Thijs Lowette @ Start It @ KBC

Computer Scientist. Into making stuff and making it happen. Student. Busy w/

Mobile-friendly web developer. Available for freelance work or cool projects.


11/25 - #Phaser is an awesome #HTML5GameFramework. Created #PlayForParis in just a few hours. -- -- thanks @photonstorm! (@thijsl_)

11/15 - Here's how you deploy @meteorjs on @Azure with Meteor Up. Hope someone can use it! :) | #meteor #azure #ty @arunoda (@thijsl_)

Phaser HTML5 Game Framework and #PlayForParis

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 16:10 by , posted in framework, projects

Lately, I’ve been researching WebGL and three.js. Although those two technologies aren’t wicked sick difficult to use, they can still be quite intimidating to learn. To learn more about graphical rendering and game development in a HTML5 context, I’ve been trying out engine/rendering libraries every now and then.


Yesterday, I’ve stumbled upon a cool, noob-friendly HTML5 game framework. It’s called Phaser and it’s great for creating (simple) 2D games.



How to deploy Meteor on Azure with Meteor Up (MUP)

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 16:06 by , posted in guide, projects

I’ve been falling in love with Meteor and React lately; here is a good tutorial if you haven’t used it before!

In one of the latest projects I’m involved with,, I had to use Microsoft¬†Azure as the cloud environment to host Meteor on. Since I’m a beginner with Azure (and Meteor) I did what every self respecting developer does: I started googling “Meteor on Azure” as a mad man. However, I didn’t get that many useful hits. Eventually, I figured out how to host Meteor on Azure with Meteor UP (a command line tool), so yay for the internet and myself. To help other people out, I wrote the following guide to make Meteor work on Azure. What I did is not the only way, nor will I claim that it is the best way, but it worked for me.

Okay, enough BS and let’s get to business!

1. Install Meteor Up

I’m going to assume that you have installed Meteor and you have Node.js¬†running on your computer.
Firstly, we want to install Meteor Up (mup) locally.
To do this, open your command prompt and typ:

npm install -g mup

Did that work? Great! Okay, let’s leave mup for now and get back on it later.


Work in progress

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 18:50 by , posted in projects

This website is long but finished. Sorry!