Phaser API Documentation



The Key Down Event.

This event is dispatched by a Key object when it is pressed.

Listen for this event from the Key object instance directly:

var spaceBar = this.input.keyboard.addKey(Phaser.Input.Keyboard.KeyCodes.SPACE);

spaceBar.on('down', listener)

You can also create a generic 'global' listener. See Keyboard.Events.ANY_KEY_DOWN for details.


name type description
key Phaser.Input.Keyboard.Key

The Key object that was pressed.

event KeyboardEvent

The native DOM Keyboard Event. You can inspect this to learn more about any modifiers, etc.

Since: 3.0.0