Skill Path

Create Video Games with Phaser.js

It’s easy to get lost in the flow of a good game. But behind every power-up and boss battle is simple code that brings the game to life.

Includes Phaser.js, JavaScript, Animations, Sprite Manipulation, Audio Effects, Game Physics, and more.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    27 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    Yes
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this skill path

In this Skill Path, you will learn how to translate abstract game mechanics into code and play your creation, create interactive elements using the fundamental language of the internet and implement one of the most popular HTML5 game frameworks.

Skills you'll gain

  • Write JavaScript code
  • Build games from scratch
  • Use the Phaser.js library

Syllabus

8 units • 18 lessons • 24 projects • 13 quizzes
  • 1

    Learn JavaScript Basics

    Learn the basics of JavaScript to get started with syntax, variables, and conditionals. Then use your knowledge to build out a Phaser game.

  • 2

    Learn JavaScript: Function and Scope

    Develop your JavaScript skills further by learning functions and scope to complete the game, “Mole Unearther”.

  • 3

    Learn JavaScript: Arrays and Loops

    Learning how to use arrays to create lists and then loops will serve you well as a programmer (and pirate in “Treasure Hunter”).

  • 4

    Learn JavaScript: Higher Order Functions and Iterators

    Learn how to incorporate higher order functions and iterators into your programming toolbelt. Then try your skills in “Cube Matcher”.

  • 5

    Learn JavaScript: Objects

    Expand the possibilities of what you can code by incorporating objects. Test your understanding in the game, “Electric Mouse”.

  • 6

    Learn Phaser Basics and Physics

    Get started with learning the basics of the Phaser framework and then leveling up with physics.

  • 7

    Learn JavaScript Classes and Phaser Animations

    Expand your JavaScript knowledge with classes and incorporate that into Phaser. Also, bring your sprites to life using Phaser animations!

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