Web Developer by Day, Game Developer by Night


Today’s modern browser is an excellent platform for games. If you’re developing web applications, you already have the skills you need to make and publish your first game! What you need to learn now are the fundamentals of game development. It is a different way of thinking than we are used to when building business applications, but the result is high performance graphics, audio, and controls that you can use to make the game you’ve always wanted. Support touch, mouse, keyboard, or the controller from your Xbox! The web is truly ready for game development.

In this talk, Chris will introduce you to PhaserJS. It takes care of the basics so you can concentrate on your game. We’ll build a basic game using HTML and JavaScript and you’ll see that it fits right at home on phones, tablets, and desktops. We’ll discuss using powerful toolkits like Apache Cordova to publish to iOS, Android, Windows Phone or the Windows Store. Afterwards, you’ll have taken your first step into the world of building games and have the support of a growing community behind you!

Chris Gomez

Chris is a software developer who loves to share what he’s learned with everyone. A Microsoft MVP, Chris regularly discusses topics such as ASP.NET, Game development, Cloud development and how to grow as a developer at user groups, conferences, and the Static Void Podcast (www.staticvoidpodcast.com)