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Beginning C++ Game Programming


Author: John Horton
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1786467771
Category: Computers
Page: 520
View: 9008
Learn C++ from scratch and get started building your very own games About This Book This book offers a fun way to learn modern C++ programming while building exciting 2D games This beginner-friendly guide offers a fast-paced but engaging approach to game development Dive headfirst into building a wide variety of desktop games that gradually increase in complexity It is packed with many suggestions to expand your finished games that will make you think critically, technically, and creatively Who This Book Is For This book is perfect for you if any of the following describes you: You have no C++ programming knowledge whatsoever or need a beginner level refresher course, if you want to learn to build games or just use games as an engaging way to learn C++, if you have aspirations to publish a game one day, perhaps on Steam, or if you just want to have loads of fun and impress friends with your creations. What You Will Learn Get to know C++ from scratch while simultaneously learning game building Learn the basics of C++, such as variables, loops, and functions to animate game objects, respond to collisions, keep score, play sound effects, and build your first playable game. Use more advanced C++ topics such as classes, inheritance, and references to spawn and control thousands of enemies, shoot with a rapid fire machine gun, and realize random scrolling game-worlds Stretch your C++ knowledge beyond the beginner level and use concepts such as pointers, references, and the Standard Template Library to add features like split-screen coop, immersive directional sound, and custom levels loaded from level-design files Get ready to go and build your own unique games! In Detail This book is all about offering you a fun introduction to the world of game programming, C++, and the OpenGL-powered SFML using three fun, fully-playable games. These games are an addictive frantic two-button tapper, a multi-level zombie survival shooter, and a split-screen multiplayer puzzle-platformer. We will start with the very basics of programming, such as variables, loops, and conditions and you will become more skillful with each game as you move through the key C++ topics, such as OOP (Object-Orientated Programming), C++ pointers, and an introduction to the Standard Template Library. While building these games, you will also learn exciting game programming concepts like particle effects, directional sound (spatialization), OpenGL programmable Shaders, spawning thousands of objects, and more. Style and approach This book offers a fun, example-driven approach to learning game development and C++. In addition to explaining game development techniques in an engaging style, the games are built in a way that introduces the key C++ topics in a practical and not theory-based way, with multiple runnable/playable stages in each chapter.

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Beginning C

From Novice to Professional
Author: Ivor Horton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430202432
Category: Computers
Page: 614
View: 3609
C is the programming language of choice when speed and reliability are required. It is used for many low-level tasks, such as device drivers and operating-system programming. For example, much of Windows and Linux is based on C programming. The updated 4th edition of Beginning C builds on the strengths of its predecessors to offer an essential guide for anyone who wants to learn C or desires a ‘brush-up’ in this compact, fundamental language. This classic from author, lecturer and respected academic Ivor Horton is the essential guide for anyone looking to learn the C language from the ground up.


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Beginning C++ Programming


Author: Richard Grimes
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787129284
Category: Computers
Page: 526
View: 9449
Modern C++ at your fingertips! About This Book This book gets you started with the exciting world of C++ programming It will enable you to write C++ code that uses the standard library, has a level of object orientation, and uses memory in a safe and effective way It forms the basis of programming and covers concepts such as data structures and the core programming language Who This Book Is For A computer, an internet connection, and the desire to learn how to code in C++ is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Get familiar with the structure of C++ projects Identify the main structures in the language: functions and classes Feel confident about being able to identify the execution flow through the code Be aware of the facilities of the standard library Gain insights into the basic concepts of object orientation Know how to debug your programs Get acquainted with the standard C++ library In Detail C++ has come a long way and is now adopted in several contexts. Its key strengths are its software infrastructure and resource-constrained applications, including desktop applications, servers, and performance-critical applications, not to forget its importance in game programming. Despite its strengths in these areas, beginners usually tend to shy away from learning the language because of its steep learning curve. The main mission of this book is to make you familiar and comfortable with C++. You will finish the book not only being able to write your own code, but more importantly, you will be able to read other projects. It is only by being able to read others' code that you will progress from a beginner to an advanced programmer. This book is the first step in that progression. The first task is to familiarize you with the structure of C++ projects so you will know how to start reading a project. Next, you will be able to identify the main structures in the language, functions, and classes, and feel confident being able to identify the execution flow through the code. You will then become aware of the facilities of the standard library and be able to determine whether you need to write a routine yourself, or use an existing routine in the standard library. Throughout the book, there is a big emphasis on memory and pointers. You will understand memory usage, allocation, and access, and be able to write code that does not leak memory. Finally, you will learn about C++ classes and get an introduction to object orientation and polymorphism. Style and approach This straightforward tutorial will help you build strong skills in C++ programming, be it for enterprise software or for low-latency applications such as games or embedded programming. Filled with examples, this book will take you gradually up the steep learning curve of C++.

