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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.
Module 1: Introduction to Games Development
Installing Cordova, Creating Visual Studio Projects, and Importing Enchant
Modifying the Default Template
Module 2: Creating the Map and Player Character
Setting up a Map
Preloading the Sprite and Setting Stage
Creating the Player
Controlling and Moving the Player
Module 3: Adding Collisions and Status Screen
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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