What about its friend, HTML? Can HTML be used to make games? Affirmative. HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), has and is being used to create games all the time. HTML uses basic coding and language to make things appear on a webpage. Everything you see, (even this!) is possible due to aspects of HTML.
Tutorial #1: FreeCodeCamp.org’s Youtube
Tutorial #2: mmtuts
This site rules.
In three massive sections, the site leaves no stone unturned, showing you exactly what you need to do to create.
Just when I thought that the 14 sections of the tutorial were a lot, I kept scrolling and found myself looking at parts 2 and 3, each consisting of more than 5 different categories with subsections as well.
Once you get past introductions, you are shown simple lines of code and syntax. All of that complicated looking mumbo jumbo? Guess what: it is pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
These guys are meticulous, telling you about colons, line spaces, basically, all the little things that other tutorials may overlook when educating you. I know for me, I would probably get hung up on a simple problem like case sensitivity, which this tutorial will talk about.
1. Getting Started: The Basics
No need to rush headlong into the more advanced stuff. Really lean into the basics. Learn the interface as well as the fundamentals.
2. Use A Code Editor
Examine and practice lines of code by downloading existing ones. Explore your options and cobble together some basics.
3. Always Have A Reference Guide Handy
This is key. There is a ton of documentation and guides available, and having one available to you at all times can help you out big time.
Is There A Prerequisite?
This is a good idea. It takes considerably less time to learn HTML and CSS, so you really have nothing to lose. It then builds up your knowledge of how syntax and programming languages interact with one another.
2. Is there anything else I should know before immersing myself in this?
Yes. Be patient. Programming doesn’t come naturally to many, so you may grow frustrated at times for not fully grasping ideas and concepts. Stay vigilant and keep reference guides and tutorials handy!
A Frontend developer is one that uses code to primarily deal with the graphical interface on websites and software. Frontend web developers are responsible for what you see on this site.
A node developer is a specialization that’s growing in popularity. Node developers use Node.js to develop and code back-end components of applications for websites. They work closely with Frontend developers.
Full Stack Developer
A Fullstack developer specializes in both client and server software, using coding languages like JS, HTML/CSS. They help program browsers and servers.
This is a fun and valuable little exercise to flex your syntax muscles. It teaches you positions and modifications to existing objects.
Another simple exercise, this one familiarizes you with creating user interfaces and having them interact with the coding language. It’s simple yet extremely effective.
Amazing JS Games
This addicting puzzle game has the player merge tiles into one another. Sounds simple, right? The catch is that the tiles need to be identical in number to be able to merge. I dare you to put this game down!
Gods Will Be Watching
This unique survival game by Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital has the players thrown into challenging situations where key decisions must be made in order to survive. Blending a captivating sci-fi plot with harrowing decisions and some great characters, this is a challenging game to make you feel like your decisions have a ton of weight.
Frequently Asked Questions
JS is one of the most well-known programming languages.
Why learn JS?
JS can be extremely useful for beginner programmers. It is flexible and forgiving through its dynamic typing, syntax, and more.
Bejeweled, Gods Will Be Watching, CrossCode, HexGL
Absolutely! There are more than enough resources for you to
Check out many of the tutorials and videos available online
It is highly recommended that you do so. Learning these two can help you better understand the impact that certain languages have on each other. This will help your game-building process.