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As an experienced game programmer, I found this book very helpful in porting my games to the HTML5 platform, better than the other books I've read. If you are trying to learn game programming, van der Spuy is a great teacher, but you probably would be better served learning game programming in Flash before tackling HTML5.
Either way, this book is well worth buying. I initially bought the Kindle edition, and I found it so useful that I bought the print edition as well.
A few reviews here have mentioned an abundance of code errors and editorial problems, or issues with their copy of the book but in my experience - this just isn't so. I am halfway through this book and have only found three very insignificant errors so far so if you somehow end up with a bad copy, just contact the publisher or return it for another copy... Keep in mind is is also available through Safari for free if your a student, or you may purchase the eBook edition through Apress.
I knocked it down one star because the part about bouncing a ball off another ball wasn't very well explained, and I was really looking forward to that part. I know that it's a deep topic but his suggestion of Googling "vectors" wasn't very helpful for me as I only found more complicated math "stuff" by MIT folks and others far more math-inclined than I am. I must have read that chapter a hundred times but his short, single-sentence explanation of each step didn't help me visualize what I was doing at all, so in the end I just decided to blindly use the code block he provides when the situation comes up.Read more ›
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Great book, author has a good sense of entertainment and humor.Published 2 months ago by Jeff Eagley
I love this book! As a beginning HTML5 game programmer I bought just about every book on the subject, but the Rex van der Spuy book is the easiest to understand and the one I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angela Ralano
This book may be good conceptually. I'm still not sure of this yet. I will tell you that the examples are not working for me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dr. Judy Jarecki-Black
Excellent book with just the right balance between conciseness and detail. It is easy to read and clearly illustrates the material; it presents. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KOBAM
Overall useful reference book...BUT in the Kindle version there is obviously no code file to open and I am finding the code examples (when typed in exactly as printed... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kathy J. Gallo
This is my first review I ever wrote on Amazon. But I was so surprised by the book that I would like to recommend it to others. Read morePublished on April 23, 2014 by Václav Sluník