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Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d-JS

An end-to-end guide to 2D game development using JavaScript

Authors: Kumar, Hemanth, Rahman, Abdul

  • Covers the essential topics for typical game development.
  • Topics are grouped in chapters in such a way that it is suitable for both beginners and intermediates.
  • Examples are framed to match real time scenarios.
  • Covers most complex features not available in other books.
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About this book

Get a gentle introduction to the Cocos2d-JS framework to begin working with sprite manipulations, animations, and other 2d game development topics. This book covers environment setup and getting started with a framework that works seamlessly across all browsers. Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d-JS teaches you the overall architecture of Cocos2d-JS and explains the internal working of the framework.

You will dive deep into sprites, the most important entity in Cocos2d-JS, animation APIs, and primitive shapes. You’ll also learn about the Cocos2d-JS UI system to get a head start in 2d game development. Finally, you’ll discover the features of Chipmunk (the built-in physics engine) with full examples.


What You'll Learn
  • Get a simple head start in Cocos2d-JS
  • Gain an architectural overview of the different blocks of the framework
  • Master sprites, spritesheets, and frame animation
  • Work with the event system in Cocos2d-JS
  • Discover the animation APIs in Cocos2d-JS
  • Leverage the built-in physics engine 


Who This Book Is For

Beginners looking to develop cross-platform mobile/web games with cocos2d-js, developers with intermediate skills on cocos2d-js looking for the reference. 

About the authors

Hemanth Kumar and Abdul Rahman are a team of two Full stack JavaScript experts, researchers and mobile game developers with a wide range of experience in web and game development. They have published several mobile games, and are well versed in  cocos2d-x, unity3D and building artificial intelligence for games. They are also experts in doing scaleable architecture for high traffic websites. Their main passion is video game development.

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eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2553-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2552-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d-JS
Book Subtitle
An end-to-end guide to 2D game development using JavaScript
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Hemanth Kumar
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2553-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2553-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2552-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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