Simon Jensen (link) and I made a game in which you generate and control a personalized bot which travels the world (in your stead). The project can be found here and the code can be found here. Below is a run-down of the various elements that went into the project in terms of both technical and design choices:
Our node.js server performs several functions:
serving the game pages to the clients using Express.js,
communicating with those clients, relaying player login and saved game information between the client and the database using Socket.io,
pushing player and saved game information to Firebase database and querying for saved information.
We are using Google’s “Firebase” database as a service to store game information.
I had some trouble figuring out exactly how to save images to the database using the p5.js library. At first, I tried passing the p5 image object to the database directly. This didn’t seem to work, which I think was because the object
This stored several
Because the built-in p5 save() function automatically downlaod
- Because our game would dynamically query the flickr API for photos from cities where the player-avatar was visiting, we were making loadJSON calls throughout the game. As such, we were unable to place this loadJSON call inside of the …….. confusion about function execution order…