Develop exciting browser-based games using GameMaker with Packt's new book and eBook

May 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of HTML5 Game Development with GameMaker, a comprehensive and practical guide that will help readers to master the GameMaker language and teach them how to build browser-based games and social networking games on the go, including games for Facebook. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and selected library formats.

About the Author:

Jason Lee Elliott is a digital media expert with a passion for game design. He started his career as an all-purpose Artist at Konami, working his way up to the position of Lead Artist on the game Spawn for the Game Boy Color. Since 2005, Jason has been a teacher at the Art Institute of Vancouver, and he is currently a senior faculty member in the Game Art and Design program.

HTML5 has revolutionized the web browser as a legitimate gaming platform with unlimited potential. Making games for the web browser has never been simpler, especially with GameMaker Studio. Developers have full control over asset management and the built-in systems for physics, particles, and path finding. In addition, GameMaker Studio offers a rich scripting language and extensions for developers, giving users the chance to create games and monetize them quickly and easily.

This book utilizes GameMaker’s powerful scripting language, allowing the reader to create games in no time. With this guide, readers will develop a thorough skill set and a coherent understanding of the tools required to develop games of increasing complexity, gradually enhancing their coding abilities and taking them to a whole new level.

This book will guide the reader on how to use advanced features easily and effectively, and by the end of this book, the reader will have an in-depth knowledge of developing and publishing online browser-based games with GameMaker.

Packt Publishing has also released and is due to publish the following HTML5 books:

HTML5 Game Development with ImpactJS
HTML5 Games Development by Example: Beginner’s Guide
HTML5 Canvas Cookbook

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt now pays a royalty on relevant books directly to open source projects.


HTML5 Game Development with GameMaker
Experience a captivating journey that will take you from creating a full-on shoot 'em up to your first social web browser game

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