Find the theme postmortem
I decided to make something simple, because I didn't know how much code I can write. So instead of an action/arcade game using canvas, I decided to make a plain html based game. So I went with some kind of text only game. The theme was "not found", so idea was that the player must find the theme. This is how it turned out to be a variation of hangman. After adding a few puzzles, I noticed that there should be something more to keep the player engaged, so I added animations on completing puzzle. Each puzzle has own animation and I tried to relate it in some way to the puzzle. It's made mostly with basic CSS transitions, transforms and animations. One more interesting case uses `background-clip: text` which clips the background to be drawn only within text.
This kind of game should work for mobile, so I've submitted for that category as well. The game was not designed as mobile-first though. I just added letter buttons at the end of the jam and hoped it'd work fine. It does work, but it doesn't scale well for smaller screens, so doesn't look very good. Lesson: If you want to target mobile, design as mobile-first, even for such simple projects.
All in all, it was really fun experience, but overhead of 5k is pretty big, so js_of_ocaml doesn't really fit to js13k competition.
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