HTML5 Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

HTML5 Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide - Second Edition

by Thomas Mak


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Make the most of HTML5 techniques to create exciting games from scratch

Key Features

  • Get to grips with the latest HTML5, Canvas, CSS, and JavaScript techniques
  • Learn to create exciting puzzle games, action games, multiplayer, and Box2D physics
  • A task-based approach to achieve practical skills required for game development

Book Description

HTML5 is a markup language used to structure and present content for the World Wide Web and is a core technology of the Internet. It is supported across different platforms and is also supported by various browsers. Its innovative features, such as canvas, audio, and video elements, make it an excellent game building tool.

HTML5 Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide Second Edition is a step-by-step tutorial that will help you create several games from scratch, with useful examples. Starting with an introduction to HTML5, the chapters of this book help you gain a better understanding of the various concepts and features of HTML5. By the end of the book, you'll have the knowledge, skills, and level of understanding you need to efficiently develop games over the network using HTML5.

What you will learn

  • Build real-time network multiplayer games
  • Add physics to your canvas games by using the Box2D physics engine
  • Build a CSS3-driven card game with transform and 3D flipping effects
  • Learn to add sounds to your games
  • Make a drawing tool in Canvas
  • Create multiple layers in a canvas game
  • Store game data persistently by using local storage
  • Use sprite sheets to create frame-based animation

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785287770
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2015
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Makzan focuses on the fields of web development and game design. He has over 14 years of experience in building digital products. He has worked on real-time multiplayer interaction games, iOS applications, and rich interactive websites. He has written three books, on building a Flash virtual world, and creating games with HTML5 and the latest web standards and developed a video course as well. He currently teaches courses in Hong Kong and Macao SAR. He writes tutorials and shares his know-how on

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing HTML5 Games
  2. Getting Started with DOM-based Game Development
  3. Building a Card-matching Game in CSS3
  4. Building the Untangle Game with Canvas and the Drawing API
  5. Building a Canvas Game's Masterclass
  6. Adding Sound Effects to Your Games
  7. Saving the Game's Progress
  8. Building a Multiplayer Draw-and-Guess Game with WebSockets
  9. Building a Physics Car Game with Box2D and Canvas
  10. Deploying HTML5 Games

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