Basic and Advanced PBBG seriesIntroduction
Gaming for the web
By: Me... Who else
Ok understandably these tutorial series is probably not something you expected to come across in here. But it may interest you none the less.
For those who don't know what a PBBG is, PBBG stands for Persistent browser-based game and you can read more about it here
. Traditionally, PBBG's are MMORPGs played through a web browser.
I am currently recording 2 series, a basic level PHP game (this series however has slowed down due to lack of interest
lol) and a more advanced series which covers PHP and the jQuery library.
Series 1 - Tap't In White label project
The white label series is the basics of creating a PBBG. This tutorial series uses my websites API which gathers users information for playing the games. The first part covers how to install and use this API. If you wish not to use the API, then you will need to create your own registration page, plenty of these tutorials are on YouTube and are easy to produce.
Currently, this series consists of 7 parts spanning over 25 videos, each roughly 15 minutes long each.
A Breakdown to the parts.
Part 1 - Using the API and creating a character.
Part 2 - Hunting and gathering items.
Part 3 - Basic fighting and leveling up.
Part 4 - The players inventory and using healing items.
Part 5 - Putting on and removing equipment which alters your stats.
Part 6 - Adding currency and shops.
Part 7 - A little tidy up of code, placing repeating tasks into functions.
There is a part 8 coming soon which will cover locations, batteling different enemies and different shop stock depending where you are, also capping locations to a players level.
All these can be found here
Series 2 - Tap't In Project Station Invasion
This series is for the more experienced of developers. Currently standing at 20 videos, the series has only just started to gather pace. This series is pushing things to the limit. In an attempt to create a nice flowing game, this series really focuses on jQuery to produce all the transactions that would usually be made through page refresh.
The current videos take you from building a registration form, logging in and creating multiple characters, to creating a map maker tool, outputting the maps and moving your character around.
This series is not broken down into multiple parts over a set of videos, instead each video is a separate part and continues on from the last in a traditional fashion.
This series can be found here
at YouTube and here
at the project website.
Both series may seem very long, but I try to cover as much as I can in each video in as much detail as I deem necessary.
Thanks for reading and hope these projects interest some of you