Multiplayer Game Programming

Architecting Networked Games

Author: Josh Glazer,Sanjay Madhav

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134034341

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The Practical Guide to Building Reliable Networked Multiplayer Games Networked multiplayer games are a multibillion dollar business: some games now attract tens of millions of players. In this practical, code-rich guide, Joshua Glazer and Sanjay Madhav guide you through every aspect of engineering them. Drawing on their immense experience as both game developers and instructors, the authors lead you through building a robust multiplayer architecture, and creating every engine-level system. You’ll learn through in-depth working code examples for two complete games: an action game and a real time strategy (RTS) game. First, Madhav and Glazer review the essentials of networking and network programming from the standpoint of game developers. Next, they walk through managing game data transmission, updating game objects across the network, and organizing the devices that join your game. You’ll learn how to ensure reliable performance despite the Internet’s inherent inconsistencies, and how to design game code for maximum security and scalability. The authors conclude by addressing two increasingly crucial issues: incorporating gamer services and hosting your games in the cloud. This guide’s content has been extensively tested through the authors’ multiplayer game programming courses at USC. It is equally valuable both to students and to working game programmers moving into networked games. Coverage includes How games have evolved to meet the challenges of networked environments Using Internet communication protocols and standards in game development Working with Berkeley Socket, the most widely used networking construct in multiplayer gaming Formatting game data for efficient Internet transmission Synchronizing states so all players share the same world Organizing networking topologies for large-scale games Overcoming latency and jitter problems that cause delays or lost data Scaling games without compromising performance Combating security vulnerabilities and software cheats Leveraging the networking functionality of the popular Unreal 4 and Unity game engines Integrating gamer services such as matchmaking, achievements, and leaderboards Running game servers in the cloud About the Website C++ source code for all examples is available at github.com/MultiplayerBook . Instructors will also find a full set of PowerPoint slides and a sample syllabus.
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Phaser Game Prototyping

Building 100s of games using Game Prototyping templates in HTML5 and Phaser JavaScript Framework

Author: Stephen Gose

Publisher: Stephen Gose LLC

ISBN: 1973509334

Category: Computers

Page: 442

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Phaser Game Prototyping is a hands-on guide for making browser games using Phaser's official, CE (community edition) and the new version 3.x.x (2018) JavaScript Game Framework. Master the important skills and techniques you need for Phaser version 3 now. This book delves into many of the great classic game mechanisms and design mechanics techniques. All written in a fun and friendly style with completed projects and open-ended exercises that encourage you to build your own game projects. You'll also download supporting tools to classify the book’s snippets and add your own modification. Phaser Game Prototyping Part I demonstrates basic game mechanisms from the Phaser JavaScript Game Framework using "SCRUM-style sprints". It starts by showing you how you to build game mechanisms in both Phaser v2 and then in Phaser version 3! By the end of Part I, you’ll have a complete, fully-functional Game Prototype with the supporting tools to manage further game production. You’ll have a game character’s visual and meta descriptions, learned to control your avatar through the keyboard, mouse, or touch-screen interfaces, developed a game environment, created game scene migrations and then learned how to use collision detection within a standard v2 and the improved version 3 game loops, built dynamic menu response system, to build an interactive game world. Phaser Game Prototyping Part II demonstrates how to connect all your new game prototypes into various game mechanics. What I show you will open the pathway to building a game in 7-days or a month. You’ll learn to make RPG maze games, code 6 different combat systems, develop heads-up displays (HUD) that are both internal to and outside of the Phaser canvas, apply 6 different artificial intelligence systems, create tiled-maps with the new Phaser v3 features, and other fast-paced actions that cover all the popular game perspective of 2D and 2.5D gaming. I'll reveal what I'm doing with Phaser v3 in 3D games. You’ll discover how to develop games and multi-level isometric scenes using new features in Phaser v3, and existing features in Phaser v2. All these techniques and supporting source code are explained in an easy-to-understand manner for game designers to gain new skills in Phaser v3 and update their skills in version 2. You’ll find detailed working examples on the book's website with dozens of illustrations and many concepts you can freely apply to your own gaming projects. All the source code annotations enhance the book’s explanation. You can begin your current game conversions into Phaser 3 now. Who This Book Is For: Students -- and professionals -- in game development with some experience in HTML5 and JavaScript who want to enhance -- or begin learning the essential techniques of -- Phaser v2 JavaScript skills into the next Phaser version 3 release. If you are interested in making browser games, especially for the mobile market, then Phaser Game Prototyping is a perfect choice.
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Game Development Using Python

