Newsletter โ€“ Issue 004

๐Ÿ“† 2023-01-10

๐Ÿ”ฅ Headlines

๐Ÿš€ I am launching (opens in a new tab), a portal of curated next-gen web games. It showcases some of the awesome JavaScript games listed on Games & Demos (opens in a new tab) but with a more consumer-friendly presentation.

๐ŸŽ™ The Hendrik Mans Interview (opens in a new tab) is out! It is my pleasure to have the creator of Miniplex (opens in a new tab) and the Composer Suite (opens in a new tab) as a first interviewee. Read about his open source work and thoughts on web game development!

React Three Fiber MeshTransmissionMaterial (opens in a new tab) for Drei (opens in a new tab) by 0xca0a (opens in a new tab) and N8 (opens in a new tab) is an improved Three.js MeshPhysicalMaterial (opens in a new tab) with added features. It can be used to create amazing (opens in a new tab) effects (opens in a new tab). There is a vanilla Three.js version (opens in a new tab).

PlayCanvas PlayCanvas (opens in a new tab) published their review of 2022 (opens in a new tab), showcasing the work accomplished by their team and community. On the roadmap for 2023: Editor GLB imports, Scripts 3.0, shader graphs, and Editor Plugins.

It is Genuary (opens in a new tab), so keep an eye on #genuary (opens in a new tab) hashtags! There is a different prompt (opens in a new tab) every day. The Ludum Dare (opens in a new tab) game jam also took place using the #LDJAM (opens in a new tab) hashtag with the theme "Harvest".

Three.js Bruno Simon (opens in a new tab) added certificates (opens in a new tab) to Three.js Journey (opens in a new tab) and is making stylized low-poly game-assets (opens in a new tab).

โฌ†๏ธ Updates

โœ๏ธ Content

โœจ Games & Demos

See more on the โœจ Games & Demos (opens in a new tab) page or ๐ŸŽฎ (opens in a new tab).

๐Ÿ“ฃ Last but not least, our second Web Game Dev Discord video meetup (opens in a new tab) will take place this Thursday, January 12th, at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time / 6pm Central European Time. See you there! ๐Ÿ‘‹

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