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Luke Garrigan
Luke Garrigan

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I've come up with a brilliant idea to get more people involved in Hacktoberfest. Let's be honest, we all want to contribute somehow to an opensource project but finding a project that actually excites โ€” or we give a shit about โ€” is a rare thing.


Let's make a multiplayer game about and for Hacktoberfest. The game will be themed around Hacktoberfest with the aim of getting even more people excited in the event and hopefully to have fun doing it.

Hacktoberfest Racer

Name still in the works โ€” someone make a pull request ๐Ÿ˜
The idea is that racers compete in an event where they are tasked to type out some code as fast as they can. The winner โ€” the person who types out the code the fastest โ€” will be the one who makes the merge to master and receives the sought after Hacktoberfest badge. The bigger the number of Hacktoberfest badges a racer has, the bigger the flex ๐Ÿ’ช.

Firstly head over to the repo hacktober-racer and giving it a star โญ to hopefully spread the word even further.

Get it running ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  1. npm install in the root directory
  2. npm start to get it running!
  3. Navigate to localhost:4000

The game so far is a cut from an old repo I made a blog about to quickly develop multiplayer games in the browser "Code a BRILLIANT multiplayer game ๐Ÿš€ in 2 MINUTES!" โ€” reading this may help you in understanding what's going on under the covers!

Make a pull request!

All features that are going to be added will be placed in the issues section of the repo. Go ahead and find an issue you want to work on and get stuck in!

Open to suggestions!

Feel free to raise issues for features you think would be awesome in the game. Also don't hesitate to ask me questions on the repo in the issues section, if you'd like any advice on a PR or a ticket I am happy to help.

People are already making pull requests prior to releasing this blog which is amazing! Get involved people, be apart of this will-be brilliant game!

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Stephanie Handsteiner

A kind of typeracer where you need your programming knowledge, I like it, drop the โ€œtoberโ€œ part and you've got a new mini game that can be played all year round.

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Luke Garrigan

Hack racer, ooh that has more of a ring to it! ๐Ÿ˜„