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Gaming (GAME)

GAME 251 (GQ) 2D Game Programming (3) Introduction to programming 2D Games with HTML5 and Javascript.

GAME 251 2D Game Programming (3)

An introductory course on web programming, GAME 251 introduces students to HTML Programming for online, browser-based, and mobile games. HTML is a versatile programming and markup language that allows for a lot of flexibility in game development. Throughout the course, students will learn HTML programming using the Canvas element, programmed in Javascript, using a variety of engines and technologies. Students will receive a primer in database management using MySQL, and will interface that database with their games using AJAX calls through PHP. The versatility and cross-platform nature of the HTML programming standard allows games to be compiled across numerous platforms seamlessly - a practice with which students will become accustomed.

General Education: GQ
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: MATH 021

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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