Html5 Game Development with Gamemaker

Html5 Game Development with Gamemaker

by Jason Elliott


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The introduction of HTML5 has revolutionized the web browser as a legitimate gaming platform with unlimited potential. Making games for the browser has never been simpler, especially with GameMaker Studio. Developers have full control over asset management, built-in systems for physics, particles and path finding. In addition, it offers a rich scripting language and extensions for developers now enabling everyone to create games and monetize them quickly and easily.

HTML5 Game Development with GameMaker will show you how to make and release browser based games using practical examples. This book utilizes GameMaker's powerful scripting language allowing you to create your first game in no time. With this guide you will develop a thorough skill set and a coherent understanding of the tools to develop games of increasing complexity, gradually enhancing your coding abilities and taking them to a whole new level.

The GameMaker Studio environment allows you to jump right into building browser based games quickly and releasing them online. The chapters focus on core practical elements, such as, artificial intelligence and creating challenging boss battles. This book guides you on how to use advanced features easily and effectively, these include, data structures and demonstrating how to create rigid body physics with simple explanations and visual examples. By the end of this book you will have an in-depth knowledge of developing and publishing online social browser based games with GameMaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849694100
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jason Elliott has over 16 years of professional experience in creating games. He has been teaching students of all skill levels on how to use Game Maker for several years. He teaches in a top 5 school for Game Design in North America.

His vast experience in GameMaker Pro, has allowed him to explore and enjoy the tool for over 5 years whilst teaching it for 4. In addition he has sound knowledge in using HTML5 for game development.

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