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Wouldn't it be cool if Lets Build could *host* in-browser games?

benhalpern profile image Ben Halpern ใƒป1 min read

Like, games that work in the context of the community, perhaps leaderboards, etc.

As we look to what the underlying platform can support I'd love to brainstorm how a plugin like this could be built into the software.

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I think the technology is available for this type of integration especially with Unity and WebGL being able to export into HTML5, WebAssembly JavaScript!

Being able to make play-testing easier is a benefit to the entire community, and while I don't mind downloading an zip file and dropping an executable on my desktop to play an alpha build, being able to play it securely though my browser sounds much better!

I'd love to know others thoughts on this technology.

 

I think the technology is available for this type of integration especially with Unity and WebGL being able to export into HTML5, WebAssembly JavaScript!

Yup, I think the browser is definitely ready for this kind of load. It could be a fun way for the community to kind of build together to create the next games that could plug into the platform.

 

I can see there being possible integration with itch.io.

Otherwise I'm sure there might be a way to get twitch integrated and people comment to play Pokemon again. :)

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Good thought

Otherwise I'm sure there might be a way to get twitch integrated and people comment to play Pokemon again. :)

"Let's Build Pokemon"

So maybe bots sort of how Reddit is?

Reddit bots basically stream comments and react upon them. There are bots for everything gif mirrors, auto moderator, subreddit simulator, fact checking bots all the bots :).

Due to Reddits size and API limitations if you have a popular bot you may require using a third party api PushShift. For an ELI5 there is a good explanation here

 

Just let me know when I have to start learning Rust for WebAssembly and I'm ready to go ๐Ÿคฃ

 

You and me both! I've always been curious about WebAssembly, but I've never really looked into it.

 

Maybe even some sort of achievements system?!

 

Well the platform has badges... So that would be a good mechanism to tie into the system. It's kind of light gamification for the platform but could integrate with literal games.

 

That would be cool. Something like glitch or repl.it integration