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jQuery Game Development Essentials

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Learn
  • Create sprite-based, multi-platform games using the latest web standards and jQuery
  • Use powerful techniques directly from the games industry to make your own games harness stunning visual effects without compromising on performance
  • Learn how you can develop real-time multiplayer games and integrate them with social networks
  • Overcome the limitations of mobile browsers allowing you to take full advantage of their various features with minimum hassle
  • Develop a platformer, an arcade game, or even your very own RPG with jQuery at the core
  • Discover how you can easily implement features like parallax scrolling
  • Utilize your existing skills in jQuery in a fun and exciting new context
About

jQuery is a leading multi-browser JavaScript library that developers across the world utilize on a daily basis to help simplify client-side scripting. Using the friendly and powerful jQuery to create games based on DOM manipulations and CSS transforms allows you to target a vast array of browsers and devices without having to worry about individual peculiarities.

"jQuery Game Development Essentials" will teach you how to use the environment, language, and framework that you’re familiar with in an entirely new way so that you can create beautiful and addictive games. With concrete examples and detailed technical explanations you will learn how to apply game development techniques in a highly practical context.

This essential reference explains classic game development techniques like sprite animations, tile-maps, collision detection, and parallax scrolling in a context specific to jQuery. 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. jQuery Game Development Essentials will take you on a journey that will utilize your existing skills as a web developer so that you can create fantastic, addictive games that run right in the browser.

Features
  • Discover how you can create a fantastic RPG, arcade game, or platformer using jQuery!
  • Learn how you can integrate your game with various social networks, creating multiplayer experiences and also ensuring compatibility with mobile devices.
  • Create your very own framework, harnessing the very best design patterns and proven techniques along the way.
  • The updated code files can be found here.
Page Count 244
Course Length 7 hours 19 minutes
ISBN 9781849695060
Date Of Publication 24 Apr 2013

Authors

Selim Arsever

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. He has been giving several talks on the subject and thinks that there is nothing more interesting than using tools beyond what they were initially intended for. You can follow him on twitter at @SelimArsever.