Tagged: game

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PHP Functions: Wiggle, Wobble, Squibble & Swipswap

Here are a few fun functions for word games, word scrambling and just plain word craziness. <?php /*********** * Purpose: move a certain letter to a certain position * Precondition: word, letter to move,...

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Girl Gamers: Statistics & Trends

A few months ago I surveyed over 500 members from my online game whiteoakstables.net, a realistic horse game.  White Oak Stables has almost exclusively female players. The findings are as follows: Age: 10: 2%...

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Pits of Doom Lesson 6: MySQL Database Class

In the last lesson I introduced you to functions, reading & writing to a file, some simple javascript and adding features to the game so we could swap in/out maps and move up/down map...

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Pits of Doom Lesson 5: Easy Map Editor

In the last lesson we made some real progress. Now, instead of having a boring page with a click of one button before the game is over, we have a character that can move...

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Pits of Doom Lesson 4: And Array We Go

In the last lesson we covered how to create a function, how to use some of php’s built in functions, and how to deal with sessions. Now we’ll take it even a step further....

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Pits of Doom Lesson 2: Breaking It Down

One of the best things to do if you’ve never made a game before or you don’t have much programming experience is to break things down into their most basic parts. We’ll start off...

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Pits Of Doom Lesson 1: Planning Stage

Before you start any kind of online game you need to take a minute to sit down and consider some of the following questions: What is my game called? What is my target audience?...