HTML5 Canvas Game: The Player Ship

A space ship on a starry background in space

In this second installment of the Galaxian Style HTML5 game series (which has been a long time coming),  I’ll be showing you how to create movement on the canvas by using techniques such as dirty rectangles, multiple canvases, and object pools. So sit back, relax, and let’s get to it!

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HTML5 Canvas Game: Panning a Background

A starry background in space used for scrolling

As promised some time ago, I finally finished the Galaxian Style HTML5 game and am now ready to write a five part tutorial series about it. The game will be written completely from scratch without any external libraries so that you can see what it takes to make a game work on the canvas. So without further ado, let the tutorials begin!

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Galaxian Style HTML5 Game

HTML5 game screen shot that this tutorial covers.

In this series of tutorials, I will be covering how to write an HTML5 game similar to the 1979 arcade game Galaxian from the ground up. There will be 5 installments in this series, each one will cover one part or aspect of the game. It will cover everything from setting up the game to web optimization in coding. I’ll link each new tutorial as I finish them here so they can all be in one location.

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