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2D tile based game framework in HTML5
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2D tile based game framework in HTML5

The Platypus Engine allows rapid development of 2D orthogonal tile based games for deployment in HTML5 compatible browsers. The engine uses a component based model, and includes many ready to use components to allow users to start adding assets and editing levels right away. The component based model lends itself to community members adding new funcitonality, we hope you'll share what you've done!

Platypus uses the free Tiled map editor for level creation, and uses CreateJS for rendering visuals and audio.

Key Features

  • Deploy on any HTML5 platform (supported browsers listed below)
  • Multi-platform support
  • Automatic scaling
  • Touch and keyboard input
  • Component-based development model
  • Thorough documentation

Platypus in action: Wild Kratts Monkey Mayhem

Platypus was developed by PBS KIDS and Gopherwood Studios. It is free to use (see license.txt), all assets in the example games are (c) Gopherwood Studios and/or (c) PBS KIDS.

Supported Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • iOS Safari
  • Android Default
  • Kindle Silk
  • Mobile Chrome
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