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Game Programming in C++ Game Programming in C++

You can program games in many languages, but C++ remains the key language used by many leading development studios. Since it's the language used in their enormous code bases, it's the language they need to maintain and improve their games and look for most often when hiring new developers. Game Programming in C++ is today's practical, hands-on approach to programming 3D video games in C++. Drawing on the author's pioneering experience teaching game development at USC, it guides you through all key concepts hands-on, and helps you deepen your expertise through several start-to-finish, in-depth game projects. Author Sanjay Madhav introduces core concepts one at a time, in an easy-to-digest fashion, paying special attention to the math that professional game developers need to know. Step by step, you'll become increasingly comfortable with real-world C++ game development, and learn how to use C++ in all facets of game programming, including graphics, physics, AI, a ...
Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development

Break into the most lucrative platform in the world by adding HTML5 game development to your current skillset. Zarrar Chishti has trained developers from a wide range of programming disciplines to cross over into HTML5 game development. Whatever your vocation, whether it be an Application Databases Systems developer or a Professional Web developer, with this book you will learn to evolve your current coding skills to become eligible for the biggest gaming platform in the world. From the first chapter you will see encouraging results immediately as you power through a challenging and fun project that has been uniquely designed and developed for this book. With the relentless backing of the giants of the industry including Apple and Google, HTML5 is rapidly becoming the leading technology for game development. Furthermore nearly every mobile device, tablet and PC system offer full support to the latest games developed in HTML5. Never before has there been such a widely acce ...
MMOs from the Outside In MMOs from the Outside In

This follow-up volume to MMOs from the Inside Out is a further collection of bold ideas, information, and instruction from one of the true pioneers of Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. Whereas its predecessor looked at how MMOs can change the world, MMOs from the Outside In: How Psychology, Law, Culture and Real Life see Massively-Multiplayer Role-playing Games looks at how the world can change MMOs - and not always for the better. The aim of this book is to inform an up-coming generation of designers, to alert and educate players and designers-to-be, and to caution those already working in the field who might be growing complacent about society's acceptance of their chosen career. Playing and creating MMOs does not happen in a bubble. MMOs are so packed with potential that those who don't understand them can be afraid, and those who do understand them can neglect their wider impact. Today's examples are little more than small, pioneering colonies on the shore of ...
Android TV Apps Development Android TV Apps Development

This one-of-a-kind short book walks you through creating fantastic entertainment apps for one of the newest Android platforms. Android TV Apps Development: Building Media and Games will demystify some of the newest APIs and present the tools necessary for building applications that run on Android TV. Walking through example applications, you will learn the vocabulary necessary to solve real-world problems and how to present your content on the television through Android. In addition to practical code examples, you will learn about various design considerations that will make using your apps an enjoyable experience for users. ...
The Android Game Developer The Android Game Developer's Handbook

Gaming in android is an already established market and growing each day. Previously games were made for specific platforms, but this is the time of cross platform gaming with social connectivity. It requires vision of polishing, design and must follow user behavior. This book would help developers to predict and create scopes of improvement according to user behavior. You will begin with the guidelines and rules of game development on the Android platform followed by a brief description about the current variants of Android devices available. Next you will walk through the various tools available to develop any Android games and learn how to choose the most appropriate tools for a specific purpose. You will then learn JAVA game coding standard and style upon the Android SDK. Later, you would focus on creation, maintenance of Game Loop using Android SDK, common mistakes in game development and the solutions to avoid them to improve performance. We will deep dive into ...
MMOs from the Outside In MMOs from the Outside In

This follow-up volume to MMOs from the Inside Out is a further collection of bold ideas, information, and instruction from one of the true pioneers of Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. Whereas its predecessor looked at how MMOs can change the world, MMOs from the Outside In: How Psychology, Law, Culture and Real Life see Massively-Multiplayer Role-playing Games looks at how the world can change MMOs - and not always for the better. The aim of this book is to inform an up-coming generation of designers, to alert and educate players and designers-to-be, and to caution those already working in the field who might be growing complacent about society's acceptance of their chosen career. Playing and creating MMOs does not happen in a bubble. MMOs are so packed with potential that those who don't understand them can be afraid, and those who do understand them can neglect their wider impact. Today's examples are little more than small, pioneering colonies on the shore of ...
Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials

Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools that gives you power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy it to iOS and Android devices. It can be used for the development of simple 2D games or even stunning high-end visuals. Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today. This book will introduce you to the most popular game development tool called Unreal Engine 4 with hands-on instructions for building stunning video games. You will begin by creating a new project or prototype by learning the essentials of Unreal Engine by getting familiar with the UI and Content Browser. Next, we'll import a sample asset from Autodesk 3ds max and learn more about Material Editor. After that we will learn more about Post Process. From there we will continue to learn more about Blueprints, Lights, UMG, C++ and more. ...
Android TV Apps Development Android TV Apps Development

This one-of-a-kind short book walks you through creating fantastic entertainment apps for one of the newest Android platforms. Android TV Apps Development: Building Media and Games will demystify some of the newest APIs and present the tools necessary for building applications that run on Android TV. Walking through example applications, you will learn the vocabulary necessary to solve real-world problems and how to present your content on the television through Android. In addition to practical code examples, you will learn about various design considerations that will make using your apps an enjoyable experience for users. ...
SFML Game Development By Example SFML Game Development By Example

Simple and Fast Multimedia Library (SFML) is a simple interface comprising five modules, namely, the audio, graphics, network, system, and window modules, which help to develop cross-platform media applications. By utilizing the SFML library, you are provided with the ability to craft games quickly and easily, without going through an extensive learning curve. This effectively serves as a confidence booster, as well as a way to delve into the game development process itself, before having to worry about more advanced topics such as “rendering pipelines” or “shaders.” With just an investment of moderate C++ knowledge, this book will guide you all the way through the journey of game development. The book starts by building a clone of the classical snake game where you will learn how to open a window and render a basic sprite, write well-structured code to implement the design of the game, and use the AABB bounding box collision concept. ...
SFML Essentials SFML Essentials

SFML is a cross-platform, object-oriented multimedia API that is written in C++. It provides a simple interface to ease the development of games and multimedia applications. This book will guide you through everything you need to know about building a 2D game in SFML. Concepts such as Sprites, Textures, Animation, and Cameras are explored in depth and finally the book ends with advanced topics like shaders and networking. You will also learn how to play sound and music on top of the gameplay. Every step through the journey is filled with examples in C++ to guide you in the right direction. By the end of the book you will feel confident about creating 2D games with SFML, without investing too much time on it. This book contains a set of fast-paced tutorials about the core features of SFML. ...
Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids, 2nd Edition Raspberry Pi Projects for Kids, 2nd Edition

The Raspberry Pi is a single-board mini computer designed to get more people (particularly children) interested in computer programming. It aims to make programming tools and educational programs as accessible as possible, making it very easy to get started with. This book will guide you through six fun projects that show how programming can be used to be creative. Each project has clear step-by-step instructions and explanations helping children grasp the concepts easily. You will start by setting up the Raspberry Pi and get to grips with the Scratch programming language to create simple animations. Gain and put to use your understanding of Python to write simple yet useful programs. Create and play a physical game by connecting it to the Raspberry Pi en route to become aware of a number of other possible uses for a very similar circuit/program. Finally, with an understanding of Sonic Pi, you will create your own music. ...
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