Gordon McComb

New JavaScript book: Gamer's Guide to Coding

Learn one of today's most important skills—coding—while creating your own games! With this illustrated, interactive guide to coding, you'll discover how to create, test, and play fun 2-D computer games. The games in The Gamer's Guide to Coding use bitmap graphics so you can easily change and update them. Make any game your own unique creation.

No prior programming knowledge is required. With code instruction in JavaScript—a user-friendly programming language used in millions of websites—this book is the perfect springboard for mastering any coding skill, from website creation to business processes, computer engineering, and professional-level game development.

Gamer's Guide to Coding :: Learn JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3 by writing and playing colorful 2-D computer games!


  • 300 pages of step-by-step coding instruction in an easy-to-follow format.
  • Playground Scripts, interactive working examples that let you experiment using a premade framework.
  • Bonus Games, exclusively created for the book, each demonstrating important coding concepts. Play them, tear them apart, rebuild them, even publish your new version.
  • Open source downloadable content, so you don't have to retype anything. All code and game art is provided under the Creative Commons 4.0 Sharealike license.
  • My latest book, coming out in April 2017