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Axonome

axono.me

A lightweight isometric game library for jQuery.

axono.me

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Why call it axono.me?

axono.me renders simulated 3D worlds in what most people would describe as “isometric”. An isometric projection is just one of a few types of axonometric projections. axono.me seemed like a clever name with an available domain name to match.

Features:

  • Every line of code started with a failing Screw.Unit test.
  • Works with jQuery as a jQuery plugin normally, but doesn’t require jQuery.
  • A* (a-star) is a simple and effective algorithm used in tons of games.
  • Any player object you add can answer questions about where it is and where’s it’s going.
  • Layers – drop grids on top of grids.
  • The browser doesn’t need Flash or even Canvas to work. It just needs to run Javascript and know how to position elements.

Backstory

I wrote axono.me mostly out of curiosity. I wanted to see if I could use the new (at the time) Screw.Unit Javascript testing framework to completely test drive the library.

I ended up with a fairly simple yet capable pure JS and HTML isometric grid engine with a comprehensive test suite.

Demo