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Beginning .NET Game Programming in VB .NET


Author: David Weller,Alexandre Santos Lobao,Ellen Hatton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1590594010
Category: Computers
Page: 440
View: 7614
This highly-anticipated title provides a clear introduction to game programming for VB .NET programmers! Microsoft insiders have written an easy-to-read guide, so you can start programming games quickly. This book even includes an introduction to Managed DirectX9, and other advanced .NET features, like animation and sounds. Code examples are actually complete games, and include .Nettrix , .Netterpillars, River Pla.NET, Magic KindergarteN., D-iNfEcT, Nettrix II (for the Pocket PC), and a version of the classic game, Spacewars.

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Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition

Learn C Programming for the Arduino
Author: Jack Purdum
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484209400
Category: Computers
Page: 388
View: 6602
Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition is written for those who have no prior experience with microcontrollers or programming but would like to experiment and learn both. Updated with new projects and new boards, this book introduces you to the C programming language, reinforcing each programming structure with a simple demonstration of how you can use C to control the Arduino family of microcontrollers. Author Jack Purdum uses an engaging style to teach good programming techniques using examples that have been honed during his 25 years of university teaching. Beginning C for Arduino, Second Edition will teach you: The C programming language How to use C to control a microcontroller and related hardware How to extend C by creating your own libraries, including an introduction to object-oriented programming During the course of the book, you will learn the basics of programming, such as working with data types, making decisions, and writing control loops. You'll then progress onto some of the trickier aspects of C programming, such as using pointers effectively, working with the C preprocessor, and tackling file I/O. Each chapter ends with a series of exercises and review questions to test your knowledge and reinforce what you have learned.

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Beginning C, 5th Edition


Author: Ivor Horton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430248823
Category: Computers
Page: 688
View: 4409
Beginning C, 5th Edition teaches you how to program using the widely-available C language. You'll begin from first-principles and progress through step-by-step examples to become a competent, C-language programmer. All you need are this book and any of the widely available free or commercial C or C++ compilers, and you'll soon be writing real C programs. C is a foundational language that every programmer ought to know. C is the basis for C# used in Microsoft .NET programming. It is the basis for Objective-C used in programming for the iPhone, the iPad, and other Apple devices. It is the basis for the C++ that is widely used in a great many contexts, including the GNU Project. It underlies the Linux operating system and many of its utilities. Learning C provides a strong foundation for any programming care, and will even help you better understand more modern languages such as Java. Beginning C is written by renowned author Ivor Horton. The book increases your programming expertise by guiding you through the development of fully working C applications that use what you've learned in a practical context. You’ll also be able to strike out on your own by trying the exercises included at the end of each chapter. At the end of the book you'll be confident in your skills with all facets of the widely-used and powerful C language. The only beginning-level book to cover the latest ANSI standard in C Revised to cover C99 features newly-supported by language compilers Emphasizes writing code after the first chapter Includes substantial examples relevant to intermediate users

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Beginning Android C++ Game Development


Author: Bruce Sutherland
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430258314
Category: Computers
Page: 316
View: 8153
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.

