Making 2D Web games with HTML5

Considering making 2D Web games with royalty-free iClone and CTA assets/sprites? There’s a short new book, Introducing HTML5 Game Development, that’s a basic beginning introduction to coding an HTML5 Web game, using the $99 plug-in-less impact.js engine. A more advanced follow-on book might be Pakt’s HTML5 Games Development by Example: Beginner's Guide

Also interesting, though perhaps more for inspiration, is the new book Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form

“You might not expect it to be so heartfelt — even inspirational. Equal parts autobiography, ethnography [the close study of a culture] , and how-to manual, this book concisely makes the case for the unique power of “zinester” games — independent video games made primarily by one person. For newcomers to video games, it’s a great introduction; for established video game designers, it’s a wake-up call. If you’re teaching a course about video game culture or video game design, this book deserves a spot on your syllabus.”