Learn to create fun-filled, multi-platform games with jQuery using Packt's new Book and eBook

May 2013 | Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce the release of jQuery Game Development Essentials, a concise yet practical guide to creating sprite-based, multi-platform games using the latest web standards and jQuery. The book provides concrete examples and detailed technical explanations about classic game development techniques such as sprite animations, tile-maps, collision detection, and parallax scrolling in a context specific to jQuery.

About the Author: Selim Arsever is a Senior Software Engineer working as a consultant in Switzerland. Over the last 4 years, he has been developing gameQuery (http://gamequeryjs.com), an open source game engine based on jQuery, as well as other JavaScript games and demos. 

jQuery is a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. The purpose of jQuery is to make it much easier to use JavaScript on a website. 

jQuery Game Development Essentials will show readers how to use the environment, language, and framework that they are already familiar with in an entirely new way so that they can create beautiful and addictive games. In addition, there is coverage of advanced topics specific to creating games with the popular JavaScript library, such as integration with social networks alongside multiplayer and mobile support. This book will teach readers how to apply game development techniques in a highly practical context. 

This book covers the following areas:

Chapter 1: jQuery for Games
Chapter 2: Creating Our First Game
Chapter 3: Better, Faster, but not Harder
Chapter 4: Looking Sideways
Chapter 5: Putting Things into Perspective
Chapter 6: Adding Levels to Your Games
Chapter 7: Making a Multiplayer Game
Chapter 8: Let's Get Social
Chapter 9: Making Your Game Mobile
Chapter 10: Making Some Noise 

The book is aimed at readers who have some knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery as well as basic experience with frontend development. Whilst also suitable for those who simply want to start making games with jQuery, it's specifically targeted at web developers who want to experiment with and utilize their existing skills.

jQuery Game Development Essentials
Learn how to make fun and addictive multi-platform games using jQuery

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