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iio Engine – A new HTML5 App Framework (gamedev.net)
148 points by stevewillensky 1730 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments

Shouldn't this point to their homepage (http://iioengine.com/) . Aside from that, this actually looks interesting and I might use it for a app.

From the author of the lib: "BTW - I've been using gamedev.net for a long time to find inspiration and solutions, so I chose this forum to release in first. You guys are the first to hear about iio!"

I think the biggest missing piece in all of this seems to be better multi-channel audio support across devices. There is no real mixboard equivalent to these kinds of canvas/svg solutions in the browser, and different platforms, especially mobile handle things differently.

This looks really awesome. Looking through the demos got me really excited to try to make some simple games I've had in mind for a while. I can't wait to try this out.

I just finished a game this weekend that could have made great use of this (I used EaselJS and rolled my own collision detection, etc.). I'm not seeing a good way to use texture atlases or sprite sheets in the docs and demos though. That would be a big feature request.

I totally confused myself with the "iio Linux Kernel subsystem" https://archive.fosdem.org/2012/schedule/event/693/127_iio-a...

Thanks a lot for sharing your work, looks amazing and fun! I want to start developing some very basic games and did some research a couple of times ago, found about a few GE, such as Crafty.

Any presence in Freenode ?

I read through a big chunk of the documentation last night. This looks really cool. I've never made a game before but this has inspired me to sit down and make one for my daughter. Hopefully I'll get the time over the next couple of weeks to build it.

I like the API style! Some questions I did not see an immediate answer to on the site:

- does it deploy to apps (cordova?)

- what about sound?

- what's the browse compatibility? (desktop/mobile)

Looks good I'm stoked to try this out!

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