Programming Linux Games
by John R. Hall
Publisher: No Starch Press 2001
Number of pages: 433
This is a complete guide to developing 2D Linux games, written by the Linux gaming experts. It discusses important multimedia toolkits (including a very thorough discussion of the Simple DirectMedia Layer) and teaches the basics of Linux game programming. Readers will learn about the state of the Linux gaming world, and how to write and distribute Linux games to the Linux gaming community. One should notice however, that this book doesn't discuss 3D game programming.
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by Al Sweigart - No Starch Press
Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in this book, you'll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit!
by Bob Nystrom - gameprogrammingpatterns.com
Game Programming Patterns is a book on architectural patterns in game code. I dug up and polished the best patterns I've found in games and presented them here so that we can spend our time inventing things instead of re-inventing them.
by Andrew Davison - O'Reilly Media
This book is for people who already know the basics of Java. It teaches reusable techniques which can be pieced together to make lots of games. For example, how to make a particle system, first-person keyboard controls, a terrain follower, etc.
This tutorial is designed to provide a guide to using XNA to help create games in as simple and a visual way as possible. Examples of all of the basic elements to get started on a simple game are included, including controls, sound, and gameplay.