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2013/01/31

Bicycle game

Bicycle - One Game A Month project for January

It's the end of January and I've finished up my first One Game A Month project. After slashing and postponing many features I've settled on a simple toy that I rather enjoy.

Bicycle is a simple game about riding a bike. I recreated a simplified, stylized version of the neighborhood I grew up in. There are no real goals to the game besides the ones you set for yourself. Just ride around, do laps, take shortcuts, time yourself, or explore.

Part of the motivation behind creating this project was to continue building simple reusable tools in HTML5 + Javascript. I don't think a game as complex as Flare will make sense as a browser game any time soon (hundreds of MB of assets, performance issues, etc). But there's something to be said about having a way to quickly prototype and share online.