HTML5 Shoot 'em Up in an Afternoon
by Bryan Bibat
Number of pages: 95
Learn how to make a simple top-down shoot 'em up in a few hours using the Phaser HTML5 game framework. This book covers all of the basics: from placing and moving sprites, to managing collision detection and unit health, up to setting up a boss fight. It also covers topics not directly related to game development like how to setup your Phaser development environment, refactoring your code, and releasing your game to the public.
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