Build your next game on a bigger scale with Pro HTML5 Games. This book teaches you the essentials of advanced game programming in HTML5. You’ll learn techniques that you can transfer to any area of HTML5 game development to make your own professional HTML5 games!
Led by an expert game programmer, you’ll build two complete games in HTML5: a strategy puzzle game based on the Box2d physics engine and in the style of Angry Birds and a real-time strategy (RTS) game complete with units, buildings, path-finding, artificial intelligence, and multiplayer support.
When I wrote the first book on Facebook’s APIs in 2008, the platform suffered from a lot of the
growing pains many nascent technologies do. There was a distinct lack of documentation, the
APIs were changing on an almost weekly basis, and many of the APIs seemed to grow organically,
and independently of one another. Facebook had been growing astronomically for several years,
and with the launch of their API platform, were positioning themselves to expand their user base
even further with over 845 million monthly visitors today.
Pro HTML5 with Visual Studio 2012 is written to help ASP .NET developers make the leap to the inevitable and exciting world of HTML5. The growing HTML5 specifications promises to revolutionize the way web sites are developed with an impressive set of built-in client-side features. The use of HTML5 as a preferred development language in Windows 8, along with growing support from the major browser vendors, is likely to make HTML5 the de-facto standard for all future web development. The number of HTML5-capable phones alone is estimated to top 1 billion by 2013.
This book covers areas contained in the “loose” definition of HTML5, meaning the
It includes sections on the math behind popular game effects, teaching you the
hard way before providing the one to two lines of code solution. For those who are still