Building JavaScript Games

Course #:

PROG

4-663

Division:

Engineering & Technology

Department:

Computer Programming

Suggested Age:

14-18

Prerequisites:

Intro to Game Programming

Building JavaScript Games

Course Description:

JavaScript is a scripting language that enables you to create dynamically updating content, control multimedia & animate images. If it moves or interacts on the Internet, it's most likely JavaScript, so if you want to code games that are played online, JavaScript is one way to do that.

Building JavaScript Games teaches game programming through a series of engaging, arcade-style games that quickly expand your JavaScript and HTML5 skills. JavaScript is in the top ten most-used programming languages world wide, and is the basis for applications that can run in any modern browser, on any device from smart phone to tablet to PC. Special emphasis is given to touch-based interface, but all games also run using a regular mouse and keyboard setup.

The four games you’ll develop are:

  • Painter

  • Jewel Jam

  • Penguin Pairs

  • Tick Tick

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