would like to guide you in creating several styles of RPG game mechanics as CaaS by using an innovative approach in Headless Game Design. We will use those game mechanics, front-end mechanisms, and the development methods discussed in Headless Game Design. By the end of this workbook, you should have a fully functional "RPG" game - not just a copy of my game, but your very own product using your own gaming assets. There is a supporting website where you can download the bonus content included with your workbook's purchase. This extraordinarily comprehensive guide will teach you how to:
- Use either the Phaser JS Gaming Framework either v2.x.x or v3.16+ as a "Front-end" populated with back-end CaaS resources.
- How to integrate "RPG" game mechanics from "Content-as-a-Service" (CaaS) back-end services quickly!
- Use your game as a "Progressive Web Application" or "Single Page Web Application" for any "Internet-of-Things" (IoT) device.
- How to create Licensed access for "Affiliated Business Networks" and fans to generate bespoke modules and game expansions.
- Automatically generate various game board features.
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- Supporting websites
About this Workbook
- Links and References
- Workbook Content
How to Read & Use this workbook:
- Viewing this eBook:
- Who should use this workbook?
- Your newly obtained skills…
Game Design System™
- Game Studio - Book Series
- Game Studio - Online Courses
- “Making Browser Games” - Books Series
- “Making Browser Games” Series - online Courses
- Programming Courses
- “Walk-Thru Tutorial” Series - Online Courses
- References Used
- Distribution Permission
Making RPG HTML5 Games
1 Workstation Setup
- 1.1 Web Server Required - Batteries not included!
- 1.2 Standardized File Structures
1.3 Specific Back-end Editors Review
- RPG CaaS “Back-end” File Structure
- Traditional “Front-end SWPA” File Structure
- 1.4 Barebones “Front-end” Set-up
2 Game Design Overview
- 2.1 Introduction: “Headless HTML5 Game Design”
- 2.2 Why Should I Design “Headless Games”?
- 2.3 Deeper Dive: CaaS
- 2.4 Game Genre Defined
2.5 Role-Playing Genre Defined
- Who Plays What?
- Role-Playing Genre Background
- Historical background
- 2.6 Game Components & Design Considerations
- 2.7 Avatar Creation
- 2.8 Other Components
2.9 Game Tools & Generators
- Typical “Front-end” Tools
- Typical “Back-end” Tools
3 Design Considerations
- 3.1 “Game Design” Reviewed
- 3.2 Project Considerations
3.3 Select a Data Storage
- Per-user storage
- Database structure
- Deeper Dive: Database Protection Considerations
3.4 Selecting a Middleware Framework
- Why Use Middleware?
- How does Middleware work?
- Middleware Selection Criteria
- “Why are you using two different systems?”
- Middleware Conclusion
- 3.5 Select a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
- 3.6 Game Mechanics (GM) — Logic & Rules
- 3.7 Game Mechanics (GM) - Data Structure
- 3.8 Consideration Summary
3.9 Modeling your RPG
- Excerpts from Phaser Game Design Workbook
4 Starting the RPG Projects
- 4.1 Project(s) “Overview”
- 4.2 Installation Instructions
- 1 Workstation Setup
Part II: Making “Role-Playing CaaS” Games
5 Step 1: “Access Doorways”
- 5.1 Two “Front-end” Access Points
- 5.2 Deeper Dive: Debugging PHP Source Code
5.3 Log-ons, Registrations, and ACLs
- Deeper Dive: Cross-site Request Forgery (csrf)
5.4 RPG CaaS API Contracts
- Choose an API Paradigm
5.5 The “Back-end” (CaaS) Access
- The Work Flow
- 5.6 Step #1: Database Construction
6 Step 2: Creating Our Back-end Editors
6.1 Admin Content Editors (ACE)
- Step #0 Knowledge Upload
- Step #1 Creating our “View” Template
- Step #2 Creating our “Controller” Template
- Adventures & Quests Editors
- 6.1 Admin Content Editors (ACE)
- 5 Step 1: “Access Doorways”
Part III: Making the “Front-end” CMS!
7 Game Recipe™
- 7.1 Front-end Overview
7.2 Step 0: Review your competition and their games
- Game Examples
- 7.3 Step 1: Create Your “front-door”!
7.4 Step 2: Create Your Standard “Game Shell” Phases.
- Network Impact
- Gamer’s Local Activity
7.5 Select a “Front-end” JS Format
- ES5 Format
- ES6+ Format as “FAT Arrow” Function
- ES6+ Format as “Phaser.Class”
- ES6+ Format as “Phaser.Scene”
7.6 Step 3: Create your RPG Core Mechanics
- RPG Story “Chapter 1 of 3”
- Demo.js — Stage 1 Development
- Reminder: Front-End using CaaS
7.7 Traditional Phaser Front-End
- Deeper Dive: Callbacks & Events
7.8 Play.js — Stage 2 Overview
- Environment Maps
- Deeper Dive: Hexagonal Grids
- Separation of Concerns (SoC)
- Rogue Prince Starting Position
7.9 HUD Panels as Scenes
- The Game Settings & Options HUD
- “Rogue Prince” HUD Panel
- Settlements HUD Panel
- “Non-Player Character” (NPC) Garrison HUD Panel
- Quest & Adventure Records
- Privileged Access to Bonus Content
- Conflict Resolution System
- 7.10 Selling RPG Comics
7.11 Quest Editors
- Game Development Tools & Generators
7.12 3D & 1st person games
- Deeper Dive: gITF™ Asset Generations
- 7.13 Conclusion
- 7 Game Recipe™
8 Bonus Development Content
8.1 Game Distribution & Marketing
- Introduction: 8-Step Deployment Method.
- 8.2 Book Review Protocol
- 8.3 Tell the world about your game!
- 8.1 Game Distribution & Marketing
- 8 Bonus Development Content
- Additional Appendices
- Other resources:
- Selling your Game Assets
- Appendix: Online Game Development
- Appendix: Making WebXR Games!
- Appendix: Phaser III Plugins
Appendix: “How to Start a WebSocket”
- Testing Your Browser
WebSocket Protocol Handshake
- Deeper Dive: WebSocket API
Sample Source Code: Client-side WebSocket
Step #1: Game
- Step #2: Generate Event handlers
- Step #1: Game
- More Resources
Appendix 2 — Back-end Systems
- Game Services (Back-end)
- Server-side Frameworks — the CMS
- Production release version.
- CodeIgniter & Phaser as an Integrated CMS
Recipe for a “CodeIgniter v3.x (CI3) CMS”
Deeper Dive: Authentication Systems using
"Ion Auth"with CI3
- Deeper Dive: Building a Fat-Free Framework (F3) for CI3
- Deeper Dive: Authentication Systems using
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