Action Arcade Adventure Set
by Diana Gruber
Publisher: Coriolis Group Books 1994
Number of pages: 512
The art and science of creating side scroller games is documented quite thoroughly in this book. If you can look past some obvious anachronisms, you will find that this old book still contains a lot of useful information. While you will probably want to write your game engine to support modern technology, this text still provides a roadmap on how such engines are written.
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