I recently built Mahjong Party, an online multiplayer Singaporean mahjong game.
Here's a screenshot of a game in progress:
If you're interested, you can head over to https://mahjong.party/ and give the tutorial a try, or jump into a game immediately with some bots!
The rest of this post will just be some thoughts I had while working on this project.
This wasn't my first attempt at building a multiplayer game online, I previously tried creating a bughouse xiangqi game, but gave up after running into challenges around UI design and backend state management.
Rather than websockets, Mahjong Party uses a combination of server-sent events and standard HTTP requests for client-server communication.
I went with React for the frontend because I'm not familiar with frontend development at all and wanted to stick to a relatively boring technology.
Regarding online Singaporean mahjong, I realised I was late to the party—this came out during the circuit breaker and seems to have been pretty well received:
Once again, do check out Mahjong Party and invite your friends to play too if you are interested! I'd really appreciate it. Here's the link again:
It's not finished yet, but definitely in a playable state and I thought that it would be good to get some user testing in before I continue development. You can reach out to me directly or leave feedback on the GitHub repository: