Beginning C++ Through Game Programming

Author: Michael Dawson,Mike Dawson

Publisher: Course Technology Ptr

ISBN: 9781598633603

Category: Computers

Page: 361

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Describes the fundamentals of C++ programming and its relationship to games, with information on such topics as random number generation, game loops, and the standard template library.
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Beginning C++ Through Game Programming, 3rd Edition

Author: Dawson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435457439

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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BEGINNING C++ THROUGH GAME PROGRAMMING, THIRD EDITION approaches learning C++ from the unique and fun perspective of games. Written for the beginning game developer or programmer, the book assumes no previous programming experience and each new skill and concept is taught using simple language and step-by-step instructions. Readers will complete small projects in each chapter to reinforce what they've learned and a final project at the end combines all of the major topics covered in the book. Featuring twenty five percent new material, this third edition covers all the latest technology and advances.
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Beginning C++ Game Programming

Author: John Horton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786467771

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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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 OpenGL Game Programming

Author: Dave Astle,Kevin Hawkins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781592003693

Category: Computers

Page: 310

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Discusses the basics of using OpenGL to create computer games that have realistic graphics.
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Game Programming in C++

Start to Finish

Author: Erik Yuzwa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781584504320

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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Designed by hobbyists and beginning developers, a helpful handbook takes programmers step-by-step through a series of hands-on exercises that teach them how to build a complete 3D asteroid game, covering such topics as engine creation, 3D programming with SDL and OpenGL, animation effects, audio, and networking, using such tools as VisualStudio.NET, Paintshop Pro, and more, which are included on the accompanying CD-ROM. Original. (Beginner)
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Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner

3rd Edition

Author: Michael Dawson

Publisher: Course Technology; 3rd edition (January 1, 2010)

ISBN: 1435455002

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the "for the absolute beginner" series teach the principles of programming through simple game creation. You will acquire the skills that you need for practical Python programming applications and will learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios. Throughout the chapters, you will find code samples that illustrate concepts presented. At the end of each chapter, you will find a complete game that demonstrates the key ideas in the chapter, a summary of the chapter, and a set of challenges that tests your newfound knowledge. By the time you finish this book, you'll be well versed in Python and be able to apply the basic programming principles you've learned to the next programming language you tackle.
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Beginning C++ Programming

Author: Richard Grimes

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787129284

Category: Computers

Page: 526

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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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