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Akihabara Level Editor & Sharer (ALES) — Boston Game Jams

Akihabara Level Editor & Sharer (ALES)

by Darius Kazemi on December 16th, 2010

ALES Screenshot

The Akihabara Level Editor & Sharer (ALES, pronounced “Alice”) is an HTML5 level editing and sharing system that runs in modern web browsers (we’ve tested it in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox). ALES is integrated with the Akihabara framework, which is used as the basis for the game you see running alongside the editor.

You can try out the editor, or give some sample levels a shot.

We’re building ALES for a few reasons:

  • to promote the HTML5 Tools Jam (January 8th/9th, 2011)
  • to get people excited about making open-source level editors and tools for HTML5
  • to show what could be done in HTML5 by two people in a just a few hours of spare-time work (2 hours a day for 10 days)

If you’d like to know more about the mindset that led to us creating ALES, you can browse through this short presentation we gave when we debuted the project at the Boston HTML5 Game Development meetup on December 15th:

You can find the source code on GitHub, where of course you are welcome to fork the project or make pull requests.

If you have any bug reports, questions, or feedback, please comment on this page.

Darren Torpey
Darius Kazemi

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