Build the Game of Life Using JavaScript

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Build the Game of Life Using JavaScript

Learn how to build a Game of Life using JavaScript

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon Javascript,Development,Web Development


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Course Description

This course is for web developers who have basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming skills and want to learn how to build a generative game using JavaScript.

JavaScript frameworks are great tools for building mobile apps. They’re efficient, lower development costs, and tend to have the security benefits that come with large, active communities of developers.

In this course, we’ll build the Game of Life, a project that takes you through building a generative, cellular automaton game from start to finish in a one-page app using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This project is a great way for you to integrate your skills with markup, style, and behavior by creating an interactive and dynamic application right in your browser. In this project, we’ll make heavy use of the DOM, events, timing, and simple logic to create a truly generative application.

By the end of this course, we’ll be able to build a creative and completely running gaming application with JavaScript.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Build a generative game in the browser with less coding
  • Use JavaScript to create the game view
  • Create grids and add interactive features to it like buttons
  • Create and add grid model
  • Update the View from the Model
  • Learn how to fix a bug, finalize the game design, and do testing


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • For this course, you need basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript programming skills.
Build the Game of Life Using JavaScript


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Build the Game of Life
3 Lectures
  • play icon Guide to the Project 02:54 02:54
  • play icon Introduction 01:31 01:31
  • play icon The Game Plan 01:51 01:51
Create the View
4 Lectures
Interact with the Grid
7 Lectures
Create the Grid Model
6 Lectures
Update the View
6 Lectures
Finish the Game
6 Lectures

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