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HTML5 Games: Novice to Ninja by Earle Castledine

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Level 3: Game Loops & User Input

There’s a knock on the frosted-glass office window. It’s Guy Shifty and his shiny white teeth. “Hey, friend!” he croons, “we’ve got a little Friday two-hour game jam going on this afternoon. Fancy showing us what you’re made of? I don’t expect you can do anything under that kind of time pressure, but I’ll buy a copy of the winner’s game for a dollar. You in?”

Good news! We’ve just been commissioned to produce our first ever game. If we earn that dollar, we’ll (technically) be professional game developers! Also, it’s our first game jam. Game jams are organized events where people get together to make games, either solo or in teams, online or in person. They sometimes have themes or other restrictions, and they ...

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