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Wide Open Games

Let's roll some pure Javascript!
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A membership site. A blog. And a games portal.

Wide Open Games was a lot of things, and it was all running on simple Javascript. Even most of the games themselves - complicated as some of them are - are built in JS so they can run smoothly in the browser.

Under the hood, the site was built using Hugo as a static site generator and used aMember to handle memberships. A little trickery to keep certain sections of the site free to the public and certain sections behind the paywall was all that was needed for the paywall to function successfully.

Production-wise, it was a lot to run solo, but I’m incredibly proud of the results. And very much glad to be doing other work as part of larger teams again :-)

Hi, I’m Sam. It's nice to meet you.

I’m a front-end developer focused on using my tech skills to serve the world.

I have over 10 years experience creating award-winning web apps and games. From my early years in classroom games to the past few years running a consultancy, I love using my creativity to make tech that drives real change for real people. Let's do good work together.

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