Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Building JavaScript Games: for Phones, Tablets, and Desktop

Buy

Building JavaScript Games teaches game programming through a series of engaging, arcade-style games that quickly expand your JavaScript and HTML5 skills. JavaScript is in the top ten most-used programming languages world wide, and is the basis for applications that can run in any modern browser, on any device from smart phone to tablet to PC. Especial emphasis is given to touch-based interface, but all games also run using a regular mouse and keyboard setup.

The four games you’ll develop from reading this book are:

  • Painter
  • Jewel Jam
  • Penguin Pairs
  • Tick Tick

These four games are casual, arcade-style games representing the aim-and-shoot, puzzle, maze, and platform styles of game play.

The approach in Building JavaScript Games follows the basic structure of a game rather than the syntax of a language. From almost the very first chapter you are building games to run on your phone or other device and show to your friends. Successive projects teach about handling player input, manipulating game objects, designing game worlds, managing levels, and realism through physics. All told, you’ll develop four well-designed games, making Building JavaScript Games one of the most enjoyable ways there is to learn about programming browser-based games.

The final chapters in the book contain a very nice bonus of sorts. In them you will find excerpts from interviews with two prominent people from the game industry: Mark Overmars, who is CTO of Tingly Games and creator of GameMaker, and Peter Vesterbacka, the CMO of Rovio Entertainment - the creators of the Angry Birds franchise. Their insight and perspective round off what is already a fun and valuable book.

What you’ll learn

  • Create games to run on phones and tablets
  • Manage sprites and other game objects
  • React to player input through touch and button presses
  • Allow game players to progress through different levels
  • Achieve realistic movement through applied physics
  • Prepare your games properly for commercial deployment

Who this book is for

Building JavaScript Games is for technology enthusiasts interested in learning about programming, and especially about game programming on their mobile devices. The book is also ideal for programmers in other languages wanting to make the move to mobile development using the cross-platform environment of JavaScript and HTML5. If you’re interested in browser-based development, especially the development of mobile games, then Building JavaScript Games is the perfect choice.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)
Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Second Edition (Beginning from Novice to Professional)
Linux has come a long way in a short time. Computing itself is still relatively young by any standard; if the era of modern computing started with the invention of the microchip, it’s still less than 50 years old. But Linux is a youngster compared even to this; it has been around for only 16 of those years.

In that brief time span,
...
Digital Photography: Essential Skills, Fourth Edition
Digital Photography: Essential Skills, Fourth Edition

Looking to take your photography to the next level? Need guidance on the basics, from choosing cameras to perfecting capture, managing files, editing images and developing a creative, critical eye?

Packed with quality images to inspire and enthuse, Digital Photography: Essential Skills takes a refreshingly practical,
...

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 on Demand
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 on Demand

Welcome to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 On Demand, a visual quick reference book that shows you how to work efficiently with Lightroom 2. This book provides complete coverage of basic to advanced Lightroom skills.

How This Book Works

You don’t have to read this book in any particular order. We’ve designed
...


How Personal & Internet Security Works (How It Works)
How Personal & Internet Security Works (How It Works)

In 2003, fraud and identity theft cost consumers at least $437 million dollars. In 2004, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission received 247,000 consumer complaints in 2004 (up 15% from 2003), from individuals whose identity was stolen, and according to Reuters.com (2/2005), Americans lost $548 million dollars to identity theft...

Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies
Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies

The bestselling guide to DSLR photography - now updated for the latest technology and tools!

This new edition gets you up to "shutter speed" on the latest camera technologies, including the new consumer-targeted full-frame models and pro-features that are now incorporated in consumer-focused units. Veteran author...

Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants
Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide among diabetologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists in understanding and treating diabetes. The book covers, in a single volume, the science of oxidative stress in diabetes and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy