The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a new online course for training developers in HTML5 game development. “Game Development in HTML5” begins on October 31st and runs through November 27, with each of the four weeks focused on a specific aspect of creating and deploying HTML5 games.
The course description states that students in this HTML5 online course will learn several useful concepts and practices for building browser-based multiplayer games:
- The HTML5 elements which are most useful when building a game
- How to set up multiplayer gameplay
- Using basic physics and collision detection
- How to use HTML5 animation and CSS3 transitions
- The process for deploying a game in to app stores
Like other online courses, the material is provided in four modules – one every Monday – containing lectures, notes, assignments, and other activities. Each week’s lesson should take about two to three hours, and assignments are accepted anytime until the end of the course.
The second week of the course will cover sprite animation and an overview of the physics behind HTML5 game development. The assignment for the second week is creating a simple platform game.
During week 3, students will learn how to create multiplayer games that can be played across different platforms and browsers. The lesson for this week is to add multiplayer functionality to an HTML5 game.
Registration for the course is open until October 22, and a discount rate is available for early applicants. Let us know if you plan to sign up.