Last week I tried to make a game for the 10-second theme on

This is what became of it.

The first few lines of code on this were written during my short stint at the indie art jam during gdc, back then it just drew colorful triangles all over the screen. However, the actual game I tried to make didn’t work at all, and I just ended up sitting and toying with it as a stupid drawing application for a good thirty minutes (incidentally about a quarter of this thing’s total development time).

So, I declared it a failure as a game (even though I still want to explore the, uh, spatial relations of triangles a bit more) and made it into a drawing app.

To draw you click a triangle and drag to one of it’s three neighbours, that will copy the color from the first one onto the second. Repeat as needed.

As an added feature it serializes the whole image into a string with every move you make and puts that in the url. This has two benefits, the bigger one being that you can easily send what your stuff to your friends, but it also makes your browsers back and forward buttons act as undo/redo. Here’s one I made.

It has two twitter buttons in the lower left, one to tweet your creation, the other one searches for other people’s posts tagged with the #triangles hashtag, making sharing a bit easier that it ever was with isotope3.

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3 Responses to triangles

  1. Awesome idea to change the url like that. This has a lot of usage in all kinds of games and toys, where you build/grow something or make levels.

  2. I’m a big fan of this kind of “interactive art” though I mainly focus on javascript/jquery myself. Triangles is very similar to an idea I started scripting some time ago but never got around to finish. Now I won’t have to as this is so much cooler, smarter and light weight. Keep up the good work.

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