HTML 5 Game Workshop

A session at RIA Unleashed Boston 2011

Want to make HTML 5 games? Don’t know where to start? Want to learn the basics of game development? Well you need to come to my HTML 5 Game Workshop!

This half day workshop will cover the following necessary skills:
- Set up a local server environment with Apache, PHP and MySQL.
- How to install tools for HTML 5 game building.
- Introduction to Game Design, Game Theory and Web Gaming.
- Intro to ImpactJS.
- Making your first ImpactJS game.
- Game Asset generation with PhotoShop Scripting.
- Working with inheritance, animation and sound in ImpactJS.
- Deployment strategies and distribution (Web, Desktop, Mobile).

What you will need for this workshop:

- A laptop (mac or pc).

- Must be comfortable writing code. This isn’t an advanced workshop but I will cover a lot of code.

- Interest in gaming.

- Prior experience with Flash is a plus, especially game frameworks like Flixel.

- Local server (Apache, PHP and MySQL). I will cover how to set these up and configure them if you do not have them installed prior to the class.

- A text editor or PHPStorm (which has a 30 day trial).

- Bring own ideas for games you would like to build.

Not only is this workshop a great way to learn about game development, especially with HTML 5, but you will also get a free no commercial license of ImpactJS (which is normally $100). Also even though we will not build a fully functional game in this workshop but I will supply you with all the tools and code concepts needed to go out and make your own.

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Jesse Freeman

#Win8 Gaming Evangelist at Microsoft. Author of Building #HTML5 Games with #ImpactJS http://amzn.to/html5gaming. Running #NYGameMakers http://bit.ly/mkgame. bio from Twitter

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  • Introducing HTML5 Game Development

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