HTML5 game prototype like “Goat Rider” powered by Phaser and Arcade Physics

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Did you play Goat Rider?
It’s a game by BeaverTap Games, I already blogged about their games, showing you prototypes of Mikey Hooks and Radical. In Goat Rider you simply have to ride a goat with a weird set of characters including an elephant (yes, there should be “something” in the water BeaverTap guys drink).
Start with a tap/click, then tap and hold when the goat is red walking to the right, release when it’s white, walking to the left. If you fall down, then reload the page to restart. Being just a simple prototype, the code is not commented yet, but it’s clearly entirely based on Arcade Physics:
var game;
var goat;
var player;
var targetX;
var isPressed = false;
var deltaSpeed = 10;
var rounds;

window.onload = function() {	
	game = new Phaser.Game(800, 160, Phaser.AUTO, "");
     game.state.add("PlayGame", playGame);
     game.state.start("PlayGame");
}

var playGame = function(game){};

playGame.prototype = {
     preload: function(){
           game.load.image("goat", "goat.png");
           game.load.image("player", "player.png");
     },
     create: function(){
          game.stage.backgroundColor = 0x74af21;
          rounds = -1;
          game.physics.startSystem(Phaser.Physics.ARCADE);
          goat = game.add.sprite(game.width / 2, game.height, "goat");
          goat.anchor.set(0.5, 1);
          player = goat.addChild(game.make.sprite(0, - goat.height + 20, "player"));
          player.anchor.set(0.5, 1);
          game.physics.enable(goat, Phaser.Physics.ARCADE);
          game.input.onDown.add(function(){
               isPressed = true; 
               if(rounds == -1){
                    if(game.rnd.between(0 , 1) == 0){
                         goatLeft();
                    }
                    else{
                         goatRight();
                    }     
               }         
          });
          game.input.onUp.add(function(){
               isPressed = false;
          });
     },
     update: function(){
          if(player.x > - goat.width / 2 && player.x < goat.width / 2){
               if((goat.body.velocity.x > 0 && !isPressed) || (goat.body.velocity.x < 0 && isPressed)){
                    player.body.velocity.x = -goat.body.velocity.x
               }
               else{
                    player.body.velocity.x = 0     
               }
               if(goat.body.velocity.x > 0 && goat.x >= targetX){
                    goatLeft();
                    
               }
               if(goat.body.velocity.x < 0 && goat.x <= targetX){
                    goatRight();
               }     
          }
          else{
               goat.body.velocity.x = 0;
               player.body.velocity.x = 0;
          }
     }
}

function goatLeft(){
     rounds ++;
     goat.body.velocity.x = game.rnd.between(-200 - deltaSpeed * rounds, -100 - deltaSpeed * rounds);
     targetX = game.rnd.between(goat.x - goat.width / 2, goat.width / 2);
     goat.tint = 0xffffff;
}


function goatRight(){
     rounds ++;
     goat.body.velocity.x = game.rnd.between(100 + deltaSpeed * rounds, 200 + deltaSpeed *rounds);
     targetX = game.rnd.between(goat.x + goat.width, game.width - goat.width / 2);
     goat.tint = 0xff0000;
}
Have a look at the code, leave a comment if it’s unclear, and next time I’ll add a timer, high scores and a more dynamic goat movement. Meanwhile, download the source code.

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