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How to Build a Web Game in an Hour

You don’t need an entirely new skill set to develop games. In fact, your current Web development skills in HTML, JavaScript, CSS and so on are just fine for a wide range of games. When you build a game with Web technologies, it will run on pretty much any device with a browser. To prove this, I’ll demonstrate building a game from scratch using Web technologies and just two external libraries, and I’ll do it in less than one hour. I’ll cover a variety of game development topics, from basic design and layout, controls and sprites, to arti­ficial intelligence (AI) for a simple opponent. I’m even going to develop the game so it works on PCs, tablets and smartphones. If you have some experience with programming as a Web developer or another development domain, but no experience writing games, this article will get you started. If you give me one hour, I promise to show you the ropes. Get Up and Running I’ll do all development in Visual Studio, which will allow fast execution of the Web app as I make changes. Be sure to have the latest version of Visual Studio so you can follow along. I used Visual […]

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