Phaser 3 + Parcel Template

For people who want to spend time making games instead of configuring build tools.



You’ll need Node.js, npm, and Parcel installed.

It is highly recommended to use Node Version Manager (nvm) to install Node.js and npm.

For Windows users there is Node Version Manager for Windows.

Install Node.js and npm with nvm:

nvm install node

nvm use node

Replace ‘node’ with ‘latest’ for nvm-windows.

Then install Parcel:

npm install -g parcel-bundler

Getting Started

Clone this repository to your local machine:

git clone

This will create a folder named phaser3-parcel-template. You can specify a different folder name like this:

git clone my-folder-name

Go into your new project folder and install dependencies:

cd phaser3-parcel-template # or 'my-folder-name'
npm install

Start development server:

npm run start

To create a production build:

npm run build

Production files will be placed in the dist folder. Then upload those files to a web server. 🎉

Project Structure

    ├── dist
    ├── node_modules
    ├── public
    ├── src
    │   ├── scenes
    │   │   ├── HelloWorldScene.js
    │   ├── index.html
    │   ├── main.js
    ├── package.json

The contents of this template is the basic Phaser3 getting started example.

This template assumes you will want to organize your code into multiple files and use modern JavaScript (or TypeScript).

JavaScript files are intended for the src folder. main.js is the entry point referenced by index.html.

Other than that there is no opinion on how you should structure your project. There is a scenes folder in src where the HelloWorldScene.js lives but you can do whatever you want.

Static Assets

Any static assets like images or audio files should be placed in the public folder. It’ll then be served at http://localhost:8000/images/my-image.png

Example public structure:

    ├── images
    │   ├── my-image.png
    ├── music
    │   ├── ...
    ├── sfx
    │   ├── ...

They can then be loaded by Phaser with this.image.load('my-image', 'images/my-image.png').

Class Properties Support

This template includes class property support out of the box using @babel/plugin-proposal-class-properties.

A .babelrc is included as well as the use of babel-eslint as the parser for ESLint.


This template uses a basic eslint set up for code linting to help you find and fix common problems in your JavaScript code.

It does not aim to be opinionated.

See here for rules to turn on or off.


Check out the phaser3-typescript-parcel-template for a ready-to-use version of this template in TypeScript!

Dev Server Port

You can change the dev server’s port number by modifying the start script in package.json. We use Parcel’s -p option to specify the port number.

The script looks like this:

parcel src/index.html -p 8000

Change 8000 to whatever you want.

Other Notes

parcel-plugin-clean-easy is used to ensure only the latest files are in the dist folder. You can modify this behavior by changing parcelCleanPaths in package.json.

parcel-plugin-static-files is used to copy static files from public into the output directory and serve it. You can add additional paths by modifying staticFiles in package.json.


MIT License


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