shortbow 0.2.0

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shortbow 🏹 #

This library is incomplete and a work in-progress.

A lightweight 2D game utility library built for usability.

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It is inspired by the following projects:

Technical Overview #

Libraries #

Shortbow is a collection of libraries to facilitate the creation of your next awesome 2D web-based game, written in Dart, a modern object-oriented programming language. Some of the elements of this library are more specific to writing a simple game engine, and others are more related to game mechanics or common patterns needed.


Common useful methods when using this library (and used by this library).


Drawing libraries and classes that abstract away platform-specific APIs.


Math functions and value-type primitives useful in games.


Different mechanics-related APIs, such as dice, decks of cards, and more.

v0.2.0 #

  • Renamed the geometry.dart library to math.dart.
  • Added common.dart with hash functions and assertionsEnabled.

v0.1.0 #

  • Renamed Point -> Vector.
  • Renamed the painting.dart library to drawing.dart.
  • Added Input, InputController, Button, ButtonController.
  • Some other small fixes or improvements that aren't significant.

v0.0.1 #

  • Initial release with Point, Rectangle, Color, and DiceRoller.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  shortbow: ^0.2.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:shortbow/common.dart';
import 'package:shortbow/math.dart';
import 'package:shortbow/mechanics.dart';
import 'package:shortbow/painting.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Apr 8, 2020, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.7.1
  • pana: 0.13.6

Maintenance suggestions

Package is getting outdated. (-59.45 points)

The package was last published 83 weeks ago.

The package description is too short. (-20 points)

Add more detail to the description field of pubspec.yaml. Use 60 to 180 characters to describe the package, what it does, and its target use case.

Maintain an example. (-10 points)

Create a short demo in the example/ directory to show how to use this package.

Common filename patterns include main.dart, example.dart, and shortbow.dart. Packages with multiple examples should provide example/

For more information see the pub package layout conventions.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0-dev.67.0 <3.0.0
meta ^1.1.5 1.1.8
Dev dependencies
build_runner ^0.9.1
build_test ^0.10.3
build_web_compilers ^0.4.0+4
test ^1.2.0