Do you have an overwhelming desire to learn how to program games? Let me guess, you have this great idea for a game but you have no idea where to start. You don’t even have to know C, C++, or even C#; or any other flavor of C, for that matter.
Do you know HTML5? Great! Then let’s get started! First, run, do not walk, to the nearest book store, or even your own PC and buy this book! I’m serious. You can learn how to program games with this book. It has code, so you can save time and not have to type all of it in.
I like how it uses the step by step method, meaning you start with chapter one, then progress to chapter two and each chapter builds on the previous chapter. This way you won’t get lost in the maze of trying to learn.
The book is written in a straightforward and interesting manner, and is easy to follow. Look at Project 2, the Card Battle game. It even has 3D! All the games are interactive.
Project 2: Card Battle! 47
Mission briefing 47
Creating the game scenes 49
Creating a 3D card-flipping effect 55
Selecting a card 60
Adding a power value to the cards 64
Creating the opponent's card 67
Building the battle animation 69
Adding health points to the game 74
Restarting the game for the next round of battle 78
Mission accomplished 80
Hotshot challenges 80
So, if you have a really great idea, or even one that you consider to be fantastic, go for it! You just might be the author of the next award winning author of a game for the web.