An HTML5-based game with broad compatability and specific appeal

Wonder City: Chapter 1

In beta


Vaquera Films


— 2013

Project overview

WONDER CITY is a companion game to the PBS documentary feature film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. The film encourages young audiences to explore pop cultural history as a means of thinking critically, while the WONDER CITY game aims to change how we visualize power and gender.


  • HTML / CSS / Javascript / JQuery
  • Python
  • Game Engine

Wonder City was a fun project with a purpose. The challenge was to create an immersive storytelling platform that could run well in browser new and old, desktop and mobile.

To accomplish this goal, we used standard HTML DOM (no canvas or WebGL), JQuery and the wonderful Transit animation library, and wonderful PNG art from our design team.

We then build a web-based IDE using CodeMirror, FTP, and a custom YAML and resource processor written in Python.

Projects don't get more fun or more rewarding than this, and we're thrilled with the results.