VU Artful Coding: web-based games development 1



Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien


  • 13 October 2021–26 January 2022 Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich, Online (Hybrid: VZA7 & online)
  • 05 October 2022–01 February 2023 Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich (VZA7)


Coding, Programming, Web Development, Software Development, HTML, CSS, Games, Digital Arts, Computational Art, Creative Coding, Media Art, JavaScript


Artful coding can be many things. Besides the creative mastery of the tools of the trade, it often also means a playful approach to developing computer programmes. More specifically it can also mean to create playful digital content by applying a (playful) approach to computer programming. In this course we will approach this kind of coding and you will learn the basic skills to develop simple games that can be run in (almost) any web browser and be integrated into (almost) any web page. The course will get you up to speed with the basics of web development, based on HTML5, CSS and modern Javascript (ES6>). While the first three sessions aim at getting everyone to a point where you have the basic skills to create simple web based games, the later sessions focus on implementing three different kinds of simple games: a typing game, a memory game and a physics-based jumping block game. At the end of the course you will be tasked with a final project, the contents of which will be chosen throughout the course. The minimal version of a final project is an individual adaptation of one of the three games implemented in the course (e.g. build you own experimental extension, quirky and whacky mechanics, reflective/engaging/provocative content, ...). As a teaser, this course also readies you to attend the Artful Coding II course in summer semester, which will introduce you to a professional and mobile ready HTML5 game engine and facilitate a more open approach to create your very own kind of web based game. Open teaching course web site:

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  • Universität für angewandte Kunst in Wien, Wien, Österreich
  • Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
  • 1010 Wien
  • Österreich
  • Online

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Published By: Andrea Klaura | Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien | Publication Date: 09 May 2022, 11:31 | Edit Date: 07 September 2023, 09:51