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Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games: Using HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL by Jason Pace, Fernando Arnez, Jebediah Pavleas, Kelvin Sung

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CHAPTER 1

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Introducing 2D Game Engine Development with JavaScript

Video games are complex, interactive, multimedia software systems. These systems must, in real time, process player input, simulate the interactions of semi-autonomous objects, and generate high-fidelity graphics and audio outputs, all while trying to engage the players. Attempts at building video games can quickly be overwhelmed by the need to be well versed in software development as well as in how to create appealing player experiences. The first challenge can be alleviated with a software library, or game engine, that contains a coherent collection of utilities and objects designed ...

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