HTML5 Game Development For Dummies

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9781118074763: HTML5 Game Development For Dummies

Create games with graphics that pop for the web and mobile devices!

HTML5 is the tool game developers and designers have been eagerly awaiting. It simplifies the job of creating graphically rich, interactive games for the Internet and mobile devices, and this easy-to-use guide simplifies the learning curve. Illustrated in full color, the book takes you step by step through the basics of HTML5 and how to use it to build interactive games with 2D graphics, video, database capability, and plenty of action. Learn to create sports and adventure games, pong games, board games, and more, for both mobile devices and the standard web.

  • Learn to use the new HTML5 technology that makes it easier to create games with lots of action, colorful 2D graphics, and interactivity--for both the web and mobile devices
  • Test and debug your games before deploying them
  • Take advantage of how HTML5 allows for SQL-like data storage, which is especially valuable if you're not well versed in database management
  • Explore creating games suitable for community activity and powerful, profitable games that require large amounts of data

Whether you want to build games as a fun hobby or hope to launch a new career, this full-color guide covers everything you need to know to make the most of HTML5 for game design.

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Learn to:

  • Use HTML5 to build graphically rich, interactive games
  • Prepare your creations to work on mobile devices
  • Create adventure games, word games, space games, and others
  • Apply a basic physics model for more advanced motion

Love games? Turn your imagination loose with the tools and techniques in this book!

Game fanatic Andy Harris has written the book he wishes he'd had when he started creating games for his own enjoyment. Whether you're new to programming or a skilled programmer eager to cash in on today's game bonanza, you'll find just what you need here. Master HTML5 and CSS game tools and build powerful games that also work on mobile devices.

  • Building blocks — learn the essentials of HTML, CSS, and programming with JavaScript
  • Of sprites and such — create sprites (the moving elements of your game), control them, and manage their speed
  • Rev up the engine — discover how to use the simpleGame engine and its library of objects to bring your game to life
  • Sound is super — choose an audio editor and locate or build sound effects to add interest and excitement to your game
  • Games for the road — see how HTML5 facilitates mobile game development and learn to make your game work as an app

Open the book and find:

  • The necessary parts of a game
  • How to build a basic HTML5 page
  • Step-by-step directions for some simple starter games
  • Tips on debugging your code
  • The importance of collisions and how to manage them
  • Why it's wise to plan every detail of your game
  • Mobile-specific tricks for game developers
  • Outlines of ten games you can finish yourself

About the Author:

Andy Harris taught himself programming because it was fun. He's a full-time computer science instructor at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), where his courses include web development and game programming, and he's the bestselling author of HTML, XHTML & CSS All-in-One For Dummies.

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