Build your next game on a bigger scale with Pro HTML5 Games. This essential book teaches you to master 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. This new and fully updated second edition now includes chapters on mobile game development and an essential game developer's toolkit. Understand how to develop complex, bolder games and become an HTML5 games pro using Pro HTML5 Games today. What You'll Learn Create realistic physics in your game by incorporating the Box2d physics engine Design large worlds with lots of characters and let users interact with them Use sprite sheets, panning, parallax scrolling, and sound effects to build a more polished game Incorporate pathfinding and steering to help characters navigate through your world Create challenging levels with intelligent enemies by using decision trees, state machines, and scripted events Add multiplayer in your games using Node.js and the WebSocket API
Annotation Game Engines such as Unity are the power-tools behind the games we know and love. Unity is one of the most widely-used and best loved packages for game development and is used by everyone, from hobbyists to large studios, to create games and interactive experiences for the web, desktop, mobile, and console. With Unitys intuitive, easy to learn toolset and this book its never been easier to become a game developer. Taking a practical approach, this book will introduce you to the concepts of developing 3D games, before getting to grips with development in Unity itself prototyping a simple scenario, and then creating a larger game. From creating 3D worlds to scripting and creating game mechanics you will learn everything youll need to get started with game development. This book is designed to cover a set of easy-to-follow examples, which culminate in the production of a First Person 3D game, complete with an interactive island environment. All of the concepts taught in this book are applicable to other types of game, however, by introducing common concepts of game and 3D production, you'll explore Unity to make a character interact with the game world, and build puzzles for the player to solve, in order to complete the game. At the end of the book, you will have a fully working 3D game and all the skills required to extend the game further, giving your end-user, the player, the best experience possible. Soon you will be creating your own 3D games with ease!
The 17 articles of this collection present the current state of research on various questions in the field, written by scholars at American universities. The collection begins with an overview of the work and career of James S. Coleman (d.1995) by Peter V. Marsden (sociology, Harvard U.). A sampling of other topics featured includes identity politi
Discusses the foundations of game design and each stage of the development process, and provides interviews with industry experts, case studies, and advice on getting into the gaming industry.
Offering an in-depth exploration of AJAX technologies, this book is ideal for programmers with or without a Web programming background. It provides readers with a detailed code-rich walkthrough on writing AJAX programs, and introduces key AJAX techniques and program models.