Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript

Author: Rex van der Spuy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 732

View: 553

Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript teaches you everything you need to know about how to make video games. If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written in a fun and friendly style with open-ended projects that encourage you to build your own original games. Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript starts by showing you how you can use basic programing to create logic games, adventure games, and create interactive game graphics. Design a game character, learn to control it with the keyboard, mouse, or touch screen interface, and then learn how to use collision detection to build an interactive game world. You’ll learn to make maze games, platform jumping games, and fast paced action games that cover all the popular genres of 2D gaming. Create intelligent enemies, use realistic physics, sound effects and music, and learn how to animate game characters. Whether you're creating games for the web or mobile devices, everything you need to get started on a career as a game designer is right here. Focused and friendly introduction to making games with HTML5. Essential programming and graphic design techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters. Detailed case studies demonstrating techniques that can be used for making games in a wide variety of genres.

Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript

Author: Rex van der Spuy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 552

How do you make a video game? Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a down to earth education in how to make video games from scratch, using the powerful HTML5 and JavaScript technologies. This book is a point-by-point round up of all the essential techniques that every game designer needs to know. You'll discover how to create and render game graphics, add interactivity, sound, and animation. You’ll learn how to build your own custom game engine with reusable components so that you can quickly develop games with maximum impact and minimum code. You’ll also learn the secrets of vector math and advanced collision detection techniques, all of which are covered in a friendly and non-technical manner. You'll find detailed working examples, with hundreds of illustrations and thousands of lines of source code that you can freely adapt for your own projects. All the math and programming techniques are elaborately explained and examples are open-ended to encourage you to think of original ways to use these techniques in your own games. You can use what you learn in this book to make games for desktops, mobile phones, tablets or the Web. Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript is a great next step for experienced programmers or ambitious beginners who already have some JavaScript experience, and want to jump head first into the world of video game development. It’s also great follow-up book for readers of Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript (by the same author) who want to add depth and precision to their skills. The game examples in this book use pure JavaScript, so you can code as close to the metal as possible without having to be dependent on any limiting frameworks or game engines. No libraries, no dependencies, no third-party plugins: just you, your computer, and the code. If you’re looking for a book to take your game design skills into the stratosphere and beyond, this is it!

Learn Pixi.js

Author: Rex van der Spuy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 210

View: 908

Create and display interactive graphics, build scenes and animated transitions, make cross-platform, responsive games and applications for multiple screen resolutions, and use Pixi.js’s spectacular WebGL rendering effects. Learn how to create applications for desktop and touch-screen devices, and how to use the best open-source plugins to extend Pixi.js’s capabilities in a myriad of exciting ways. If you've ever wondered what you need to know to start making games, or what technology you need to build high-performance mobile apps, this book will show you the way. Learn Pixi.js is your one-stop shop for everything you need to know to quickly start making spectacular cross-platform interactive games and animations. Take a step-by-step tour of Pixi.js's features by building fun game projects. Learn how to use Pixi.js to make richly interactive graphics and all kind of cross-platform applications. Learn Pixi.js is a fun and practical brief introduction to using the powerful Pixi.js graphics-rendering engine for making websites, games and mobile apps.