Author: James R. Parker

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 168392181X

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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This book will guide you through the basic game development process using Python, covering game topics including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, etc. Real games are created as you work through the text and significant parts of a game engine are built and made available for download. The companion disc contains all of the resources described in the book, e.g. example code, game assets, video/sound editing software, and color figures. Instructor resources are available for use as a textbook. Features: Teaches basic game development concepts using Python including graphics, sound, artificial intelligence, animation, game engines, collision detection, Web-based games, and more Includes a companion disc with example code, games assets, and color figures Companion files are available for downloading with order number/proof of purchase by writing to the publisher at [email protected]
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Making Multi-Player Online Games

A Game Development Workbook for any Phaser JavaScript Gaming Framework.

Author: Stephen Gose

Publisher: Stephen Gose LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 365

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This book includes game design and implementation chapters using either Phaser JavaScript Gaming Frameworks v2.6.2, CE, v3.16+, AND any other JS Gaming Frameworks for the front- and back-end development. It is a Book of 5 Rings Game Design - "HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL". It further analyzes several freely available back-end servers and supporting middleware (such as PHP, Python, and several CMS). This game design workbook takes you step-by-step into the creation of Massively Multiplayer Online Game as a profitable business adventure - none of this theoretical, local workstation proof of concept! It uses any popular JavaScript Gaming Framework -- not just limited to Phaser.JS!! -- on the client-side browser interfacing into a unique, server-side, application using WebSockets. It is the only book of its kind since January 2017 for Phaser MMO Gaming Framework! Part I leads you through the world of networks, business consideration, MMoG analysis and setting up your studio workshop. I have 40 years of networking career experience in highly sensitive (i.e., Government Embassies) data communications. I am a certified Cisco Academy Instructor and have taught networking, networking security, game design/development, and software engineering for the past 14 years at the college level. Part II Guides you into Multi-player Online Game architecture contrasted to normal single-player games. This lays the foundation for Multi-Player Game Prototypes and reviews a missing aspect in current MMoG development not seen in many online tutorials and example code. Part III contains 3 chapters focused on production and development for the client-side code, client-proxy, server-side code, and MMoG app. This content sets the foundation for what many Phaser tutorials and Phaser Starter-Kits on the market today overlook and never tell you! Upon completion of Part III, you will have your own bespoke MMoG with integrated micro-service, and if you choose, web workers and block-chain. Part IV (Bonus Content) This section includes proprietary Game Rule Books and EULA source code included as a part of your book purchase. It features four (4) Game Recipes -- step-by-step instructions -- listed by complexity "1" = easiest (elementary skills) to "4" = most complex (requiring advanced skills across several IT technology disciplines). Each external “Walk-Through Tutorial” guides you in different aspects of MMoG development. How to migrate single-player games into a 2-player online delivery mode (not using "hot-seat")! How to use dynamic client-side proxy servers and migrate this game from its current single-player mode (with AI Bot) into an online 2-player mode (not using "hot-seat")! How to include "Asynchronous Availability" during gameplay and migrate this gameplay mode (with AI Bot) into an online "Asynchronous Availability" 3-player mode using postal mail or email game turns! The FREE game rule book will help "deconstruct" this game mechanics. This final external "Step-by-Step" tutorial guides us in building a complete MMoG CMS, using MOM over WebSockets for 2 to 8 participants, a membership system, game lobby, player matching services, and other various cloud-based "Back-end as a Services" (BaaS). The FREE game rule book will help "deconstruct" this game mechanics.
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Promotional Marketing

Author: William Robinson,Christine Hauri

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844231518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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