We’re really pleased to announce that Phaser version 1.1 was just released and pushed to the master branch of our github repo. We’ve worked extremely hard on this release to make Phaser the most stable and powerful 2D HTML5 game framework we can.
Here are some of the headline new features:
API Docs are live!
We know these were a long time coming, but we’ve finally documented nearly every part of the framework with jsdoc3 and published the resulting docs as well. So you can at least now look at the docs first before having to dig through the source code to figure things out. We’ve still got more work to do in this area, but it’s a great start.
We’ve got a brand new Example Test Suite, with a great design, two display modes (full stack or side-by-side) and over 150 different examples for you to work through. We’ve tried to cover all of the core features of Phaser, there are even little mini games included (some in more complete states than others) and lots of demos.
What’s more, we’re looking for new Examples to add to our collection and we’ve got prizes for the best submission each month 🙂
Enhanced Arcade Physics
The Arcade Physics system that ships with Phaser has been almost completely rewritten. It’s now considerably more robust than before, the Sprite update loop has been heavily optimised and refined, and collision is now a lot more stable. Gone are the ‘jitters’ and potential wall-sticking of the previous release!
The way in which the game world operates has changed significantly. The World is now an infinite plain extending in all directions as far as you need, with 0,0 being the centre of the world. The Camera now roams within this endless world, which you can resize dynamically. This gives you some powerful new features – for example you can now rotate the world around its axis, for truly different sorts of games. You can extend it vertically for a scrolling shoot-em-up or in all directions for an 8-way scroller. It’s a whole lot more powerful and we made a new example game Tanks to show it off.
Bug Fixes galore!
We’ve tightened up, updated and fixed literally hundreds of bugs across all parts of the framework. Virtually every reported issue on github has been resolved and cleared down, as well as numerous things we found ourselves and had reported on the forum.
Thank you to everyone who helped out with this release. To Alvin for his tireless work sorting out the Examples and helping me every week, to all the great people in the forum who keep showing me amazing stuff they’re making, and to those reporting issues, helping with fixes.
Please grab version 1.1 from the github repo and as always we look forward to your feedback!
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