Anyone familiar with Zynga's Farmville understands how fun and addictive real-time social games can be. This hands-on guide shows you how to design and build one of these games from start to finish, with nothing but open source tools. You'll learn how to render graphics, animate with sprites, add sound, validate scores to prevent cheating, and more, using detailed examples and code samples.
Use HTML5’s canvas element to build smooth animations with sprites
Create an isometric grid pattern for high-performance graphics
Design a GUI that works equally well on mobile devices and PCs
Add sound to your game with HTML5’s audio element
Implement the game’s path-finding function with WebWorkers
Build a client data model on the server with PHP and MySQL
Make your game come alive with dynamic CSS3 objects