Akihabara Tutorials, HTML5 Games

from the department

Check it out, my first HTML5 game!

I’ve been toying around lately with HTML5, which is a fancy name for Javascript (at least as far as I can tell). I stumbled across these fantastic tutorials explaining how to develop HTML5 games using the Akihabara javascript library.

It is a collection of a lot of built-in objects that help you build games. For instance, via the tutorial, it provides you with simple physics for a top-down style game. I had actually started coding everything by hand, but running through the tutorial made me realize how much there is to cover. Having the framework to start with is great, and of course being Javascript, you can just override whatever the hell you want.