Read text from a JSON file

Hey guys. Super noob question, but how do I read in text from a json file. If I could have a quick example I think I would be off to the races, but for some reason I feel a bit lost. I am simply trying to read text from the file. The format is taking the first name and last name of a character.

In the Editor, you can create a new JSON asset by selecting the ‘+’ button in the Asset panel. Edit the JSON and add something like:

    "characters": [
            "firstName": "John",
            "lastName": "Smith"
            "firstName": "Jane",
            "lastName": "Bloggs"

Then, in a script, you can do:

pc.script.create('game', function (app) {
    // Creates a new Game instance
    var Game = function (entity) {
        this.entity = entity;

    Game.prototype = {
        // Called once after all resources are loaded and before the first update
        initialize: function () {
            // Read the character data from the JSON asset
            var characterData = app.assets.find('Characters').resource;
            var characters = characterData.characters;

            // Print the names to the JS console
            for (var i = 0; i < characters.length; i++) {
                var character = characters[i];
                console.log(character.firstName + ' ' + character.lastName);

        // Called every frame, dt is time in seconds since last update
        update: function (dt) {

    return Game;

Does that help?

I was in the vicinity because I made the JSON file and I just could not figure out the syntax. I feel kind of silly knowing it was this simple, but then again, I am just a humble developer still learning the ropes. Thanks for your time and help.