16 April 2016

React Amsterdam 2016: React for Game Development

Speaker: @frostney_

Why React for games, there are already tons of platforms?
First rule of game jams: Use the tools you're most familiar with.

Demonstrates: phaser.io

Type of games:

  • Event-based
  • Frame-based
Techniques of games:
  • Game Loop:
  • Dirty Rectangle Checking
  • Components & Entities. In React everything is a component.
  • Scene Graph (entities in a tree structure), comes with React for free.
React is usable, not perfect for game development.

React Native? Native components are not important for game development.