HTML5 Game Development - Online course | Alison

Diploma in HTML5 Game Development - Revised

Learn how to develop professional games using HTML5, JavaScript, and the Apache Cordova platform with this free course.

Game Development
Free Course
This free course in online HTML5 game development will teach you the do's and don'ts of computer game development. By the end of this course, you will know how to create video games for mobile platforms and web browsers, how to create a map and player characters for your games, how to add interactions and a battle system to your games, and how to conduct proper planning and documentation practices for games development.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9





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The course starts by introducing you to the Apache Cordova platform for mobile application development. You will learn to create background maps, characters with controls, and an inventory system for the player character. The course will then teach you to create a non-player character. You will also learn to create a shop menu for the player character to buy items. The course will then show you how to use the Enchants screen stack to create battle systems for your character to fight enemy NPCs.

The course will then discuss proper planning for game development. You will look into the important issues to be addressed during planning as well as the main documentation that game developers use during their projects. The course will also teach you how to add magic to your game's battle system, set up a menu system, end game screen, and add sound effects. You will then learn how to build an Azure website, create a server to host a multiplayer feature for your game, and connect the player to the server.

The modern games industry is full of overly complex or simple games that don't function well or lack an engaging storyline. The reason for this is simple: games developers that lack proper training. This course is designed to make sure the game that you produce is high quality and effective. This will give you a real edge over your competition. So why wait? Check out the course today, and gain some really useful and exciting skills in just a few hours.

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Introduction to Games Development

Creating the Map and Player Character

Adding Collisions and Status Screen

Adding an Inventory System

Interacting with Non-Player Characters NPCs

Working with a Battle System

Diploma in HTML5 Game Development - First Assessment

Introduction to Lessons and Development Planning

Lessons Learned and Proper Documentation

Rounding out Gameplay

Multiplayer Proof of Concept

Diploma in HTML5 Game Development - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to create and setup a map for your game.
  • Describe how to load sprites and other images into your game.
  • Describe how to add a playable character to your game.
  • Describe how to set collision in your game.
  • Recognize the process of creating an inventory system in a video game.
  • Identify how to debug using the developer tools in web browsers.
  • Recognize the process of creating basic NPC interaction in a video game.
  • Discuss the process of creating a shop in a video game.
  • Describe how enchant scene stack works.
  • Recognise the process of setting up a battle system in a video game.
  • Identify how attacks are triggered in a video game battle system.
  • Explain ideas for extending your video game.


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