Foundation HTML5 Canvas

For Games and Entertainment

Author: Rob Hawkes

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 526

Foundation HTML5 Canvas: For Games and Entertainment teaches you how to make exciting interactive games and applications using HTML5 canvas. Canvas lets you produce graphics, animations, and applications using the HTML5 and JavaScript web standards. It allows you to draw directly within the browser without the need for third-party plugins like Adobe Flash, and so canvas works perfectly across desktop and mobile devices, like the iPhone and Android. Foundation HTML5 Canvas begins by introducing you to HTML5 and the cool new features that it opens up for you. You are then offered a quick guide to JavaScript programming to get you up to speed. Next up you'll receive a thorough introduction to the canvas element, which teaches you how to draw objects within the browser with great ease. Once the basics are covered you’ll move on to the more advanced features of canvas, including image and video manipulation. You’ll also learn how to create realistic animations with the help of some basic physics. Foundation HTML5 Canvas then teaches you how to create two thrilling space-based games using all the skills you’ve learned so far. You'll find plenty of code examples and illustrations designed to help you understand even the most complex of topics. HTML5 is already here for you, and this book will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the show. For more information, source code, and the latest blog posts from author Rob Hawkes, visit http://rawkes.com/foundationcanvas. What you’ll learn The exciting new features that HTML5 brings and how to use them The basics of programming in JavaScript and capturing user input What the canvas drawing element is all about and why you’d want to use it How to utilize both basic and advanced features of canvas How to create realistic animations using canvas and a splash of physics How to make interactive games using canvas, JavaScript, and other HTML5 goodies Who this book is for The book has been written in a friendly way that makes it approachable to beginners and experts alike. It is predominantly for Web designers who are new to HTML5 and JavaScript, and covers the absolute basics of creating interactive games and applications using the HTML5 canvas element. Experienced Web designers and programmers will also learn about all the features of canvas and how they can be used within their own projects. Flash and Silverlight developers wanting to broaden their reach across the Web and mobile devices will also benefit from the information in this book. Table of Contents Introducing HTML5 Foundation JavaScript Learning the Basics of Canvas Pushing Canvas Further Manipulating Images and Video Making Things Move Implementing Advanced Animation Creating the Space Bowling Game Creating the Asteroid Avoidance Game Taking Things Further and the Future of Canvas

The Advanced Game Developer's Toolkit

Create Amazing Web-based Games with JavaScript and HTML5

Author: Rex van der Spuy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 185

View: 318

Master the most important skills and techniques you need to know for professional HTML5 and JavaScript 2D game development. This book delves into many of the great classic techniques of video game design. You’ll discover how to develop games and game levels using Tiled Editor, how to implement tile-based collision, how to design advanced pathfinding and enemy AI systems, the fundamentals of broad-phase collision, and how to make isometric games. All the techniques and supporting code are explained in an easy-to-understand manner and written in a general way so that they can be applied to any game engine or technology that you’re comfortable using. You'll find detailed working examples, with dozens of illustrations and many concepts you can freely apply to your own projects. All the math and programming techniques are elaborately explained and examples are open-ended to encourage you to think of original ways to use these techniques in your own games. You can use what you learn in this book as the basis for making games for desktops, mobile phones, tablets, or the Web. The Advanced Game Developer's Toolkit is a great next step if you already have some JavaScript game-making- experience, or a great continuation if you've already read Advanced Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript by the same author. What You'll Learn Work with advanced tile-based design techniques for puzzle, platform and maze games Use Tiled Editor to build game worlds Build path-finding and AI systems using Line of Sight and A* (A-Star) Make isometric games Manage complexity to build games of any size that scale seamlessly Who This Book Is For Video game developers with some experience who want to learn the essential techniques they need to know to take their skills to the next level and for readers who want to understand and fine-tune every line of code they write, without resorting to quick fixes.

Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS

An Introduction On HTML5 Game Development

Author: Jesse Freeman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 140

View: 886

Create a real 2D game from start to finish with ImpactJS, the JavaScript game framework that works with the HTML5's Canvas element. Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and—most critically—a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use Impact with other technologies step-by-step. You’ll pick up important tips about game design, and discover how to publish Impact games to the Web, desktop, and mobile—including a method to package your game as a native iOS app. Packed with screen shots and sample code, this book is ideal for game developers of all levels. Set up your development environment and discover Impact’s advantages Build a complete game with core logic, collision detection, and player and monster behavior Learn why a game design document is critical before you start building Display and animate game artwork with sprite sheets Add sound effects, background music, and text Create screens to display stats and in-game status Prepare to publish by baking your game files into a single file

Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations

with HTML5 Canvas

Author: Adrian Dobre

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 508

View: 686

Have you ever wanted to include believable physical behaviors in your games and projects to give them that extra edge? Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations teaches you how to incorporate real physics, such as gravity, friction, and buoyancy, into your HTML5 games, animations, and simulations. It also includes more advanced topics, such as particle systems, which are essential for creating effects such as sparks or smoke. The book also addresses the key issue of balancing accuracy and simplicity in your games and simulations, and the final chapters provide you with the information and the code to make the right choice for your project. Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations assumes you have a basic knowledge of JavaScript and HTML5. However, no previous knowledge of physics is required—only some very basic math skills. The authors present everything from basic principles to advanced concepts in an approachable way, so you’ll be able to follow the logic and easily adapt the principles to your own applications. The book is packed full of practical examples of how you can apply physics to your own games and applications. Spring behaviors can be used for anything from tweaking lowrider suspension to creating cloth simulation; flotation mechanics enable the simulation of submersibles or dirigibles; you can even create your own solar system with accurate orbits and gravity. It doesn’t matter if you’re modeling the Lorentz force in an electromagnetic field or you’re modeling the lift force in a flight simulator, Physics for JavaScript Games, Animation, and Simulations enables you to fill your games and applications with accurate and realistic effects.