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Game Programming in C++

Creating 3D Games
Author: Sanjay Madhav
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0134597311
Category: Computers
Page: 528
View: 4561
Program 3D Games in C++: The #1 Language at Top Game Studios Worldwide C++ remains the key language at many leading game development studios. Since it’s used throughout their enormous code bases, studios use it to maintain and improve their games, and look for it constantly when hiring new developers. Game Programming in C++ is a practical, hands-on approach to programming 3D video games in C++. Modeled on Sanjay Madhav’s game programming courses at USC, it’s fun, easy, practical, hands-on, and complete. Step by step, you’ll learn to use C++ in all facets of real-world game programming, including 2D and 3D graphics, physics, AI, audio, user interfaces, and much more. You’ll hone real-world skills through practical exercises, and deepen your expertise through start-to-finish projects that grow in complexity as you build your skills. Throughout, Madhav pays special attention to demystifying the math that all professional game developers need to know. Set up your C++ development tools quickly, and get started Implement basic 2D graphics, game updates, vectors, and game physics Build more intelligent games with widely used AI algorithms Implement 3D graphics with OpenGL, shaders, matrices, and transformations Integrate and mix audio, including 3D positional audio Detect collisions of objects in a 3D environment Efficiently respond to player input Build user interfaces, including Head-Up Displays (HUDs) Improve graphics quality with anisotropic filtering and deferred shading Load and save levels and binary game data Whether you’re a working developer or a student with prior knowledge of C++ and data structures, Game Programming in C++ will prepare you to solve real problems with C++ in roles throughout the game development lifecycle. You’ll master the language that top studios are hiring for—and that’s a proven route to success.

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Beginning Game Programming

A GameDev.net Collection
Author: John Hattan,Drew Sikora
Publisher: Course Technology
ISBN: 9781598638059
Category: Computers
Page: 514
View: 9607
Features a compilation of the best articles from GameDev.net on basic game programming topics, including C++, SQL, XML, collision detection, debugging, and scripting, chosen by the editors of the site. All articles have been updated and revised for the current technology, and the book also includes brand new articles never before published.

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Beginning .NET Game Programming in C#


Author: David Weller,Alexandre Santos Lobao,Ellen Hatton
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430207213
Category: Computers
Page: 440
View: 5069
* Adapted for C# by key Microsoft Insiders from a previous bestseller--Lead author is the .NET Game evangelist at Microsoft! * An easy-to-read, soup-to-nuts guide that helps you start programming games fast * Packed with code examples that are complete games, Beginning .NET Game Programming in C# includes an introduction to Managed DirectX 9 and is also an introduction to exciting advanced features of .NET, including the Speech API to generate voices, synchronizing mouth animations with generated sounds, the .NET Compact Framework, data access with ADO.NET, collision detection, and artificial intelligence. * Includes complete code listings and applications for all games included in the book: .Nettrix (a Tetris clone), .Netterpillars (a Snakes clone), River Pla.Net (River Raid clone), Magic KindergarteN., D-iNfEcT, and Nettrix II (for the Pocket PC) as well as a version of the classic game Spacewars and a "Twisty Cube" game that did not appear in the VB .NET version.

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Beginning Game Programming: CD-ROM


Author: Michael Morrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780672326592
Category: Computer games
Page: 601
View: 904

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C# Game Programming: For Serious Game Creation


Author: Daniel Schuller
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435456238
Category: C#
Page: 439
View: 6056
Even experienced game developers sometimes have a hard time making their vision for a great game a reality. The number of available programming languages, libraries, and production methods can make the development process overwhelming and result in compli

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Beginning C# Game Programming


Author: Ron Penton
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781592005178
Category: Computers
Page: 318
View: 6916
Are you ready to try your hand at programming games using C#? "Beginning C# Game Programming" is your ideal introductory guidedesigned to jumpstart your experience with C# and DirectX 9. It includes the fundamental topics youll need to know and covers additional topics that youll find helpful along the way. Begin with a comprehensive look at programming with C#from the basics of classes to advanced topics such as polymorphism and abstraction. Then its on to DirectX 9 as you learn how to create a basic framework and a Direct3D device. Youll also cover DirectSound and DirectInput. Put your newfound knowledge to the test as you program a complete game!

