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June 14th, 2013 - 4:37 pm § in Development

The Impact of Impact

Impact was one of many options available to us among JavaScript game engines. Of course, trying out every single one would be just a little bit insane (there really are a lotĀ of options). So we picked two engines that seemed like they would work well – I had heard of Impact previously, and Dr[...]

June 14th, 2013 - 4:15 pm § in Development

A change to the codebase with thoughts toward the future

As developers on the Trails Forward project, we are very excited to explore the research and practice of using simulation design to provide unique learning opportunities. Working on a complex, multiplayer simulation that both runs quickly and looks appealing will test the programming and design skil[...]

June 7th, 2013 - 2:43 pm § in Development

First Mockup Screenshot

Here’s a cropped version of a shot of a full map mockup in impact that convinced us we could actually get good performance in the browser.  [...]