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)
Not a game but a whole library to develop jQuery games
- multi layer-sprite animations
- sprite hierarchies (grouping)
- collision detection
- swappable sound support
- periodic callbacks
- keyboard state polling
- free and open source license
TicTacToe in jQuery
The “Hello world” of game programming, now with jQuery
Tetris with jQuery
The most famous game in the world,
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”…
jQuery Mine Sweeper
From the same author of Mad Libs, Mine Sweeper.
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.
After Guitar Hero, here it comes Typing hero, a game which will prove your typing skill.
From the same author, another typing game
A very basic – and incomplete – Zelda style RPG
jQuery version of the popular brain game
Point and shoot game, kill presidents and prime ministers
jQuery Slot Machine
Cute slot machine made with jQuery
Really good Sudoku simulator
The famous snake game made with jQuery
Great remake of the old 8-bit Nintendo blockbuster (??)
Another classic, fly with your spaceship inside a tunnel, don’t touch its borders