Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games teaches you how to develop your own web-based game engine step-by-step, allowing you to create a wide variety of online videogames that can be played in common web browsers. Chapters include examples and projects that gradually increase in complexity while introducing a ground-up design framework, providing you with the foundational concepts needed to build fun and engaging 2D games. By the end of this book you will have created a complete prototype level for a side scrolling action platform game and will be prepared to begin designing additional levels and games of your own.
After completing the projects you will understand the core-concepts and implementation details of a typical 2D game engine and you will be familiar with a design and prototyping methodology you can use to create game levels and mechanics that are fun and engaging for players. You will gain insights into the many ways software design and creative design must work together to deliver the best game experiences, and you will have access to a versatile 2D game engine that you can expand upon or utilize directly to build your own 2D games that can be played online from anywhere.
What you’ll learn
- Understand essential concepts for building 2D games
- Understand basic architecture of 2D game engines
- Understand illumination models in 2D games
- Understand basic physics in 2D games
- Understand how these core concepts affect game design and game play
- Be able to build simple 2D game engines
- Be able to design and develop 2D interactive games that are fun to play
Who this book is for
Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games is perfect for game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone who is interested in building interactive games but is unsure of how to begin. Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games can also serve as a textbook for a Junior- or Senior-level “Introduction to Game Engine” elective course in a Computer Science department.