This Gem is still in alpha! Breaking and changes are expected everywhere!
Ruby Web Game library on top of Opal
$ gem install dare
$ dare new gamename create gamename/Gemfile create gamename/Rakefile create gamename/gamename.rb create gamename/gamename.html $ cd gamename gamename$ rake build gamename$
Which will create a game.js file and an game.html file. Open game.html in your favorite browser, and play your game!
Open up game.rb and add a rectangle to draw every frame:
class Game < Dare::Window #... def draw draw_rect(top_left: [0,0], width: 50, height: 50, color: 'red') #API subject to change end #... end
Save it, run
rake build again, and refresh your game.html! There's a red square there! That's so cool!
Just keep in mind the "change ruby code" => "rake build" => "refresh browser" development cycle. This can be shortened to "change ruby code" => "refresh browser" if you set up guard, but I'll save that for the future. If you already know how, feel free to set that up!
Keyboard and Mouse input
You can respond to user input with a couple of helper methods Change just a few lines in your app.rb file
class Game < Dare::Window def initialize super width: 800, height: 600, border: true #lets add an instance variable to store where our box is @x = 10 end def draw # if the right arrow is being held down, add 5 to the position if button_down? Dare::KbRight @x += 5 end # if the position gets too large, reset it if @x > 600 @x = 10 end @y = mouse_y # mouse_y is a helper method which returns the y-position off the mouse #be sure to set the x position to @x and the y position to @y in the draw_rect method! draw_rect(top_left: [@x,@y], width: 50, height: 50, color: 'red') end end
rake build, refresh the browser, and voila! You can press the right arrow on your keyboard, and the box will move to the right! Move your mouse up and down and watch your box rise and fall!
Images and Sound
Adding images and sound is straightforward:
class Game < Dare::Window def initialize super width: 800, height: 600, border: true @meow = Dare::Sound.new('meow.mp3', volume: 0.5) @cat_picture = Dare::Image.new('cat_picture.jpg') @x = 10 end def draw if button_down? Dare::KbRight @x += 5 end if @x > 600 @x = 10 end @cat_picture.draw(@x, 20) end def update if @x > 500 @meow.play end end end
Now if you have a meow.mp3 file and a cat_picture.jpg file in the same directory as your html file, they will get loaded and played just like that!
To see more, go follow the tutorial in the wiki! I'm constantly adding new features, so be sure to check back often!
And go make a game!
Huge shoutout to jlnr for his Gosu gem which fueled a major part of this API. Go check out his work!