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1 decade ago by Bearses

So I purchased Impact, watched the videos, checked out the tutorials, and read all the docs. I'm okay at actionscript and jquery, but never really learned much plain JS.

Problem is, I'm still at a loss as to where i should begin. Should I learn javascript on my own then come back to impact when i'm more educated, or are there some more tutorials (i.e. building a game from scratch) that i could dig into?

1 decade ago by SnakePlissken has some good JavaScript tuts and w3 schools is always a great resource... Best way to learn is to do in my opinion so keep your game simple at first and try to complete it start to finish and you will feel comfortable enough to work on a full fledged idea. This will get you comfortable with the engine along with JavaScript.

1 decade ago by Xander

I wouldn't say I know much JS at all. But I've studied java and c++ enough that I can write JS code and check out syntax online when necessary.

Do you have any other language experience?

1 decade ago by UltimateBrent

It would probably be your best interest to check out some of the tutorials that Snake was talking about. For the most part, it's pretty straightforward code.

Where you'll get tripped up though is Impact's structure of how it does things. It uses a little bit more complicated methods of passing around anonymous functions and objects to create new entities and methods. Generally though, if you look at some of the example files and copy what they did, you'd be okay without actually understanding what he did.

1 decade ago by Jerczu

Stoyan Stefanovs book object oriented JavaScript is a great book for everyone who already code or wants to start coding in JavaScript
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