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focus.hteumeuleu.com

Hocus :focus

A keyboard navigation horror game. Find the 🎃 pumpkin.

healeycodes.com

DOOM Rendered via Checkboxes

WebAssembly meets 16000 HTML checkboxes.

thomaspark.co

CSS Squid Game

Challenges from the series Squid Game recreated in pure CSS — without the help of JavaScript.

js13kgames.com

Js13kGames Winner

Js13kGames is a JavaScript coding competition for HTML5 game developers.

uxdesign.cc

Deathloop — UI in videogames

Game UI’s don’t need to follow a lot of the rules of their phone/web counterparts, but they do need to be readable, clear and easy to use.

frankforce.com

LittleJS: The Tiny JavaScript Game Engine That Can!

All aboard! LittleJS is lightweight 2D JavaScript game engine with a WebGL rendering system.

uxdesign.cc

A list of games for bored (and curious) designers

During the years and exploring the internet, I collected all the websites offering games and fun experiences for UX and UI Designers.

stanislav-stankovic.medium.com

Building better leaderboards

One of the first full features of SimCity BuildIt that I had a chance to work on my own as a game designer is the Contest of Mayors.

smashingmagazine.com

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers

Interactive coding tools to help you learn CSS, JavaScript, SQL, React, Vim, regular expressions and Jamstack.

panic.com

The Story of Playdate

Here’s how an offhand idea launched a decade-long saga of twists, turns, and mini-boss battles.

css-tricks.com

Stealing Game Animation Techniques to Engage Users

Today’s websites are overflowing with animations—often too many.

puzzlescript.net

Paint everything everywhere!

A game made with the PuzzleScript game engine.

darkpattern.games

DarkPattern.games

Game reviews to help you find good games that don’t trick you into addictive gaming patterns.

uxdesign.cc

Game design: dark patterns that keep you hooked

For someone who plays video games a lot, I realize how easy it is to get sucked into a game and play for hours at a time.

superjumpmagazine.com

The Enjoyable Illusion of User Control and Freedom

How users control video games, and the freedom they have to do so, can make or break the entire experience.

uxdesign.cc

Designers: you should be playing more videogames

A few lessons from one of the categories of Digital Products that rely the most on user experience to succeed: Video Games.

fastcompany.com

How Assassin’s Creed is bolstering tourism in Ireland, Italy, and beyond

Video games are all about escaping from reality. Now they’re being used to market real-life escapes.

gamesforcrows.itch.io

Feels

Where's Waldo for emojis.

wayfinder.nfb.ca

Wayfinder

A relaxing 'art game' in your browser that combines illustration, procedural generation, and computational poetry.

uxdesign.cc

The UX of video game tutorials

What decisions a designer will run into while designing learning experiences.