Sandbox Games: Using WebAssembly and C++ to make a simple game

Ólafur Waage

60 minute session
17:00-18:00, Tuesday, 5th July 2022

WebAssembly is an interesting environment, especially for C++ programmers. With tools like Emscripten becoming better and better and game development libraries starting to add support for WebAssembly it is worth taking a look into this world.

We will go over what WebAssembly is, how a development environment might look like and then make a simple game that will run in the browser using C++. While making the game we will hit a few hurdles that are unique to WebAssembly and see how they can be overcome.

After this talk, you should have a good overview of WebAssembly and it can be used. This talk targets intermediate to advanced C++ programmers and no experience of game development is required.


Ólafur Waage

Ólafur Waage is a Senior Software Developer at TurtleSec. He worked for 7 years in the gaming industry and previously in the Air Traffic Control industry.

His work focuses mainly on programming with C++ and TypeScript. In his spare time he unsurprisingly likes video games and puzzles. Also enjoys non-fiction audio books and it would be a very strange day if it were not filled with music in some way.