Introduction to Game Development

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Author: Steve Rabin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780840031037

Category: Computer games

Page: 980

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Based on the most recent curriculum guidelines of the IGDA, updated in 2008, "Introduction to Game Development, Second Edition" surveys all aspects of the theory and practice of game development, design, and production. Divided into seven independent parts: Critical Game Studies, Game Design, Game Programming (Languages and Architecture), Game Programming Mathematics, Collision Detection, and Physics), Game Programming (Graphics, Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Audio, and Networking), Audio Visual Design and Production, and Game Production and the Business of Games, it features contributions from twenty seven of the leading game developers, programmers, and designers. A must-have resource for anyone looking to understand the entire game development process, the accompanying CD-ROM includes tutorials, animations, images, demos, source code, and PowerPoint lecture slides that reinforce the concepts presented in the book.

Introduction to Game Development

Using Processing

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Author: James R. Parker

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1942270658

Category: Computers

Page: 350

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This book will guide you through the basic game development process, covering game development topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, Web-based games, etc. Real games will be created, and significant parts of a game engine will be built and made available for download. The companion DVD will contain example code, games, and color figures. Processing is a free, graphics-oriented language that provides the basic functionality needed for building games and runs on all major platforms. Moreover, it allows games to be built for desktop computers, HTML 5, and Android. eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected] Features: Teaches basic game development including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, Web-based games, and more Create a small collection of complete computer games developed throughout the book Uses Processing, a free, downloadable platform with a frame by frame display scheme that is perfect for computer games

Introduction to Game Programming: Using C# and Unity 3D

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Author: Vahe Karamian

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0997148403

Category:

Page: 274

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This book is written with two objective in mind, first, to introduce the reader to the concepts of programming using C#, second, to put into practice the concepts in a fun and entertaining way by developing computer games and game design concepts.

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Introduction to Game Development

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Author: I.T. Ninja

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 146894438X

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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I.T. Ninja wrote this book in a series. There is too much knowledge to put into one book when talking about developing your own video games. So this book talks about the history of video games, where video games are going, how to get started in developing video games, as well as creating your first mini-game.

Introduction to Game Programming with C++

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Author: Alan Thorn

Publisher: Wordware

ISBN: 9781598220322

Category: Computers

Page: 367

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Introduction to Game Programming with C++ explores the world of game development with a focus on C++. This book begins with an explanation of the basics of mathematics as it relates to game programming, covers the fundamentals of C++, and describes a number of algorithms commonly used in games. In addition, it discusses several libraries that can help you manage graphics, add audio, and create installation software so you can get started on the path to making both 2D and 3D games.With this book understand the basics of programming in C++, including working with variables, constants, arrays, conditional statements, pointers, and functions; learn how to use the ClanLib library to make 2D games; discover how the OGRE graphics library can be used to implement particle systems and other effects in 3D games; find out how to integrate sound and music into your game.

Design Patterns für die Spieleprogrammierung

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Author: Robert Nystrom

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 395845092X

Category: Computer games

Page: 400

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- Die bekannten Design Patterns der Gang of Four im konkreten Einsatz für die Entwicklung von Games - Zahlreiche weitere vom Autor entwickelte Patterns - Sequenzierungs-, Verhaltens-, Entkopplungs- und Optimierungsmuster Für viele Spieleprogrammierer stellt die Finalisierung ihres Spiels die größte Herausforderung dar. Viele Projekte verlaufen im Sande, weil Programmierer der Komplexität des eigenen Codes nicht gewachsen sind. Die im Buch beschriebenen Design Patterns nehmen genau dieses Problem in Angriff. Der Autor blickt auf jahrelange Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von weltweit erfolgreichen Games zurück und stellt erprobte Patterns vor, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihren Code entwirren und optimieren können. Die Patterns sind in Form unabhängiger Fallbeispiele organisiert, so dass Sie sich nur mit den für Sie relevanten zu befassen brauchen und das Buch auch hervorragend zum Nachschlagen verwenden können. Sie erfahren, wie man eine stabile Game Loop schreibt, wie Spielobjekte mithilfe von Komponenten organisiert werden können und wie man den CPU-Cache nutzt, um die Performance zu verbessern. Außerdem werden Sie sich damit beschäftigen, wie Skript-Engines funktionieren, wie Sie Ihren Code mittels Quadtrees und anderen räumlichen Aufteilungen optimieren und wie sich die klassischen Design Patterns in Spielen einsetzen lassen.

Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development

From Concept to Playable Game with Unity and C#

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Author: Jeremy Gibson Bond

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0133439623

Category: Computers

Page: 944

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Learn Game Design, Prototyping, and Programming with Today’s Leading Tools: Unity™ and C# Award-winning game designer and professor Jeremy Gibson has spent the last decade teaching game design and working as an independent game developer. Over the years, his most successful students have always been those who effectively combined game design theory, concrete rapid-prototyping practices, and programming skills. Introduction to Game Design, Prototyping, and Development is the first time that all three of these disciplines have been brought together into a single book. It is a distillation of everything that Gibson has learned teaching hundreds of game designers and developers in his years at the #1 university games program in North America. It fully integrates the disciplines of game design and computer programming and helps you master the crucial practice of iterative prototyping using Unity. As the top game engine for cross-platform game development, Unity allows you to write a game once and deliver it to everything from Windows, OS X, and Linux applications to webpages and all of the most popular mobile platforms. If you want to develop games, you need strong experience with modern best practices and professional tools. There’s no substitute. There’s no shortcut. But you can get what you need in this book. COVERAGE INCLUDES In-depth tutorials for eight different game prototypes Developing new game design concepts Moving quickly from design concepts to working digital prototypes Improving your designs through rapid iteration Playtesting your games and interpreting the feedback that you receive Tuning games to get the right “game balance” and “game feel” Developing with Unity, today’s best engine for independent game development Learning C# the right way Using Agile and Scrum to efficiently organize your game design and development process Debugging your game code Getting into the highly competitive, fast-changing game industry

Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D

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Author: Ian Parberry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315360616

Category: Computers

Page: 275

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Written by a pioneer of game development in academia, Introduction to Game Physics with Box2D covers the theory and practice of 2D game physics in a relaxed and entertaining yet instructional style. It offers a cohesive treatment of the topics and code involved in programming the physics for 2D video games. Focusing on writing elementary game physics code, the first half of the book helps you grasp the challenges of programming game physics from scratch, without libraries or outside help. It examines the mathematical foundation of game physics and illustrates how it is applied in practice through coding examples. The second half of the book shows you how to use Box2D, a popular open source 2D game physics engine. A companion website provides supplementary material, including source code and videos. This book helps you become a capable 2D game physics programmer through its presentation of both the theory and applications of 2D game physics. After reading the book and experimenting with the code samples, you will understand the basics of 2D game physics and know how to use Box2D to make a 2D physics-based game.

Building HTML5 Games with ImpactJS

An Introduction On HTML5 Game Development

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Author: Jesse Freeman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144933122X

Category: Computers

Page: 140

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Create a real 2D game from start to finish with ImpactJS, the JavaScript game framework that works with the HTML5's Canvas element. Making video games is hard work that requires technical skills, a lot of planning, and—most critically—a commitment to completing the project. With this hands-on guide, you’ll learn how to use Impact with other technologies step-by-step. You’ll pick up important tips about game design, and discover how to publish Impact games to the Web, desktop, and mobile—including a method to package your game as a native iOS app. Packed with screen shots and sample code, this book is ideal for game developers of all levels. Set up your development environment and discover Impact’s advantages Build a complete game with core logic, collision detection, and player and monster behavior Learn why a game design document is critical before you start building Display and animate game artwork with sprite sheets Add sound effects, background music, and text Create screens to display stats and in-game status Prepare to publish by baking your game files into a single file

