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Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript - Revised

Game Development
Free Course
Learn about the creation of video games in the the Visual Studio environment in this Introductory course.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9




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Learn about the creation of video games using HTML5 and JavaScript within a visual studio development environment. The course starts off introducing you to the Apache Cordova platform for mobile applications design. You will learn about an open source game engine, Enchant.js.

Next the course will cover the installation process in Visual studio to start with your making game, and also to remove and modify the unnecessary code from the default templates given to you. Following that, you will investigate the process of creating a 2D array for Map data storage. You will learn about loading sprite sheets and setting up your game map for creating a player character with movement in your game, and putting images into your game.

You will also learn about moving and controlling the player character through mapping controls. The last part the course will go through with you is collision detection in your game, and how to set it up. You will understand the built-in functions for detecting collisions in Enchant.js, along with how to setup and display statistics or attributes of your player character on screen.

This course would be of great interest to those learning programming, web development, or those that are entrepreneurial individuals looking to develop web based application for the internet.

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Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the environment setup for developing games on a phone
  • 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 character statistics and be able to display them

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