Let’s Go on an Adventure!

Abstract:

Join me as we bravely set forth to learn how our everyday web development toolset can power a collaborative, multi-modal video game. This session will be a journey of discovery as we explore using Elixir, OTP, and Phoenix to power an adventure game in which multiple players work together to create an exciting interactive experience.

After a brief overview of our game design goals, we’ll see how common Elixir libraries and paradigms elegantly solve a number of game development challenges—and reveal interesting new opportunities!

We’ll cover leveraging LiveView to power clever small-screen interfaces, see how integrating Phoenix Channels with an off-the-shelf game engine can bring a world to life with ease, and more—with plenty of practical examples and demos along the way.

You’ll walk away excited to embark upon your own Elixir game development adventure!

Key takeaways:

  • This talk will demonstrate how Elixir and the BEAM are intriguing choices for game development and that that Phoenix is a powerful tool beyond the web browser. Attendees will walk away excited about new applications for their existing skillset and empowered to build their own video games.

Audience:

  • Elixir web developers, aspiring game developers, and anyone interested in exploring new software domains.

Level: Intermediate

Tags: Phoenix, OTP, gamedev

Format: Virtual