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HTML5 Game Development [Video]

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Learn
  • Create interactive games with gravity and collisions
  • Modularize game components and create easily maintainable code
  • Convert and embed custom fonts into your game and web pages
  • Develop sprite and sprite sheet animations
  • Preload graphic files and optimize your startup performance
  • Control scene transitions such as main menu and game over scenes
  • Understand core concepts that can be applied to developing other rich media and interfaces for your websites
  • Test and optimize your game's performance
About

HTML5 (as a platform) is a collection of technologies, such as JavaScript and CSS3, that allows the delivery of new and exciting multimedia using the native features of new and more capable web browsers. It allows game developers to create fun, exciting, and immersive games, as well as other interactive content that can enhance your web portals.

HTML5 Game Development will teach you all that you need to know to get started with creating your first game in HTML5 so you can start building captivating games from scratch.

This course is packed with step-by-step instructions to help you build modular code, optimize your game for deployment, and easily modify and reuse game logic to extend your game.

With this course, you’ll build two incrementally complex 2D games that run on both desktop and mobile browsers. This course will explain game programming best practices, complete with simplified game logic, physics and collision handling, as well as custom graphics and fonts.

Your first exercise is a simple counting game that lays the foundations for creating clean, customizable, and modular code. We’ll then move on to building a “rush” game with moving backgrounds, basic physics, and dynamic scoreboards.

We’ll cover essentials such as handling mobile touch events, controlling scene transitions, custom fonts and graphics, optimizing your game's load time, a loading progress bar, collision detection, keeping score, and creating a deployable game.

HTML5 Game Development will be your guide as you create two complete games that are compatible with multiple desktop and mobile web browsers.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

The examples in this video course are built using a simple canvas with modularized JavaScript game logic. You'll use basic object-oriented programming concepts to create game components and test your game using a simulator - optimizing it for real-world situations before deployment.

Features
  • Create two simple yet elegant games in HTML5
  • Build games that run on both desktops and mobile browsers
  • Presented in a modular approach, with elegant code and illustrated concepts to help you learn quickly
  • Updated the code to work for CreateJS version 0.7.1 at - https://github.com/makzan/HTML5-Games-Examples/commit/4ed86ae488d35768f587e15ab88d54c4f8ea1135#diff-e66009a6bf882230db314efc477d7c3d
Course Length 1 hour 58 minutes
ISBN9781849695886
Date Of Publication 31 Dec 2013

Authors

Makzan

Makzan focuses on the fields of web development and game design. He has over 14 years of experience in building digital products. He has worked on real-time multiplayer interaction games, iOS applications, and rich interactive websites.

He has written three books, on building a Flash virtual world, and creating games with HTML5 and the latest web standards and developed a video course as well. He currently teaches courses in Hong Kong and Macao SAR. He writes tutorials and shares his know-how on makzan.net.