JavaScript Hangman Game


I’ve been taking a lot of courses on Treehouse and absorbing so much information that I decided to just take a break and start putting some of that learning into action. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in completing courses and collecting badges that you can forget that it’s not about how much you earn, it’s about how much you learn (and subsequently what you produce). I decided  to come up with five personal projects for myself that use some of the things that I’ve learned. This will help me retain the information from the lessons. I have completed my first project and I’m happy with it.

I’m doing a series of four to five games. Each game will use different learned skills or increase in complexity. My first game is Hangman. For this project I wanted to work with modular javaScript and Git. I have my next game planned for which I plan to add advanced CSS animations to the list. The objective is to guess the source of the quotes which I’m pulling from a Mashape API. I didn’t preprocess the files or use any build systems on this project because I want to keep it simple and actually get something done.  Initially I was focusing too much on the tools and spending too much time at the drawing board so restricting my tools to what I’m trying to learn helped get the ball rolling.

Ultimately I hope to eventually create my own original game. These are exciting times for me. If you’ve visited my site before you may have noticed that I’m a gamer, so finally taking steps towards making my own games is very cool.


You can play it here:

The code is on GitHub:

You can also find me on Treehouse:



Go on, let me have it!