RIA Unleashed 2011

2011-10-27 00:00:00 2011-10-29 00:00:00 America/Toronto RIA Unleashed 2011 FITC is VERY excited to be involved with RIA Unleashed! Guests and speakers from New England and throughout North America will be coming to the 5th Annual RIA Unleashed event this October. This popular, low-cost event is accessible to every budget, and last year’s event… Waltham, MA FITC Waltham, MA



Want to make HTML 5 games? Don’t know where to start? Want to learn the basics of game development? Well you need to come to my HTML 5 Game Workshop!

This half day workshop will cover the following necessary skills:
– Set up a local server environment with Apache, PHP and MySQL.
– How to install tools for HTML 5 game building.
– Introduction to Game Design, Game Theory and Web Gaming.
– Intro to ImpactJS.
– Making your first ImpactJS game.
– Game Asset generation with PhotoShop Scripting.
– Working with inheritance, animation and sound in ImpactJS.
– Deployment strategies and distribution (Web, Desktop, Mobile).

What you will need for this workshop:

– A laptop (mac or pc).

– Must be comfortable writing code. This isn’t an advanced workshop but I will cover a lot of code.

– Interest in gaming.

– Prior experience with Flash is a plus, especially game frameworks like Flixel.

– Local server (Apache, PHP and MySQL). I will cover how to set these up and configure them if you do not have them installed prior to the class.

– A text editor or PHPStorm (which has a 30 day trial).

– Bring own ideas for games you would like to build.

Not only is this workshop a great way to learn about game development, especially with HTML 5, but you will also get a free no commercial license of ImpactJS (which is normally $100). Also even though we will not build a fully functional game in this workshop but I will supply you with all the tools and code concepts needed to go out and make your own.