I used Phaser during a web project I did for Ford. I discovered it long time ago doing some web monitoring and I finally played seriously with it recently.
My challenge was to build a mobile HTML5 game. That game needed physic collision detection and to access the phone accelerometer. The goal of the game, based two different levels, is to park a car between other cars without touching them and within a certain time.
In this blog post, I just want to share what I think could be a good way to get familiar with Phaser for your first project.
Phaser is awesome, go on for it!
We can really do lots with it. The power of Phaser reside in his physics. But getting started sounds a bit scary. On my opinion, the best way to start would be to look at every examples on the website. It takes time but do it.
Then, look a existing games on the web. They will give you an idea of how to structure your code, some functions and how to use some classes.
There are a few examples using Phaser 1.x on the web so be careful. Functions are not exactly the same. I obviously recommend to use the last version. The version 1.0.9 doesn’t support some new cool physic collision and rotation system.
Here is a listing of online tutorials www.lessmilk.com/phaser-tutorial
Last source, look at the doc for every extra you possibly need docs.phaser.io
With bower you can install phaser using: bower install phaser
Or with NPM you can install phaser using: npm install phaser
All you need after is to include the CDNSJ in your html.
And start coding!
It was also easier to create tween animations with GreenSock. In my case for the loading screen, menu, the how to play screen and final screen.
Phaser is getting very popular those days. I hope this article will help someone.