Treasure Dash

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What is it?

Treasure Dash is a turn-based multiplayer browser game.

Technologies

  • »HTML5
  • »CSS3
  • »JavaScript
  • »NodeJS
A screenshot of Treasure Dash gameplay

Background

Treasure Dash was a game idea which I’d previously made with a friend as a group project in university. The initial version was written in Java but it was very basic and unfinished. I decided to rebuild the project for the web and bring our initial vision to life.

How does it work?

The application uses WebSockets, facilitated by SocketIO, to enable bi-directional communication between the client and the server. It served as an interesting way for me to learn about WebSockets and how they work which I used to give a presentation at BrightMinded. A video of the presentation is embedded below, however the audio is unfortunately very quiet. The project uses NodeJS with the Express web application framework as the back-end of the web server. The source code can be found on GitHub.

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