2013年4月9日火曜日

HTML5 Game Development course at Udacity

If you are a developer interested in building a game with HTML5, check out "HTML5 Game Development course" at Udacity- created by Colt McAnlisPeter Lubbers and Sean Bennett :)

"HTML5 Game Development course"

Colt, the main instructor is Chrome Games Developer Advocate at Google focusing on HTML5 and Native Client always keeps giving infinite advices and tips about game development, and I'm really glad it has become this package for many people to learn :D (Although I am not a developer myself, I always enjoying listening and learning from Colt's talks.)

Promo video:



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Syllabus
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Lesson 0 - Optional HTML/Javascript crash course - Released February 4th, 2013
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Canvas rendering - Released February 4th, 2013
Lesson 2 - Atlases - Released February 18th, 2013
Lesson 3 - Map rendering - Released February 25th, 2013
Lesson 4 - Basic Input, handling events - Released March 4th, 2013
Lesson 5 - The entity hierarchy - Released March 11th, 2013
Lesson 6 - Box2D, and using external libraries - Released March 18th, 2013
Lesson 7 - Adding sound - Released March 25th, 2013
Lesson 8 - Asynchronous Loading - Released April 1st, 2013


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Study group meetup
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For each session, they held a study group at Google SF office to invite local developers and communicate, answer all the questions and listen to feedbacks. I was able to join their last meetup and it was a really great opportunity.

HTML5 Udacity Meetup

HTML5 Udacity Meetup


You can see all of the video archived :)

Lesson 0 & 1



 Lesson 2



 Lesson 3



Lesson 4



 Lesson 5



Lesson 6



Lesson 7



Lesson 8




Some of the links covered at the last session:
-Realm of the Mad God- a game that you can learn how to make a very small sized game
-Ilya Grigorik and his session video on "Breaking the 1000ms Time to Glass Mobile Barrier": slides  and video

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Other advice from Colt
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-Chrome Games review from Google I/O 2012
-List of books that can help you become an awesome game developer

...and of course if you don't know HTML5Rocks, this is THE time for you to visit!

http://www.html5rocks.com/


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki