HTML5 Game Development Insights

Authors: McAnlis, C., Lubbers, P., Jones, B., Mazur, A., Bennett, S., Garcia, B., Lin, S., Popelyshev, I., Howard, J., Ballantyne, I., Kihira, T., Freeman, J., Smith, T., Olmstead, D., Gauci, J., McCutchan, J., Austin, C., Pagella, M.A., dErfurth, F., Tebbs, D.

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  • HTML5 Game Development Insights is a from-the-trenches collection of tips, hacks, and advice straight from professional game developers.

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About this book

HTML5 Game Development Insights is a from-the-trenches collection of tips, tricks, hacks, and advice straight from professional HTML5 game developers. The 24 chapters here include unique, cutting edge, and essential techniques for creating and optimizing modern HTML5 games. You will learn things such as using the Gamepad API, real-time networking, getting 60fps full screen HTML5 games on mobile, using languages such as Dart and TypeScript, and tips for streamlining and automating your workflow. Game development is a complex topic, but you don't need to reinvent the wheel. HTML5 Game Development Insights will teach you how the pros do it.

The book is comprised of six main sections: Performance; Game Media: Sound and Rendering; Networking, Load Times, and Assets; Mobile Techniques and Advice; Cross-Language JavaScript; Tools and Useful Libraries. Within each of these sections, you will find tips that will help you work faster and more efficiently and achieve better results.

Presented as a series of short chapters from various professionals in the HTML5 gaming industry, all of the source code for each article is included and can be used by advanced programmers immediately.

About the authors

Colt McAnlis is a Developer Advocate at Google focusing on Games and Performance; Before that, he was a systems & graphics programmer in the games industry working at Blizzard, Microsoft (Ensemble), and Petroglyph. He’s a UDACITY course professor for HTML5 games, and also spent 4 years as an Adjunct Professor at SMU Guildhall's school for game development. When he's not working with developers, Colt spends his time preparing for an invasion of giant ants from outer space.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • JavaScript Is Not the Language You Think It Is

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    Pages 1-13

  • Optimal Asset Loading

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    Pages 15-41

  • High-Performance JavaScript

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    Pages 43-57

  • Efficient JavaScript Data Structures

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    Pages 59-68

  • Faster Canvas Picking

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    Pages 69-86

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6698-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6697-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HTML5 Game Development Insights
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6698-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6698-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6697-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 476
Number of Illustrations and Tables
191 b/w illustrations
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