Hi! I'm Christopher Lis, an award winning, full-stack web
developer who has worked professionally for clients such as Ford,
Harvard University, and Brave People (I made their site and won
for it) for over eight years.
The earliest memory I have in life is when I was three years old: I
was planted in front of my parent's boxy, 90's style television;
cozied up in my pajamas, and doing my best to comprehend the pixels
flickering in front of me. As I pressed right on my dad's Nintendo's
d-pad, I'd watch an 8-bit Mario run across the screen, just to fall
into the very first hole (I wasn't the prodigy I imagined I was at
three years old.) I'd do this over, and over, and over again, with
the utmost joy, knowing that Mario fell down that hole, just because
I told him to.
This small, but important experience got me hooked on videogames for
the majority of my childhood years. I've played (and beaten) pretty
much every single Mario game released, and have logged countless
hours across other games such as Starcraft II, Kingdom Hearts, and
Breath of the Wild.
Playing these games so often, it was only natural that at some point
I had the desire to make them. The thing is, when I was growing up,
YouTube wasn't really a thing until I was in highschool (2007), and
I had trouble finding any tutorials that taught anything actully
In today's day and age, finding interesting tutorials that actually
teach you something is much more prevalent, but what I noticed was,
With my passion for videogames and my desire to continue learning, I
programming skills and start creating games in which anyone could
play on the web.
This course covers everything I've learned throughout my eight years
of professional programming, particularly how to develop games with
the right resources and put all of the pieces together correctly
(like I had to do), I've compiled everything into a few hours worth
of concise, straight to the point videos, that'll get you started
with all of the basics required to program your very own Mario-style