Game Development with Phaser.JS

Learn about the HTML5 game development framework that makes writing browser-based games a breeze.

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Take-Away Skills:

Learn how to make Phaser games in this series of lessons, quizzes, and projects. Turn your game ideas into game realities and build on an important set of skills in this JavaScript library. Learn how to make and curate interactive experiences and deploy your games to the web!

Why Learn Phaser?

Phaser is the biggest HTML5 game development framework on the market. It has been used for browser games, mobile games, and desktop games. Learn how to use this library to make games for yourself!

Note on Prerequisites

Phaser is built in JavaScript and we will be writing JavaSript code throughout the course, so knowledge of JavaScript (especially functions and objects) will be useful. However, the course is as beginner-friendly as possible and can be attempted without any prior JavaScript knowledge. Still, if Phaser concepts and instructions seem a bit murky it might be best to take a few sections of our Introduction to JavaScript course to build conceptual knowledge.

What Will You Build?

You’ll build eight games in this course:

  • Color a Pegasus: a coloring book application with an eye-catching aesthetic!
  • Create an Adventure: a dungeon crawling text-based adventure game about a dungeon with an orc, a knight, a wizard, and you.
  • Bug Dodger: Avoid the cascading torrent of bugs and try to get a high score!
  • Bug Invaders: The bugs are descending to earth and it’s up to you to stop them!
  • Codey’s Cave Crisis: learn the basics of how to create the quintessential platformer!
  • Codey’s Counting Conundrum: Build a multi-scened game that incorporates tweens and animations.
  • Tundra Terror: Guide Codey through a frozen tundra brought to life through stunning visual effects.
  • Codey Jump: Recreate an app classic that has Codey jumping endlessly upward.

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What you'll learn

  1. 1
    Master the basics of Phaser in this course that takes you from beginner to game developer!
  2. 2
    Learn how to incorporate physics into your Phaser games!
  3. 3
    Learn the power of using multiple scenes in a Phaser game and harness the ability to animate sprites inside your games!
  4. 4
    Learn about Phaser’s camera effects and other visual tools to help your games stand out!

What you'll create

Portfolio projects that showcase your new skills

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How you'll master it

Stress-test your knowledge with quizzes that help commit syntax to memory

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I know from first-hand experience that you can go in knowing zero, nothing, and just get a grasp on everything as you go and start building right away.
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