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Create cool 2D games with a free game editor! · By Cosmo Myzrail Gorynych

Roadmap and how You can help Sticky

A topic by Cosmo Myzrail Gorynych created Jul 30, 2018 Views: 216 Replies: 3
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This is a list of short-term plans for ct.js:

  • Multiple copy selection in the room editor.
  • Add extends in room editor, that allow to set scale, rotation, and other fields
  • Change drawing order in ct.IDE to fully reflect ct.js behaviour (or maybe rewrite it in Pixi?)
  • Module support in code completion.
  • rework ct.keyboard, ct.mouse into something more abstract — into a mapped input system like seen in Unreal Engine, that also allows to integrate other input methods (like gyroscope, gamepad) with ease. Ideally, there should be a system where a programmer listens to actions, that are described as an aggregation of different inputs, e.g. action "To Left" that combines the "A" key, the arrow button, and gamepad stick or d-pad.

Long-term plans:

  • Moar turorials.
  • pathfinding;
  • UI editor.
  • come up with how to keep catmods updated and easily distributable. Not relevant yet.
  • support Google Fonts in styles editor; You can now add your own ttf fonts to ct.js project, thus Google Fonts are in low priority now.

How You Can Help

  • write tutorials! You can create it on your site or send it here, so it will be added to official docs.
  • create a module:
    • ct.gamepad — similarly to ct.keyboard to support gamepad inputs.
    • polygon-* collisions.

Completed and Included into Releases

  • Multiple tile selection in the room editor
  • WebGL renderer (released in alpha channel);
  • Add a module ct.sound.howler which will replace a standard sound API with howler.js, which is a more modern and flexible sound implementation for larger games. This will be a non-breaking change.
  • Update keyboard API to conform with modern standards. The current one is deprecated, so await breaking changes.
  • Additions to room editor for tiled maps.
  • Internal game debugger.
  • Collision detection optimizations.
  • Environment Querying System

Adding on the polygon collision detection, being able to make collision boxes out of more than one shape would be good. That way it would be possible to make curvy shapes and hit boxes 

Nice work! Does you have any plan to support Facebook Instant Games platform?


No and never thought about it.