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Algorithms and Networking for Computer Games is an essential guide to solving the algorithmic and networking problems of modern commercial computer games, written from the perspective of a computer scientist. Combining algorithmic knowledge and game-related problems, the authors discuss all the common difficulties encountered in game programming. The first part of the book tackles algorithmic problems by presenting how they can be solved... more...

This book provides an introduction to the entire field of game programming. As readers work through the book, they will produce two working games: one in 2D and one in 3D--offering a good introduction to DirectX programming. Beginning with an introduction to basic Windows programming, this book quickly advances to the basics of DirectX programming, moving up from surfaces to textures and then to 3D models. This book offers coverage of the introductory... more...

This book takes a real-world, in-depth journey through the game-design process, from the initial blue sky sessions to pitching for a green light. The author discusses the decision and brainstorming phase, character development and story wrap, creation of content and context outlines, flowcharting game play, and creating design documents. Special features include examples of both classic and contemporary games, and interviews with many of the game... more...


A 2009 Game Developer Magazine Front Line Award Finalist, this book covers both the theory and practice of game engine software development, bringing together complete coverage of a wide range of topics. The concepts and techniques described are the actual ones used by real game studios like Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog. The examples are often grounded in specific technologies, but the discussion extends way beyond any particular engine or API. The... more...


GET PAID TO PLAY! 30 years in the making, the first book to offer everything you need to go from rags to riches in the fabulous videogame industry is here - are you ready to nail the ultimate high score? A must-have for anyone seeking a career in game art, design, audio, programming, marketing, journalism and sales! Learn how to break into the business and hit the jackpot from industry legends including Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, Trip Hawkins, Will... more...

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stories in between: narratives and mediums @ play is a unique text exploring the interplay between stories and media. The discussion focuses around the Myst narrative as it moves across media from games to books to comics to games. Along the way, the text also discusses the Sandman comics, and the hypermedia of Ultima Online and MitterNachtSpiel. This text was created hypertextually to exist online as a website with an inter-related book. Also, it has... more...

BE A HERO IN THE ULTIMATE GAME Are you a top-rated gamer? Then you might have the skills to play the Game ... where players are sponsored by actual demon lords, gods and goddesses, or Lovecraftian nightmares. Enter Thera, a real kingdom at the crossroads of many other worlds,but with all the augmented-reality interfaces, character progression,and game mechanics that players know and love. And the stakes of The Game? Nothing less than Creation--every... more...

In the 1987 Nintendo Entertainment System videogame Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, a character famously declared: I AM ERROR. Puzzled players assumed that this cryptic mesage was a programming flaw, but it was actually a clumsy Japanese-English translation of "My Name is Error," a benign programmer's joke. In I AM ERROR Nathan Altice explores the complex material histories of the Nintendo Entertainment System (and its Japanese... more...

Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom is one of first practical resources that helps teachers integrate the study of video games into the classroom. The book is comprised of over 100 video game related activity ideas appropriate for Grades 4 to 12. Virtually every subject area is addressed. The book is augmented with several discussion articles contributed by scholars, journalists, and bloggers who routinely write about video... more...