Fun and Games

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Here’s a list of apps and mini-games I have created in my spare time for fun.

 

Missile Command

An implementation of Missile Command in Elm.

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Play it here.

Source code here.

 

Snake

An implementation of Snake in under 100 lines of code in Elm.

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Play it here.

Source code here.

 

Thunder Cow

One for the Myo armbands Winking smile

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Add this script to your Myo Script Manager and then play here.

Source code here.

 

Run Taotie Run

A mini game themed around Taotie monsters from our MMORPG Here Be Monsters. The aim of the game is to avoid the falling Stariums for as long as you can and collect Cherries along the way to get bonus points!

Find out more about the game here.

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Try it out at http://runtaotierun.theburningmonk.com.

Get the source code here.

 

Whack A Meng

A whack-a-mole style mini game featuring characters from our MMORPG Here Be Monsters where the antagonist (Meng the Terrible from the on-going Nanjing storyline) is at the mercy of your merciless whacking!!

Find out more about the game here.

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Try it out at http://whackameng.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/170QwZe.

Get the source code here.

 

Agents Of P.R.I.S.M

Our award winning entry at the London GameCraft 2013, find out more about this simulation game here.

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Try it out at http://agentsofprism.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/1cWUBQO.

Get the source code here.

 

Canvas Blank!

A mini shooting game I made using HTMl5’s canvas element:

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Try it out at http://canvasblank.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/YJNK4n.

Play and Vote for the game at Html5Games.net here.

Tutorials are here, here.

Get the source code here.

 

Sticky Notes

A simple app that lets you write short notes on sticky notes and save them:

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Try it out at http://stickynote.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/Ygflem.

Tutorial is here.

Get the source code here.

 

MathDOJO

A dojo-themed maths game that tests your ability to do simple calculations in your head:

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Try it out at http://mathdojo.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/Wz5GwS.

Play and vote for the game on Html5Games.de here.

Play and vote for the game on Html5Games.net here.

Get the source code here.

 

Sketchy

A simple painting application using the HTML5’s <canvas> element.

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Try it out at http://sketchy.theburningmonk.com or http://bit.ly/Y5IpST.

Tutorial is here.

Get the source code here.

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