Mozilla Labs Night: Halloween (I mean Gaming) Edition

Julie Choi (joolzvrn)

If you’re at all interested in writing games for the web, and if you’ll be in or near Mountain View this Thursday (October 28), then you — yes, you! — are invited to the Labs Night Gaming event at Mozilla HQ. We’ll have some cool game demos and talks from the following speakers:

  • Scrabb.ly developers Grant Goodale and Jacques Crocker will talk about their massively fun multi-player HTML5 word puzzle that won the popularity prize at Node Knockout.
  • Pixel Lab partner Kevin Moore will be on hand to talk about Agent 8 Ball, a web application that feels like “as smooth and immersive as a natively installed app” – it lets you play a mean game of 8 Ball entirely in HTML 5.
  • Yahoo! Developer Network tech evangelist and Web developer Jonathan LeBlanc will show how you can use open Web tools like the Yahoo! Query Language to build powerful Web apps.
  • Mozilla Labs developer and usability researcher Jono Xia a multitouch / canvas drawing app and an AJAX-based browser RPG he’s been experimenting with, and will explain how to use these techniques in your own game development projects.
  • Studio Sketchpad creator Ari Bader-Natal will be sharing from his experiences teaching a P2PU School of Webcraft class called Programming Visual Media whose goal was to teach students how to program games like Tetris by coding in processing.js

In addition to these exciting talks, we will have plenty of free pizza and refreshments for all who attend. It should be a real good time, and a chance to meet  with other people who are excited about the Web as a gaming platform. For all you baseball fans, we may even broadcast portions of the World Series Game 2 on our giant screens. And those who dress up for Halloween get a special treat :)

So, if you haven’t already done so, sign up to attend Labs night here.

See you on Thursday!