Learn Unity for Android Game Development

A Guide to Game Design, Development, and Marketing

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Author: Adam Sinicki

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484227042

Category: Computers

Page: 248

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Get a thorough and practical introduction to Unity development for Android devices with no previous experience with game development needed. In this book, you'll go through every step from downloading and installing Unity and the Android SDK, to creating fully functional games. The bulk of Learn Unity for Android Game Development is a simple project to create a 2D platform game complete with touchscreen controls, physics, enemies, respawning, collectibles and more. The book closes with a brief introduction to creating 3D games, virtual reality games for the Gear VR, and other more advanced applications. It also provides some guidance on publishing and marketing, as well as thinking about game design and mechanics. Resources including sprites and scripts are provided in the code download. What You Will Learn Install Unity with the Android SDK Understand and use scripts, prefabs and Android Studio Design a great game Build a game app Add a bit of polish Deploy for various Android devices Build and deploy for 3D games, virtual reality and more Promote your game and make money Who This Book Is For This book requires no previous experience with programming or game development of any kind. Prior experience with the Android ecosystem recommended.

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction

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Author: Jeannie Novak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113370879X

Category: Design

Page: 510

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GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development. With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

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Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12

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Author: Frank Luna

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1944534555

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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This updated bestseller provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12. The book is divided into three main parts: basic mathematical tools, fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and techniques and special effects. It shows how to use new Direct12 features such as command lists, pipeline state objects, descriptor heaps and tables, and explicit resource management to reduce CPU overhead and increase scalability across multiple CPU cores. The book covers modern special effects and techniques such as hardware tessellation, writing compute shaders, ambient occlusion, reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, and character animation. Includes a companion DVD with code and figures. eBook Customers: Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected] FEATURES: • Provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development using DirectX 12 • Uses new Direct3D 12 features to reduce CPU overhead and take advantage of multiple CPU cores • Contains detailed explanations of popular real-time game effects • Includes a DVD with source code and all the images (including 4-color) from the book • Learn advance rendering techniques such as ambient occlusion, real-time reflections, normal and displacement mapping, shadow rendering, programming the geometry shader, and character animation • Covers a mathematics review and 3D rendering fundamentals such as lighting, texturing, blending and stenciling • Use the end-of-chapter exercises to test understanding and provide experience with DirectX 12

An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js

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Author: Travis Faas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315318687

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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Experience the thrill of crafting your own HTML5 game with Phaser.js game engine. HTML5 and modern JavaScript game engines have helped revolutionized web based games. Each chapter in An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js showcases a sample game that illustrates an aspect of Phaser.js (now Lazer.js) that can be used as is, or in remixed games of the developer’s design. Each of these examples help the reader to understand how to optimize JavaScript game development with modern project tooling like Grunt and Bower. Though the world of HTML game development continues to grow and evolve, An Introduction to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser.js, provides a grounded resource and vital learning tool to anyone looking to optimize web game development process.

Beginning Android C++ Game Development

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Author: Bruce Sutherland

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430258314

Category: Computers

Page: 316

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Beginning Android C++ Game Development introduces general and Android game developers like you to Android's powerful Native Development Kit (NDK). The Android NDK platform allows you to build the most sophisticated, complex and best performing game apps that leverage C++. In short, you learn to build professional looking and performing game apps like the book's case study, Droid Runner. In this book, you'll learn all the major aspects of game design and programming using the Android NDK and be ready to submit your first professional video game app to Google Play and Amazon Appstore for today's Android smartphones and tablet users to download and play. The techniques contained in this book include building a game engine, writing a renderer, and building a full game app with entities, game levels and collisions. As part of the tutorial you'll also learn about inserting perspectives using cameras and including audio in your game app.

