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What's the proper way to destroy a Phaser 3 game instance?


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I'm new to Phaser, so please forgive that I also posted to the Google Group on this subject.  I'm not yet sure where it's best to ask this kind of question.

I am developing a SPA with Angular2 and so am playing with Phaser 3 as it's modularity seems to enable it to be used with Angular2.

I need to be able to load a game, then close it, then load a new game in it's place.

What is the proper way to "destroy" a Phaser 3 game please?  I note that there is a destroy method in src/scene/System.js as per the attached image.  I notice the "TO DO" so it may be that this is just not implemented yet?

Any thoughts or feedback would be very welcome.

Thanks so much!




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Hi.  I am working in Angular4.  I have the following testing code, which I have adapted to include the destroy call.


<div id="phaser-example"></div>
<button (click)="MoveCarrot()">Move Carrot</button>


import { Component } from '@angular/core';

import Phaser from 'phaser';

  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  phaserGame: Phaser.Game;
  carrot: any;
  config = {
    type: Phaser.CANVAS,
    parent: 'phaser-example',
    scene: {
        preload: function(){
          this.load.image('carrot', 'assets/carrot.png');
        create: function(){
          this.carrot = this.add.sprite(400, 300, 'carrot');

          this.input.on('pointerdown', function () {
              console.log("pointer clicked");
          }, this);


  constructor() { 
    this.phaserGame = new Phaser.Game(this.config);

  MoveCarrot() : void{
    this.phaserGame.scene.scenes[0].carrot.x += 10;


From the example at http://labs.phaser.io/view.html?src=src\game config\game destroy.js I would expect the game to be destroyed on mouse click.  I see the "pointer clicked" console log, but the game isn't destroyed and there is no error message.

Am I missing something please?

Thank you so much :)


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