Pixel Art for Game Developers

Author: Daniel Silber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482252317

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Is the art for your video game taking too long to create? Learning to create Pixel Art may be the answer to your development troubles. Uncover the secrets to creating stunning graphics with Pixel Art for Game Developers. The premier how-to book on Pixel Art and Pixel Art software, it focuses on the universal principles of the craft. The book provides an introduction to Pixel Art, its utility, foundational elements, and concepts such as light and shadow. It offers tutorials on creating animations and serves as a functional guide for the most common methodology in 2D game development. Gamers love the retro feel of Pixel Art, and lucky for you it is easy to create. You'll love the tiny file sizes that will reduce compile times and help your game run faster. Providing you with the skills to create the characters and environments needed for 2D games, this book will help you: Create tilesets to build game environments Understand light and shadow Work efficiently with pixels Use atmospheric and linear perspective Create professional-quality Pixel Art This book has chapters dedicated to theory as well as step-by-step tutorials, both of which describe the process explicitly. Whether you are an artist, programmer, indie developer, or certified public accountant, after reading this book, you'll understand the steps necessary to create production-quality Pixel Art graphics. Praise for the Book: Pixel Art and Pixel Art games are very popular and the technique is a great way for independent creators to create very good-looking games with limited resources. It’s frankly shocking that there hasn’t been a resource like this before ... a very timely book. —Chris Totten, George Mason University, Washington, DC, USA
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2D Graphics Programming for Games

Author: John Pile,Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466501898

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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The success of Angry Birds, Peggle, and Fruit Ninja has proven that fun and immersive game experiences can be created in two dimensions. Furthermore, 2D graphics enable developers to quickly prototype ideas and mechanics using fewer resources than 3D. 2D Graphics Programming for Games provides an in-depth single source on creating 2D graphics that can be easily applied to many game platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox 360, and the PlayStation Suite. The author presents examples not only from video games but also from art and animated film. The book helps new programmers learn the concepts and techniques used to produce appealing 2D graphics. It starts with the basics and then covers topics pertaining to motion and depth, such as cel animation, tiling, and layering. The text also describes advanced graphics, including the use of particle systems, shaders, and splines. Code samples in the text and online allow readers to see a particular line of code in action or as it relates to the code around it. In addition, challenges and suggested projects encourage readers to work through problems, experiment with solutions, and tinker with code. Full of practical tools and tricks, this color book gives novices in-depth guidance on making professional, high-quality graphics for games. It also improves the relationship between programmers and artists by explaining how certain art and design challenges can be solved with a programmatic solution.
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Final Fantasy III (FF3) Pixel Art Sketchbook, Sketchpad and Drawing Pad for Pixel Artists, Indie Game Developers, Retro Video Game Makers and Pixel Art Character Designers

Author: 2k.design

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979807593

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Page: 88

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Pixel art Final Fantasy III (FF3) 16px X 24px gridded sketchbook, sketchpad and drawing pad for professional pixel art character designers, indie video game developers, digital artists and enthusiast pixel art creators. Create awesome pixel art sprites in the style of Nintendo Super NES (SNES) Final Fantasy III (FF3) video game pixel art character sprites. Book features: 16px X 24px FF3 pixel art grids 40 pages x 6 grids per page (for a total of 240 16px X 24px grids) FF3 thumbnail sketch boxes on opposite side of each grid page Red, yellow and green sprite body part guides Vibrant blue-colored grid designs optimal for easy digital reproduction Book size: 8.5" x 8.5" Printed on high quality color paper Pixel art cheat sheet found in front of book (these tips include: pixel art straight lines, curved lines, common sprite sizes, sprite directions, sprite animation sequences, simple tonal dithering, complex pattern dithering, and pixel-perfect circles) This pixel art sketchbook is part of a series of professional pixel art drawing books that focus on common pixel art grid sizes. For other pixel grid sizes, search Amazon or Google for "pixel art sketchbook."
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Mostly Codeless Game Development

New School Game Engines

Author: Robert Ciesla

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484229703

Category: Computers

Page: 219

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Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous programming experience and explores all major areas of game development in a succinct, entertaining fashion. Have you dreamed of making your own video game? Do you find the prospect daunting? Fear not. A new generation of game engines has emerged. Lengthy and complicated feats of programming are largely a thing of the past in video game development. To create commercially viable games you simply need the right tools, many of which are discussed in this book. A gigantic software team isn't a must-have prerequisite for success. The one-person operation is back. What You Will Learn Master the concepts and jargon used in game creation for the beginner Find the best game development suite for your project Make the most out of related graphics and audio production software Discover video game marketing essentials Who This Book Is For People with no programming experience who desire a career in the video game industry as producers or independent, single-person developers./div
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Retro Pixel Art Sketch Pad