The Hive Cooperative's Einstein & the Honeybee

An Introduction to Game Design and Game Development

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Author: Rees Shad,Dylan Shad,Chris Aiken,Rocio Rayo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479113576

Category: Games

Page: 174

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Einstein & the Honeybee: An Introduction to Game Design and Game Development By The Hive Cooperative This book is a wonderful introduction to game design, methodologies, and usability issues. The book helps young designers of college age to gain a grasp of important concepts and necessary terminology that modern game developers need to know. Professor Rees Shad and his band of game fanatics bring readers on a light hearted romp that explores and illustrates the meaning of play, rule sets, and game mechanics, while introducing readers to important concepts in iterative design, collaborative methodologies, and the role of narrative. The Hive Cooperative is a group of educators and students who gathered together to edit and augment professor Shad's original document into a more approachable type of textbook. Literally testing the approaches described in the book on the work itself in order to assure that members of the target audience would not only understand, but also enjoy learning about game design. Written by: Rees Shad Asides and addendums written by: Dylan Shad, Chris Aiken, & Rocio Rayo Illustrated by: Amara Dioubate & Elijah Richmond Edited by: Rocio Rayo, Dylan Shad, Elijah Richmond, Chris Aiken, Rees Shad, & Pamela Shad Layout: Elijah Richmond The Hive Cooperative - Media & More Bronx, NY With help from The Ravenfox Fund Supporting educational opportunities & social innovation (c)2012 by The Hive Cooperati

Game Development Essentials

An Introduction

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Author: Jeannie Novak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781401862718

Category: Computer games

Page: 430

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This book "examines content creation and the concepts behind the development of genres, story, character, environment, level design, interface design, platform-specific design, and audio. The author also looks to the future of the game industry and in particular at such promising technologies as online and mobile game development." - back cover.

Awesome Game Creation

No Programming Required

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Author: Jason Darby

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1584506032

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Awesome Game Creation: No Programming Required, Third Edition teaches game enthusiasts and aspiring developers how to create your own computer games without programming skills. It teaches how the whole game design process works, beginning with an overview

Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4

All-in-one, Multi-platform Game Development

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Author: Sue Blackman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430248998

Category: Computers

Page: 808

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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity 4 is perfect for those who would like to come to grips with programming Unity. You may be an artist who has learned 3D tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or Cinema 4D, or you may come from 2D tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. On the other hand, you may just want to familiarize yourself with programming games and the latest ideas in game production. This book introduces key game production concepts in an artist-friendly way, and rapidly teaches the basic scripting skills you'll need with Unity. It goes on to show how you, as an independent game artist, can create interactive games, ideal in scope for today's casual and mobile markets, while also giving you a firm foundation in game logic and design. The first part of the book explains the logic involved in game interaction, and soon has you creating game assets through simple examples that you can build upon and gradually expand. In the second part, you'll build the foundations of a point-and-click style first-person adventure game—including reusable state management scripts, dialogue trees for character interaction, load/save functionality, a robust inventory system, and a bonus feature: a dynamically configured maze and mini-map. With the help of the provided 2D and 3D content, you'll learn to evaluate and deal with challenges in bite-sized pieces as the project progresses, gaining valuable problem-solving skills in interactive design. By the end of the book, you will be able to actively use the Unity 3D game engine, having learned the necessary workflows to utilize your own assets. You will also have an assortment of reusable scripts and art assets with which to build future games. What you’ll learn How to build interactive games that work on a variety of platforms Take the tour around Unity user interface fundamentals, scripting and more Create a test environment and gain control over functionality, cursor control, action objects, state management, object metadata, message text and more What is inventory logic and how to manage it How to handle 3D object visibility, effects and other special cases How to handle variety of menus and levels in your games development How to handle characters, scrollers, and more How to create or integrate a story/walkthrough How to use the new Mecanim animation Who this book is for Students or artists familiar with tools such as 3ds Max or Maya who want to create games for mobile platforms, computers, or consoles, but with little or no experience in scripting or the logic behind games development. Table of Contents 01. Introduction to Game Development 02. Unity UI basics 03. Introduction to Scripting 04. Terrain Generation and Environment 05. Exploring Navigation 06. Cursor Control and Interaction 07. Importing Assets 08. Action Objects 09. Managing State 10. Exploring Transitions 11. Physics and Special Effects 12. Message Text and HUD 13. Inventory Logic 14. Managing Inventory 15. Dialogue Trees 16. Mecanim 17. Game Environment 18. Setting up the Game 19. Menus and Levels