Making Strategy Browser Games
Making Strategy Browser Games
Creating "Decision Science" Game Mechanics for Phaser.js Gaming Frameworks v3.16+ & v2.x.x
About the Book
Discover how to create online "Strategic" games using the methods in this single chapter from the Phaser Game Starter Kit Collection. When you finish this tutorial and bonus content, you will have a production pipeline to create as many different "Decision Science Strategy" games as your imagination can dream of!
Included with your purchase, you'll also get bonus content, download examples, and source code references on how to do every single thing in this game design workbook, so you can copy and paste any examples into your own productions and then modify those resources for your own purposes. General Game Licenses are included in the purchased book.
I would like to guide you in creating several styles of "strategy" game mechanics. We will use those game mechanics, mechanisms and the development methods discussed in Phaser Game Prototypes. By the end of this workbook, you should have a fully functional chess-like strategy game - not a copy of my game, but your very own product using your own gaming assets. There is a supporting website where you can download the bonus content included with your workbook's purchase.
This extraordinarily comprehensive guide will teach you how to:
- Use the Phaser JS Gaming Framework as both v2.x.x and v3.24+.
- How to integrate "strategy" game mechanics into other game genres such as Memory Match, language tutorials, sound effects entertainment and Decision Science Systems!
- Deploy your game as a "Progressive Web Application" or "Single Page Web Application" for any "IoT" device.
- Analyze current business demand for this game's genre, how and where to deploy it.
- Automatically generate various game boards.
- Instructor Guides and teaching resources available for workshops in this course's special Teacher edition and online courses.
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- Supporting website
About this Workbook
- Links and References
- Workbook Content
How to Read & Use this workbook:
- Viewing this eBook:
- Who should use this workbook?
- Your newly obtained skills …
Game Design Resources
- Game Studio - Book Series
- Game Studio - Online Courses
- “Making Browser Games” - Books Series
- “Making Browser Games” Series - online Courses
- Programming Courses
- “Walk-Thru Tutorial” Series - Online Courses
- Distribution Permission
Making HTML5 Games
1 Introduction to Game Design
- 1.1 Game Genre Defined
- 1.2 Game Tools & Generators
- 1.3 References From
2 Standard Project Setup
- 2.1 Standardized File Structure
- 2.2 Barebones Set-up
- 2.3 Web Server Required - Batteries not included!
3 Starting a Strategy Game Project
3.1 Step 0: Review your competition and their games
- Game Examples
- 3.2 Step 1: Create your “front-door”
3.3 Step 2. Create your “Game Shell” & Phases
- Network Impact
- Gamer’s Local Activity
3.4 Select a JS Format
- ES5 Format
- ES6+ Format as “FAT Arrow” Function
- ES6+ Format as “Phaser.Class”
- ES6+ Format as “Phaser.Scene”
- 3.1 Step 0: Review your competition and their games
- 1 Introduction to Game Design
Part II: Making “Strategy” Games
4 Core “Strategy” Game Construction
- 4.1 The Goal
- 4.2 Game Recipe™ Featured Ingredients
4.3 Game Mechanics
- Historical background?
- Strategy Game Characteristics
- Types of Strategy Games
- Game Mechanics (GM): Logic & Rules
- Game Mechanics (GM): Data Structures
4.4 Design Considerations
- Deeper Dive: Putting Stories in the Wrong Place
- Pre-Battle Preparations
- Terrain and Unit Symbols
- Battle Narratives
- Deeper Dive: Multi-Player versions
- Following the herd? - Using expected “Convention”
- 4.5 Step 3: Create “Play.js”
- 4.6 Step 4: Create Supporting functions.
- 4.7 Inside each Game Phase
5 Phaser v3.16+ Code Review
5.1 Main.js - Stage 1
- Phaser III Config
- “Stage 1” Game Mechanics
5.2 Strategy Core Game Mechanisms
- Stage 1 Play.js - “Battle Plans”
- Stage 1 Play.js - “Pre-Battle Intelligence”
- Stage 1 Play.js - “Conduct the Battle”
- 5.3 Stage 2 - Artwork Themes Substitutions
- 5.4 Stage 2 - battlefield Terrain
- 5.1 Main.js - Stage 1
6 Phaser v2.x.x Integrated CMS Code Review
- 6.1 “p2a” Main.js: Stages 1 & 2 consolidated
6.2 “p2a” Boot.js & Load.js: Stages 1 & 2 consolidated
- Cross-Origin Requests
- 6.3 “p2a” story.js: Stages 1 & 2 consolidated
- 6.4 “p2a” menu.js: Stages 1 & 2 consolidated
6.5 “p2a” demo.js: Tutorial Game
- “p2a” demo.js Overview
6.6 “p2a Battle Plans” with sprinkles
- “p2a” play.js Overview
- “p2a” play.js Battle Plan UI
- “p2a” play.js Drop Zones
- “p2a” play.js “btnOver” function
“p2a” play.js “
“p2a” play.js “
- 6.7 “p2a Pre-Battle Intelligence” with sprinkles
- 6.8 “p2a Conduct the Battle” with sprinkles
7 Phaser III Game Shell: The CMS!
- 7.1 Generic
- 7.2 Generic Boot.js
- 7.3 Generic Preload.js
- 7.4 Generic Splash.js or Language.js
7.5 Generic Menu.js
- Sample CMS page — Credits.js
- Deeper Dive: Using JAMStack as an SSG …
- Deeper Dive: Static Site Generators (SSG)
8 Plug-in Enhancements
- 8.1 Twitter Plugin
- 8.2 Gameboard Plugin
- 4 Core “Strategy” Game Construction
8.3 Game Distribution & Marketing
- Introduction: 8-Step Deployment Method.
- 8.4 Book Review Protocol
- 8.5 Tell the world about your game!
- 8.3 Game Distribution & Marketing
- Additional Appendices
- Other resources:
- Selling your Game Assets
- Appendix: Online Game Development
- Appendix: Making WebXR Games!
- Appendix: Phaser III Plugins
Appendix: “How to Start a WebSocket”
- Testing Your Browser
WebSocket Protocol Handshake
- Deeper Dive: WebSocket API
Sample Source Code: Client-side WebSocket
Step #1: Game
- Step #2: Generate Event handlers
- Step #1: Game
- More Resources
- Deeper Dive: JS Delegation (aka “Inheritance”?)
- The old way
- Objects Linking to Other Objects (OLOO)
- Compare your code
- Exercise Lesson 9:
- Game Singletons
- Deeper Dive: Object Manipulation objects in ES5/6
- Lesson Summary
- Resource References:
Answers to Exercises
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