Create your first Pong game using HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript

Create your first Pong game using HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript

If you are just starting in game development or even if you are a curious person that wanted to know how to develop a simple game, then this free course is four you.

This course from Udemy promises that in only two hours of coding, you will be able to build a full game similar to the classic one called Pong using only Javascript for HTML5 Canvas and it’s FREE!

The following list describes what you are going to learn according Aleksandra Nowak (the author of this course):

  • Display, position, and move filled shapes for retro and prototype gameplay.
  • Move a ball around your game space such that it bounces off boundaries.
  • Handle real-time mouse input.
  • Detect and respond to simple collisions.
  • Program very basic artificial intelligence.
  • Keep and display score during play.
  • Understand the subtle, key difference between a classic game in this style which is fun to play versus one that isn’t.
  • Define and code a win condition and end state for your game.

The only things you need to have installed in your PC/Mac is a simple text editor like Visual Studio Code, Atom or Sublime, etc and a browser.

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