17 jQuery powered web games with source code

While Flash remains the best software to develop casual web games, jQuery allows you to make interesting things… nothing to do with pure action Flash games, but in some cases you can get interesting results out of your browser.

Here it is a list with 17 jQuery powered games, most of them with clean and commented source code ready to download (and before you say it’s obvious jQuery games have source code, I mean uncompressed, readable source code)

Javascript game engine for jQuery

Not a game but a whole library to develop jQuery games

Main features:

  • multi layer-sprite animations
  • sprite hierarchies (grouping)
  • collision detection
  • swappable sound support
  • periodic callbacks
  • keyboard state polling
  • free and open source license

http://gamequery.onaluf.org/ – Check out the demos too!!

TicTacToe in jQuery

The “Hello world” of game programming, now with jQuery

http://thingsilearned.com/2009/06/02/tictactoe-in-jquery/

Tetris with jQuery

The most famous game in the world,

http://fmarcia.info/jquery/tetris/tetris.html

jQuery Mad Libs Word Game

A simple Mad Libs game. There must be something wrong with me because the author says: “If you did not use Mad Libs as a kid (what is wrong with you… j/k) it is a fill-in-the-blanks word game where not knowing the word context can lead to some whacky outcomes (and giggling fits)”.

Yes, I did not use it (do you?)… that’s why I hear “voices”…

http://www.bennadel.com/blog/623-jQuery-Demo-Mad-Libs-Word-Game.htm

jQuery Mine Sweeper

From the same author of Mad Libs, Mine Sweeper.

http://www.bennadel.com/blog/1737-jQuery-Powered-Mine-Sweeper-Game.htm

A Basic Memory Game with jQuery and PHP

Great and complete tutorial (in Feronato’s style :)) to create a basic memory game with jQuery and PHP. A must read.

http://www.webdevplayground.com/2009/09/a-basic-memory-game-with-jquery-and-php/

jTypingHero

After Guitar Hero, here it comes Typing hero, a game which will prove your typing skill.

http://www.marcofolio.net/games/jtypinghero_test_your_typing_skills_in_this_jquery_game.html

jCharacterfall

From the same author, another typing game

http://demo.marcofolio.net/jcharacterfall/

jQRPG

A very basic – and incomplete – Zelda style RPG

http://hokuten.net/2010/jqrpg-%E2%80%94-an-old-school-style-rpg-in-jquery/

Mastermind

jQuery version of the popular brain game

http://www.iohelix.net/mastermind.html

jKill

Point and shoot game, kill presidents and prime ministers

http://www.bulgaria-web-developers.com/projects/javascript/jkill/

jQuery Slot Machine

Cute slot machine made with jQuery

http://eyecon.ro/slotmachine/

jQuery Pong

it’s Pong!!

http://blog.benogle.com/2009/04/20/jquery-pong/

jQuery Sudoku

Really good Sudoku simulator

http://www.anti.ro/games/sudoku/

jQuery Snakey

The famous snake game made with jQuery

http://jquery-snakey.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/index.html

T&C Surf

Great remake of the old 8-bit Nintendo blockbuster (??)

http://jonraasch.com/blog/jquery-video-game-remake-tc-surf-designs

Tunnel game

Another classic, fly with your spaceship inside a tunnel, don’t touch its borders

http://arcade.christianmontoya.com/tunnel/