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Beginning C++ Game Programming


Author: Michael Dawson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781592002054
Category: Computers
Page: 335
View: 3751
Describes the basics of computer game programming with C++.

Game Coding Complete


Author: Mike “MrMike” McShaffry
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1584506962
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 9637
Are you looking for practical, ready-to-use ideas to help you design more innovative and unique video games? David Perry on Game Design: A Brainstorming Toolbox is a brainstorming and strategy guide for game designers, filled with inspiration-generating t

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Game Programming Patterns


Author: Robert Nystrom
Publisher: Genever Benning
ISBN: 0990582914
Category: Computers
Page: 354
View: 5909
The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.

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Beginning iPhone Games Development


Author: PJ Cabrera,Peter Bakhirev,Ian Marsh,Ben Smith,Eric Wing,Scott Penberthy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430225998
Category: Computers
Page: 728
View: 6277
iPhone games are hot! Just look at the numbers. Games make up over 25 percent of total apps and over 70 percent of the most popular apps. Surprised? Of course not! Most of us have filled our iPhone or iPod touch with games, and many of us hope to develop the next best-selling, most talked-about game. You’ve probably already read and mastered Beginning iPhone 3 Development; Exploring the iPhone SDK, the best-selling second edition of Apress’s highly acclaimed introduction to the iPhone and iPod touch by developers Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche. This book is the game-specific equivalent, providing you with the same easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, more deep technical insights, and that familiar friendly style. While games are all about fun, at the same time, they’re serious business. With this Beginning iPhone Games Development book, you’re going to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with some hardcore coding. While you may have written games before, this book will take you further, immersing you in the following topics: Game graphics and animation with UIKit, Quartz, Core Animation, and OpenGL ES Game audio with OpenAL, MediaPlayer Framework, AV Foundation, and AudioSession Game networking with GameKit, Bonjour, and Internet sharing For those looking for iPad game development coverage and/or iOS 5 SDK specific game coverage, check out the published Beginning iOS 5 Games Development by Lucas Jordan from Apress. What you’ll learn Efficient methods for drawing in 2D and 3D to the iPhone screen Game-specific animation techniques with Core Animation To use OpenGL ES for more complex and realistic gaming backgrounds and action Numerous ways to add music to enhance the gaming experience How to give your users access to their iPhone libraries from within games The tools and techniques of 3D audio for creating even more realistic gaming experiences How to do networking right, including two-player games over Bluetooth and multiplayer games over Wi-Fi Who this book is for All game developers who desire to create iPhone and/or iPod touch games. Table of Contents A Revolutionary Gaming Platform Games for Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere Developing iPhone Games Peeking Inside the iPhone Toolbox Moving Images on a Small Screen—UIKit Controls She Shoots, She Hits, She Scores! Flipping Out and Sweeping Away with Core Animation OpenGL Basics: Wrapping Your Head Around the OpenGL AP Putting It Together: Making a Game in OpenGL The Next Steps: Atlases, Sprites, and Particles—Oh My Introduction to Core Audio Making Noise with OpenAL 3D Audio—Turning Noise into Game Sound Streaming: Thumping, Pulse-Quickening Game Excitement Networking for iPhone Games: Introductio Going Head to Head Party Time Connecting with the Outside World Putting It All Together: Now Comes the Fun Part

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Game Programming All in One


Author: Bruno Miguel Teixeira de Sousa
Publisher: Course Technology
ISBN: 9781931841238
Category: Computers
Page: 952
View: 2569
Teaches fundamental C++ programming and provides information for programming games in Windows, exploring topics such as DirectX, game mathematics, data structures and algorithms, artificial intelligence, and physics.