HTML5 Game Development: Keeping Track with the Timer Object

Part of the HTML5 Game Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Timer object will help you keep track of time in your games. You can have as many timers as you wish in your game.

timerObj = new Timer() Creates a new Timer object called timerObj. The counter automatically begins counting when it is created.
reset() Resets the timer so it begins counting at zero.
getElapsedTime() Returns the number of seconds since the timer was created or reset.
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