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Hocus :focus

A keyboard navigation horror game. Find the 🎃 pumpkin.

DOOM Rendered via Checkboxes

WebAssembly meets 16000 HTML checkboxes.

CSS Squid Game

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

Js13kGames Winner

Js13kGames is a JavaScript coding competition for HTML5 game developers.

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.

LittleJS: The Tiny JavaScript Game Engine That Can!

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

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.

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.

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers

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

The Story of Playdate

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

Stealing Game Animation Techniques to Engage Users

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

Paint everything everywhere!

A game made with the PuzzleScript game engine.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


Where's Waldo for emojis.


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

The UX of video game tutorials

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