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 Development

Second Edition

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Author: Steve Rabin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1584506792

Category: Games

Page: 1016

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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 Design

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Author: David McConnell,Jeffrey McConnell

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763781750

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Providing an introductory overview of the many facets of game design, this resource also introduces game creation using the popular software, Game Maker (with a trial version on the accompanying CD-ROM).

Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10

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Author: Frank Luna

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1598220535

Category: Computers

Page: 502

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Introduction to 3D Game Programming with DirectX 10 provides an introduction to programming interactive computer graphics, with an emphasis on game development, using DirectX 10. The book is divided into three main parts. Part I explores basic mathematical tools, Part II shows how to implement fundamental tasks in Direct3D, and Part III demonstrates a variety of techniques and special effects. With this book understand how vectors, matrices, and transfomations are used in the creation of computer games; discover how to implement lighting, texture mapping, blending, and stenciling to increase the realism of your scenes; explore techniques for creating special effects, including terrain rendering, shadow mapping, particle systems, and reflections; learn about new Direct3D 10 features such as geometry shaders, the stream out pipeline stage, texture arrays, and primitive IDs; test your knowledge and programming skills with the end-of-chapter exercises.

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.

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction

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Author: Jeannie Novak

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111307652

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.

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

Android Studio Game Development

Concepts and Design

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Author: Jerome DiMarzio

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484217187

Category: Computers

Page: 95

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This short book walks you through the process of creating mobile games using the new Android Studio IDE. Android Studio Game Development introduces you to the key tools in Android Studio and gives you the knowledge you need to develop games in Android Studio. This book takes you from installing Android Studio, through exploring the IDE to creating a new project and setting up GitHub as a VCS. You'll then be well equipped to tackle the game-development topics that make up the rest of the book. You'll learn about OpenGL ES and how to deal with polygons, before mastering image loading and sprite sheets. The final three chapters cover topics vital to successful game development: interactivity. You'll gain skills in reading user input, responding to that input with in-game movement, and detecting collisions. You'll learn: How to create projects in Android Studio How to use the SDK manager to keep your Android SDK current How to commit to and get projects from GitHub How to use OpenGL ES to load images How to react to player input How to debug your games using Android Studio Audience This book is for those who may be new to game development who have some experience with Android Studio IDE and Android. To learn about Android Studio, check out Learn Android Studio IDE by Gerber and Craig (Apress).