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No Tears Guide to HTML5 Games

Introduction So you want to make a game using Canvas and HTML5? Follow along with this tutorial and you'll be on your way in no time. The tutorial assumes at least an intermediate level of knowledge of JavaScript. You can first play the game or jump directly to the article and view the source code for the game. Creating the canvas In order to draw things, we'll need to create a canvas. var CANVAS_WIDTH = 480;var CANVAS_HEIGHT = 320; var canvasElement = $("<canvas width='" + CANVAS_WIDTH + "' height='" + CANVAS_HEIGHT + "'></canvas>");var canvas = canvasElement.get(0).getContext("2d"); canvasElement.appendTo('body'); Game loop In order to simulate the appearance of smooth and continuous gameplay, we want to update the game and redraw the screen just faster than the human mind and eye can perceive. var FPS = 30; setInterval(function() { update(); draw();}, 1000/FPS); For now we can leave the update and draw methods blank. function update() { ... }function draw() { ... } Hello world Player movement

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10 cool HTML5 games and how to create your own Thanks to Apple dropping support for Flash on iOS, HTML5 has gained a lot of traction and is getting very popular. For games, HTML5 (understand canvas and a lot of javascript) is slowly replacing Flash on online gaming websites and mobile games. I have done in this post a selection of cool and popular HTML5 games, maybe it will give you some motivation to create your own.

Tutorial: Simple game with HTML5 Canvas - part 1 Check other language versions: [RUSSIAN] Tutorial: Simple game with HTML5 Canvas Part 1 - Introduction & Background Part 2 - Character & Animation Part 3 - Physics & Controls Part 4 - Platforms & Collisions Part 5 - Scrolling & Game States If you are interested in news and updates of that tutorial just follow me on twitter: [MichalBe's Twitter] Because 10KApart is closed now, and we are all waiting for the results, it is good time to remind my very simple "Stairs to heaven" game and explain in details how it was made.

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Create a Mobile Educational Game with HTML5 Kids nowadays get bored at school. A teacher talking to dozens of kids and expecting them to transform those low pitched sound vibrations into interesting concepts in their heads, can you imagine? And learning math in particular is hard for many, including some of my cousins and sons and daughters of people I work with. So how can we make this process a bit less painful, while at the same time getting our hands into a cool HTML5 game framework?

How To Design A Mobile Game With HTML5 Advertisement Care to make a cross-platform mobile game with HTML5? No need to dabble in Java or Objective-C? Bypass the app stores? Learn HTML5 With This Simple Avoider Game Tutorial In this tutorial (the first of a series), you'll learn the basics of HTML5 game development with JavaScript and the canvas element. You don't need to have any programming experience, or even any HTML experience (apart from this one article). Let's get started! Introduction It would be difficult to have missed the "HTML5 vs Flash" articles that have sprung up all over the web, particularly since Steve Jobs's Thoughts on Flash last year, and Microsoft's announcement this week that Windows 8's web browser won't support Flash on tablets by default.

The Screen Orientation API Abstract The Screen Orientation API provides the ability to read the screen orientation state, to be informed when this state changes, and to be able to lock the screen orientation to a specific state. Status of This Document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. How to Build a Game with HTML5 HTML5 is growing up faster than anyone could have imagined. Powerful and professional solutions are already being developed...even in the gaming world! Today, you'll make your first game using Box2D and HTML5's canvas tag. What is Box2D? Box2D is an open source and popular engine that simulates 2D physics for making games and applications.

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