HTML5 Mobile Game Development for Beginners

HTML5 Mobile Game Development for Beginners

This course will guide you through the creation of games that run on iPhone, iPad, Android and Desktop using the open source LimeJS HTML5 game development framework.

The course is a 100% video based tutorial so that you can see in real time how games are created from scratch. Several game demos of different game genres are included in this course.

You’ve always wanted to make your own games. Don’t keep on postponing it. Start TODAY with HTML5 game development for iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows 8.

Some of the things you’ll be learning here are:

  • Creating a game that works on iPhone, iPad, Android and Desktop
  • Using the touchscreen in your games.
  • Creating cool animations and transitions.
  • Adding sound to your games.
  • Creating your first spaceship game.
  • Using 2D physics in your games.
  • Creating a virtual pet game from scratch.
  • Creating a farming game from scratch.
  • BONUS TRACK: transform your game to a native app using Appcelerator and sell your game in the App Stores.

More great stuff:

  • We’ll be using 100% free tools and frameworks.
  • Good support.
  • Code snippets at the end of each lesson that you can use as starters for your own games.

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Create a HTML5 Game from Scratch (83% OFF)

create a html5 game from scratch

Making games is a lot easier than you think. Imagine you could learn how to make HTML5 games that run in all browsers and Windows 8 with our HTML5 game development tutorial in only 2.5 hours! Well, that is exactly what this course does.

We know you’ve always wanted to make your own games. Don’t keep postponing it. Start TODAY

Learn how to create a Zelda-like action game demo from scratch using only Javascript and HTML. No experience or previous knowledge is required! Although knowing the basics of HTML and Javascript is recommended.

This HTML5 game development tutorial is aimed for both beginners and more advanced users who may have HTML5 experience but haven’t got into games yet.

Some of the topics you’ll learn by building this game from total scratch:

●  Creating a basic game that can be embed in any website and can be played with just a web browser.

●  Displaying a map and characters on the screen.

●  Moving a player on this map.

●  Using collision detection to simulate the shooting of bad guys.

●  Adding enemies to your games.

●  Adding sound to your games.

●  Putting it all together to create a fun playable demo.

●  All game files, including images and sound are available at the end of each chapter for download.

This HTML5 game development tutorial has been created by Jacob Deichert in collaboration with Pablo Farias. Jacob has created comprehensive HTML5 game dev screencast tutorials on YouTube and other platforms.

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WordPress Plugin Development for Beginners

wordpress plugin development for beginners

Did you know that 20-30% of all websites on the Internet are powered by the WordPress platform?

One of the reasons behind the success of WordPress is it’s flexible Plugin system, which allows developers to give superpowers to any website on a modular and easy manner.

In this course we’ll cover the art and science of WordPress Plugin Development from scratch. By developing 8 simple plugins we will cover everything you need to know to be able to create awesome plugins that will run in most of the web.

By following the video lessons and having a play with the numerous downloadable examples you will get quite comfortable with the following topics:

  • Plugin basic structure and life cycle.
  • How to use filters and actions to have our code executed at the right moment.
  • Accessing posts through The Loop.
  • Creating your own shortcodes to give your users superpowers and allow them to save time.
  • How to add custom metadata to posts and users.
  • Widget creation from scratch.
  • Dashboard widgets.
  • How to create our own admin pages with global settings.
  • Using Ajax and external JavaScript libraries in our plugin. Including JQuery.
  • Task scheduling with Cron.
  • Creating custom tables to extend WordPress beyond your dreams.

No previous WordPress experience is required to take this course. Although we do need you to be familiar and have basic knowledge of PHP, MySQL and web development in general.

This course is taught by Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of Zenva (www.zenva.com) and Super Colegio (www.supercolegio.com). Just like all other Zenva courses, this course follows the methodology of learning by doing, where video lessons consist in live coding and students are encouraged to modify the course code and get started with their own projects from the very beginning.

If you’ve always wanted to create your own WordPress plugins or you need to learn how to do it quickly for work reasons, this is definitely the best way to go.

Don’t postpone your dreams, GET STARTED TODAY 🙂

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Android App Development by Example (FREE course)

Android App Development by Example

Update: this is an old post, the free course is no longer available (it was for an older version of Android)

This training course will guide you through the creation of a social+geolocated Android app that integrates with Facebook, Twitter and the Google Maps API. The course is taught by Mohit Deshpande, Android App Trainer and Java developer, and was created in collaboration with Pablo Farias Navarro, founder of Zenva.

Things you will learn in this course:

  • Installing the Android SDK and setting up Eclipse for Android app development.
  • Creation and file structure of an Android project.
  • Using SQLite databases in your mobile apps.
  • Create professional User Interfaces such as menus, buttons and action bar menus.
  • Organize your code using the Model-View-Controller pattern and other industry best practices.
  • Make your apps social using the Facebook and Twitter SDK’s
  • Add location to your app using the Google Maps API
  • Deploy your app and publish it to the Google Playstore

There are PDF summary guides for each chapter with the key points and UML diagrams of the classes showcased in the videos.

You will also get the full source code of the Social Notes app, which you can use as a starting point for your own projects!

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