HTML5 Game Development Insights

Author: Colt McAnlis

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 476

View: 371

HTML5 Game Development Insights is a from-the-trenches collection of tips, tricks, hacks, and advice straight from professional HTML5 game developers. The 24 chapters here include unique, cutting edge, and essential techniques for creating and optimizing modern HTML5 games. You will learn things such as using the Gamepad API, real-time networking, getting 60fps full screen HTML5 games on mobile, using languages such as Dart and TypeScript, and tips for streamlining and automating your workflow. Game development is a complex topic, but you don't need to reinvent the wheel. HTML5 Game Development Insights will teach you how the pros do it. The book is comprised of six main sections: Performance; Game Media: Sound and Rendering; Networking, Load Times, and Assets; Mobile Techniques and Advice; Cross-Language JavaScript; Tools and Useful Libraries. Within each of these sections, you will find tips that will help you work faster and more efficiently and achieve better results. Presented as a series of short chapters from various professionals in the HTML5 gaming industry, all of the source code for each article is included and can be used by advanced programmers immediately.

Building a 2D Game Physics Engine

Using HTML5 and JavaScript

Author: Michael Tanaya

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 116

View: 800

Build your very own 2D physics-based game engine simulation system for rigid body dynamics. Beginning from scratch, in this book you will cover the implementation technologies, HTML5 and JavaScript; assemble a simple and yet complete fundamental mathematics support library; define basic rigid body behaviors; detect and resolve rigid body collisions; and simulate collision responses after the collisions. In this way, by the end of Building a 2D Game Physics Engine, you will have an in‐depth understanding of the specific concepts and events, implementation details, and actual source code of a physics game engine that is suitable for building 2D games or templates for any 2D games you can create and can be played across the Internet via popular web‐browsers. What You'll Learn Gain an understanding of 2D game engine physics and how to utilize it in your own games Describe the basic behaviors of rigid bodies Detect collisions between rigid bodies Resolve interpretations after rigid body collisions Model and implement rigid body impulse responses Who This Book Is For Game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone who is interested in building their own 2D physics game engines but is unsure of how to begin.

HTML5 Games Most Wanted

Build the Best HTML5 Games

Author: Egor Kuryanovich

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 556

HTML5 Games Most Wanted gathers the top HTML5 games developers and reveals the passion they all share for creating and coding great games. You'll learn programming tips, tricks, and optimization techniques alongside real-world code examples that you can use in your own projects. You won't just make games—you'll make great games. The book is packed full of JavaScript, HTML5, WebGL, and CSS3 code, showing you how these fantastic games were built and passing on the skills you'll need to create your own great games. Whether you're a coding expert looking for secrets to push your games further, or a beginner looking for inspiration and a solid game to build on and experiment with, HTML5 Games Most Wanted is for you. Topics and games covered include building complexity from simplicity in A to B, how to create, save, and load game levels in Marble Run, creating fast 3D action games like Cycleblob, entity interpolation from Snowball Fight, trait-based gaming in Grave Danger, the advanced use of WebGL from the game Bar Fight, tips on combining the entangled web of HTML5 technologies brilliantly shown in Far7, the holy grail of making a unique game like Z-Type, and how to build split-screen games as in the addictive Robots Are People Too. What you’ll learn How to create fantastic games using HTML5 How to add 3D to your games with WebGL How to create multiplayer games How to build a level designer for your game Who this book is for Game developers creating amazing games that will work across multiple devices using the HTML5 suite of technologies. Table of Contents The State of Open Web Games Complexity from Simplicity How to Make Multi-Platform HTML5 Games from Scratch Creating, Saving, and Loading Tracks 3D CSS Particle Systems Beginning WebGL CycleBlob: A WebGL Lightcycle Game A Real-Time Multiplayer Game Using WebSockets Hard-Pressed for a Choice of Technology