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JavaScript Plane Bomber Game - DOM practice exercise

person icon Laurence Svekis


JavaScript Plane Bomber Game - DOM practice exercise

Explore how you can build a JavaScript DOM game from scratch - Perfect to explore and practice JavaScript

updated on icon Updated on May, 2024

language icon Language - English

person icon Laurence Svekis

English [CC]

category icon Development,Javascript

Lectures -16

Resources -1

Duration -1 hours



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Course Description

This course is perfect to practice and learn more about the Document Object Model, while building a fun interactive game from scratch.  build your own version of this JavaScript game. Step by step lessons with explanations of JavaScript methods and applying logic to create this mini application. 

Its not always fun and games to learn JavaScript, but in this case it can be :)

Source code is included so you can try the code at the end of the lessons to see it in action.  Useful coding concepts and JavaScript methods are covered to get you more familiar with using them and building out customized applications from scratch.

Scope of the course is to introduce you to element manipulation via the DOM.  Content covered relates to effectively creating interactive and dynamic content for web users.  I keep non JavaScript coding to a minimal to focus directly on JavaScript.  This is a fast paced course straight to the point on how to apply JavaScript.

  • Element selection using querySelector

  • Elements as objects in JavaScript

  • Adding addEventListener Keyboard events

  • Getting Key press values

  • Setup of global variables and objects for gameplay

  • Element creation on the fly createElement() method

  • Adding new elements to the page appendChild()

  • Setting of element attributes setAttribute()

  • Adding animation of content requestAnimationFrame()

  • Updating element position depending on key press

  • Updating element style values

  • Tracking element position within data objects

  • Using offset values of element to get position X,Y

  • Adding classes to elements classList()

  • Applying scoring and game logic for gameplay functionality

  • Creating dynamic values that can scale with game

  • Updating element content innerHTML

  • Applying logic and game concepts.

  • Adding enemy target to gameplay

  • Moving targets and document element with gameplay

  • Adding elements to the page and tracking movement

  • Dynamically creating elements

  • Automation of movement for non player elements

  • Checking element position and determining element overlap

  • Collision Detection between two elements on the page

  • Getting element details getBoundingClientRect()

  • Returning the size of an element and its position relative to the viewport.

  • Debugging and game checking

  • Code review and adjustments

No libraries, no shortcuts just learning JavaScript making it DYNAMIC and INTERACTIVE web application.

Step by step learning with all steps included.


What will you learn in this course:

  • How to use JavaScript
  • How to create elements dynamically
  • Manipulate elements using JavaScript
  • Explore JavaScript Document Object Model


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Fundamental JavaScript concepts
  • Access to computer
  • Use of editor to write code
  • HTML and CSS knowledge
JavaScript Plane Bomber Game - DOM practice exercise


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

14 Lectures
  • play icon Bomber Plane Game Introduction 02:32 02:32
  • play icon Game Area Setup 02:58 02:58
  • play icon JavaScript eventlisteners KeyBoard Events 06:19 06:19
  • play icon JavaScript Start Game 04:51 04:51
  • play icon Add animation frame. 07:48 07:48
  • play icon JavaScript quick Game fixes 04:39 04:39
  • play icon Introducing Game Scoring 02:58 02:58
  • play icon Show Scoreboard to player 02:25 02:25
  • play icon Add Enemy Base 05:13 05:13
  • play icon Make the bomb Dynamically creating elements 07:30 07:30
  • play icon Move bombs Automatically 04:49 04:49
  • play icon Collision Detection 05:23 05:23
  • play icon Final Gameplay Tweaks 07:31 07:31
  • play icon Bomber Plane Code Review 07:20 07:20
Course Resources
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Laurence Svekis

Laurence Svekis

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