Develop a Top-Down Action RPG with Phaser 3 [2018]

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Learn how to make your own multi-level, top-down action RPG game with Phaser 3 and Tiled, and start mastering this ever-popular game style.

Discover how to create playable characters that can move around the map, pick up collectibles, and shoot and take damage from enemies – all while gaining a fundamental understanding of RPG game development concepts, which you can apply to your own unique game projects.

This extraordinarily comprehensive course will teach you how to: 

Use Tiled with Phaser 3

  • Installing the Tiled Map Editor
  • Adding Sprites and Objects to levels
  • Create game maps with Tiled and export them into Phaser

Set up your project 

  • Use Webpack to split your code into multiple files and bundle it into a build file
  • Utilize newer JavaScript features by using Babel, NPM, Node.js and ES6
  • Scale your game so that it resizes as the window does.

Work with Levels 

  • Transition between Phaser scenes to access different levels
  • Pass data between scenes to maintain player state between levels

Manage Player and Object Interaction 

  • Add the player to the game and listen for input to enable player movement
  • Handle collisions between the player and game objects in blocked layers
  • Update the camera to follow the player
  • Creating collectible coins by making sprites interactive

…and much more! 

This is an intermediate-level course. It is assumed that you have basic JavaScript skills (including ES6), as well as basic experience with Phaser.

Tools and Frameworks

Phaser 3.8.0, npm 5.6, Node.js 8.11, Tiled 1.1.5, Babel 7.2.2, Webpack 4.28.3

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