Archive for October, 2011

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melonJS & The Chronicles of Link

October 30, 2011

Sounds like a music band, right ?

But it’s not ! I actually wanted to post about this very nice remake/clone that Anthony brilliantly managed to put together using melonJS. And although being “only” a WIP demo for now, it looks really promising and shows (proves?) that melonJS is not only tailored for platform games, as lots of people seems to believe. And I must admit that I was myself impressed to see how fast Anthony built a first version !

You can visit his page here to try it, for more information about the game progress and status, and/or if you want to contact Anthony.

And finally, since last release a google group has been created as well, so feel free to pay us a visit there and discuss about melonJS with us 🙂

Cheers,

And as always, have fun !

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melonJS 0.9.1 available

October 6, 2011

I was initially planning for melonJS 0.9.1 to be just a bug fix release (based on the first feedbacks received), but I finally found myself adding more than I initially wanted, at the point where calling it 0.9.1 almost does not really make sense !

Anyway, going straight to the point and without being too technical, here is what changed in this new version :

  • A traditional “batch” of bug fix
  • Better performances (see my previous post)
  • Better browser compatibility (various browser fix), including IE9 and the coming IE10 platform.
  • Better integration with Tiled, supported features should now be on pair with the last Tiled version (0.7.1)
  • Beta Dirty Rectangle support (that will be very useful later on mobile platforms)
  • Experimental WebGL support (contact me if you need more details on this)

Please see the full changelog on github if you wish more details on this new version, and also the online documentation. And as previously, everything is available through the melonJS download page.

For the next major version, I’m planning to add support for touch event and other stuff needed to get this baby running on iOS or/and Android devices, along with some other new features. I will also look at appMobi and PhoneGap, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any recommandation/feedback on this last point.

Finally I would like to thank everybody for the warm enthusiasm and interests expressed towards melonJS, and of course for all the feedback that also helped me bring all the stuff in this version together 🙂

And, as always, have fun !

[EDIT] I added a “forum”, using google group, it’s not a super fancy forum and for sure is basically empty for now, but this a good place to start if you have any questions about the engine. Link is available from the melonJS homepage.