How I visually represent a level's layout through text (think ASCII art or Nethack) and use the Phaser JS game engine to render it to a canvas.


If you are familiar with roguelikes (turn-based dungeon crawlers) such as Nethack, then you are no doubt familiar with the idea of a game's elements being displayed entirely as ASCII characters.

Here I will explain how I use a similar approach to create the layout of rooms in a game I am working on and how I use Phaser (JS game engine) to render the rooms based on my layouts.

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