This is the start of a mini-series on writing a small online game for my kids.
Learn! In this case I'm looking for lessons around web technologies and game dev and hope to re-enforce them by writing and publishing short summaries. Obligatory expectation management: I have never written a game by myself before.
Write a game for my kids. I'm always keen to lower the threshold for them to look behind the curtains and check out how something works internally. Probably a bit early, but hey. For me it's quite fun, as I have a rather demanding customer sitting next to me 😅
Use vanilla HTML/JS/CSS and stick to reasonable browsers (and versions thereof).
At the end of each day, have a result that I can show to my kids.
The plan is to post short summaries of daily progress and lessons learned along the way. That is, I don't plan on posting every day (at all), but instead whenever I get some time to play with this project I'll jot down notes and write up a summary of those notes to keep these posts short and hopefully sweet.