Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript

Game Development
Free Course
Learn about games development using HTML5, JavaScript and the Apache Cordova platform.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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Learn about the Visual Studio environment for creating video games with HTML5 and JavaScript by studying the course Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript. You will learn about creating and displaying maps for your video game, and about Apache Cordova platform for building mobile applications. This course also provide insights on creating and assigning controls to your player character.

The course begins by introducing you to the Apache Cordova platform for building mobile applications. You will learn about the Enchant.js an open source game engine and its features. It will teach you the installation process to start your video game project in Visual studio, and also to modify and remove unnecessary code from the default templates visual studio generates for you.

Following that, this course will help you understand the process of creating a 2D array for storing your maps data. You will learn about setting up your game map and loading sprite sheets for putting images into your game, and creating a player character with movement in your game. You will also learn about mapping controls for moving and controlling the player character.

In the end, this course teaches about setting up collision detection for your game. You will understand Enchant.js built-in functions for detecting collisions. You will learn about creating statistic or attributes for your player character and how to display them on screen.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to setup your environment for developing games for windows phone in Microsoft Visual Studio;
  • 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;
  • Describe how to give your playable character statistics and be able to display them.


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