This title is currently available in Beta. Buy the eBook now, and you'll be able to download successive releases of the eBook as the authors add material and correct mistakes. You'll get the final eBook when the book is finished.
If you buy the combo pack (Beta eBook + finished Paper Book) now, you'll get the Beta eBook immediately. You'll get the finished paper book when it's released (we're currently estimating 2013-07-15, but these dates can change).
About this Book
- 250 pages (est)
- Release: B4.0 (2013-05-07)
- ISBN: 978-1-93778-544-4
You’ll do hands-on coding in every chapter. You’ll start by building simple animated shapes, then make your own player—who can do cartwheels! You’ll learn how to build your own games from start to finish, including a monster eating fruit, a cave puzzle, and rafting on a river. You’ll animate simple shapes to create a model of the solar system, and make your own website so that you can show off your games with your friends. If you just want to make games, jump to the lessons focusing on projects. To understand some of the theory better or if you need some help with functions, turn to the chapters that explain the programming concepts. We’ll walk you carefully through all the math needed to bring games to life.
Best of all, you get to create awesome games and say, “I made this!”
What You Need
You need the latest version of the Google Chrome Web browser, available for free from Google. You also need an Internet connection to access the ICE Code Editor the first time. ICE Code Editor will be loaded onto your computer, so you won’t need Internet access for later projects.
Contents and Extracts
This book is currently in beta, so the contents and extracts will change as the book is developed.
Project: Creating Simple Shapes excerpt
Playing with the Console and Finding What’s Broken
Project: Making a Player
Project: Moving Players
Project: Moving Hands and Feet
Project: Turning Our Player
What’s All That Other Code?
Project: Scavenger Hunt
Lights and Materials
Project: Build Your Own Solar System
Project: Phases of the Moon
Project: The Purple Fruit Monster Game
Project: Cave Puzzle
Project: River Rafting
How the Web Works
Making Your Own Web Sites
When ICE is Broke