Pixel Art Doodling for All Ages

Author: Gazzapper Press

Publisher: Gazzapper Press

ISBN: 9780993474439

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Page: N.A

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Large drawing sketch pad (8" x 10") for Game Developers, artistic kids and adult fans of retro gaming. Use for game projects and sprite character animations for your gaming projects. Pixel art is very popular today - with many Indie developers using pixel art in their video games. Create sprites of your favorite gaming characters using this book for pixel art on the go! Create your own versions of Nintendo, Minecraft and Atari game characters or create your own images entirely. Use for creating Pixel Art in 16 x 16, 32 x 32 and 64 x 64 sprite sizes. Contains over 700 sprite grids and custom Palette grids to record your sprite color schemes. Each grid is a light grey to ensure that pixel artwork will come to the foreground as you create using colored pencils. Pick up a copy and practice or improve your pixel art skills by doodling in blank sprite grids. An idea gift for 8-bit drawing fun. Ideal for Game Designers / Pixel Artists / Game Jams / Creative Kids etc
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Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development

Author: Steffen Itterheim

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484202627

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 1940

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SpriteBuilder is the fun and versatile game development environment that is a natural successor to Cocos2D, Cocos3D, and Chipmunk2D. In Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development, experienced game developer and author Steffen Itterheim shows you how to get the most out of SpriteBuilder to create a full-featured 2D action game that you can use as a basis for your own games. You'll learn SpriteBuilder best practices, how to incorporate SpriteBuilder into your game development workflow, and how to use the various features of SpriteBuilder, including game physics, scrolling, menus, and playing audio assets. You'll learn everything from the basics to advanced topics like visual effects, soft-body physics, rendering textured polygons and porting to Android. You'll be using both SpriteBuilder and the latest version of Cocos2D, version 3. If you have a bit of iOS development experience and you want to learn to create imaginative 2D games, Learn SpriteBuilder for iOS Game Development is exactly the book you need.
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Character Design for Mobile Devices

Author: NFGMan

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780240808086

Category: Computers

Page: 191

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Mobile gaming on cell phones and portable consoles is a huge business, and many characters have become design icons. However, the physical limitations of these small screens, and the technological challenges of different gaming platforms, mean that designers have had to become experts at creating characters with just a few points of light. Creating art for these devices is a completely different process than used when creating art for highly sophisticated 3D games. The difference between pixel art and art created for 3D games is two-fold: there are practical considerations that must be addressed as well as aesthetic considerations. This book will cover both subjects as well as examining the evolution of gaming graphics--explaining the significance of the changes we've seen in game artistry and what we can learn from examining successful icons and graphics created in the past. Character Design for Mobile Devices looks at the techniques, the inspiration, the technologies, and the creative challenges behind designing characters with only a few pixels at your disposal. Filled with: *Practical and inspirational tutorials that enable you to clearly understand the processes involved in creating art for mobile devices *Timely and inspirational information *Features over 400 full-color images to inspire and instruct
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The Video Game Industry

Formation, Present State, and Future

Author: Peter Zackariasson,Timothy L. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415896525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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The Video Game Industry provides a platform for the research on the video game industry to draw a coherent and informative picture of this industry. Previously this has been done sparsely through conference papers, research articles, and popular science books. Although the study of this industry is still stigmatized as frivolous and 'only' game oriented, those who grew up with video games are changing things, especially research agendas, the acceptance of studies, and their interpretation. This book describes and defines video games as their own special medium. They are not pinball from which they grew, nor movies which they sometimes resemble. They are a unique form of entertainment based on meaningful interactions between individuals and machine across a growing sector of the population. The Video Game Industry provides a reference foundation for individuals seriously interested in the industry at the academic level. As a result, this book will serve as a reference in curricula associated with video game development for years to come.
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Releasing HTML5 Games for Windows 8

Author: Jesse Freeman,Jesse Freeman, (Te

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449360483

Category: Computers

Page: 160

View: 8104

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Windows 8 presents an incredible opportunity for distributing and monetizing HTML5 games, and this guide shows how you can profit from it. You’ll learn everything you need to know about porting your original web-based JavaScript game to the new "touch-first" version of Windows, as well as several options for selling your game in Windows Store. Windows 8 is a big leap forward for developers because it treats HTML5 as a first-class citizen, alongside C# and C++. Interactive development expert Jesse Freeman explains how Windows 8 works, gets you started with Visual Studio Express (it’s free!), and uses a case study to show you how to port an HTML5 game with ease. Learn which games and JavaScript libraries work best on Windows 8 Adjust artwork for different screen resolutions and Windows 8 features Accommodate mouse, keyboard, touch, and other game controls Optimize your game to run well on any Windows 8 device Understand the steps for publishing your game to Windows Store Explore fixed price, trial mode, ad support, and in-app purchase options Use a web-first workflow to ensure your game runs on many other platforms
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