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Student Qualifications

  • Grades 6–12 (Accelerated learners in earlier grades are welcome with instructor approval)
  • Logical thinking and math skill
  • Facility with computers
    • Operating system and browser (download, install, unzip, move files around)
  • Typing ability

Class Description

In this class, we will write a graphical game that runs in a web browser, using JavaScript, the Phaser gaming library, HTML and CSS. Take a look at the Phaser website to get an idea of what you can do with it.

Some things we will learn:

  • Moving a character using the keyboard
  • Having enemy characters
  • Having multiple game levels
  • Detecting collisions between characters
  • Playing music and sound effects
  • Realistic motion according to laws of physics

Preparation

If you have no programming experience, please first spend some time with Scratch or Tynker, getting some experience with things like:

  • repeat
  • if
  • sprites
  • costumes
  • 2-d coordinates (x, y)

Class Materials