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BGA Studio
(for web developers)

• You are a web developer fluent in server side (PHP, SQL) and client side (HTML, Javascript) languages

So this presentation looks easy and fun to you.

• You want full access to the BGA development stack to develop complex games (but we still advise you to start with something simple for your first game!)

Check the documentation and tutorials to get started!

BGA Sandbox
(for everyone)

• You want to set your game material on a virtual table with an easy to use "Powerpoint for Board Games" tool, and play with it immediately

Start the Sandbox and build your interface now!

• You have some development experience allowing you to use a simple scripting language to implement the rules

Check the documentation for scripting the rules!

What is BGA Studio?


Getting started

4 slideshare presentations to get ready to use BGA Studio in 30 minutes:

Reference Documentation

This page comes from BGA wiki, and has been written by BGA players community. Feel free to edit it!

What is Board Game Arena Studio?

Board Game Arena Studio is a platform to build online board game adaptations using the Board Game Arena platform.

It is open to any gamer with software development skills :)

BGA Studio website: http://en.studio.boardgamearena.com

Original announcement on BGA forum: http://forum.boardgamearena.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1973

Discover BGA Studio in 5 presentations

Why, how, what... to start discovering BGA Studio, we prepared 5 "powerpoint" presentations for you:

How to join the BGA developer team?

Please see this page: How to join BGA developer team?

Great, I'm in! ... How should I start?

If you didn't already, check the presentations at the top of this page to get the basics.

Then, you should checkout the First steps with BGA Studio to make sure that runs fine.

After that, we strongly advise you to take one of these game creation tutorials:

Then start editing files and see what happens! ;)

Once you done with tutorials, you can start a real game (or join existing project)

If you have any questions, please check out the Studio FAQ first, then if you didn't find the answer you were looking for, please post your question on the development forum.

BGA Studio documentation

BGA Studio Framework reference

This part of the documentation focuses on the development framework itself: functions and methods available to build your game.

File structure of a BGA game

Game logic (Server side)

Game interface (Client side)

Other components

BGA Studio game components reference

Game components are useful tools you can use in your game adaptations.

  • Deck: a PHP component to manage cards (deck, hands, picking cards, moving cards, shuffle deck, ...).
  • Counter: a JS component to manage a counter that can increase/decrease (ex: player's score).
  • Scrollmap: a JS component to manage a scrollable game area (useful when the game area can be infinite. Examples: Saboteur or Takenoko games).
  • Stock: a JS component to manage and display a set of game elements displayed at a position.
  • Zone: a JS component to manage a zone of the board where several game elements can come and leave, but should be well displayed together (See for example: token's places at Can't Stop).

Undocumented component (if somebody knows please help with docs)

  • Draggable: a JS component to manage drag'n'drop actions.
  • ExpandableSection: a JS component to manage a rectangular block of HTML than can be displayed/hidden.
  • Wrapper: a JS component to wrap a <div> element around its child, even if these elements are absolute positioned.

BGA Studio user guide

This part of the documentation is a user guide for the BGA Studio online development environment.

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license list

Hi,

Is there any place where people can check status on license negocatiation for games ?

I saw anybody planning to code a game can ask you about license for specific games, but I was thinking it could be cool to have something like a big sortable table with columns like games, developer, licence status (could be "license obtained", "negociation ongoing" or "license refused"), is the game on BGA, people currently developing it.

Maybe you already have this kind of table privatly and considered it as confidential, then it close the subject.
Else I think it could avoid you a lot of mail from people asking about license.
And in case you want to start to develop a game:
* you can easily see if someone is already on it, then pm it to propose your help
* if you don't see the game in the list, you can check license status from other game from that publisher, if there is a lot of deny or accept, I guess there is high chance the answer for your game will be the same
03/25/2019 2 comments

coop games

Hi,

I would like to know if it is possible to have on BGA full coop games (where all people are trying to win together vs game mechanic) ?

I only checked the few presentation slides from the dev page, and from what I saw I think coding the game itself should be possible.
However I think all games currently have an ELO & ranking system. And I don't know how you could implement this kind of stuff for a coop game as you can't compare to other people in your game.
Some games give you a score that you could use, but not all. You could also try to use something depending on winrate and number of game played.
Or would it be possible to just ignore ranking for those games ?
03/25/2019 1 comment


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