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Luke Garrigan
Luke Garrigan

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This time last year I came up with an idea to get more people involved in Hacktoberfest. The idea was simple, let's create a game, about Hacktoberfest.

Hacktoberfest Racer

Name still in the works — someone make a pull request 😁
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 — the person who types out the code the fastest — 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 💪.


Last year was an awesome experience, we had a lot of interest in the game and I was overwhelmed by the brilliant ideas comes up with, you're all way more creative than me.

Getting started

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

Get it running 🏃‍♂️

  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 🚀 in 2 MINUTES!" — 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 (Or you could just DM me on Twitter).

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!

We have exactly ONE month to get as much done as possible, then the repo will be put on hold for a year, unless it's in a releasable state 😀!!

Thank you, if you like my rambling check out my personal blogging site at

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