Global Defense

Global Defense

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Screen capture of Global Defense A week out from a Live Shop Talk show in Pittsburgh for Val Head's CSS Day 2015 I decided we needed something fun for the show. I came up with an idea for a Missle Defense style game where everyone in the audience could use their phones to play at the same time.

I wrote about how I built this, but it miraculously came together on time.

  • Monday: Make asteroids fall down
  • Tuesday: Make bullets go up
  • Wednesday: Collision detection
  • Thursday: Web sockets
  • Friday: Polish UI and play!

On Friday we played the game with over 200 attendees in our live audience. Chaotic, but fun. Would do again.

Photo of Global Defense playtest