The Java Game Development Tutorial
by Fabian Birzele
Publisher: Java Cooperation 2004
The tutorial will give you a very detailed introduction into the development of online games using Java. The first 5 chapters will lead you from the basic structure of an applet to the development of a whole game. The next chapters will give you solutions to problems like AI, level editors, random generation of landscapes, etc. You should be already able to program in Java, although you don't have to be an expert.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
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.
by Martin Fierz
These pages intend to give a comprehensive overview of the elements of a computer program which can play two-player strategy games like tic-tac-toe, connect four, checkers and chess. Code fragments in this text are written in C.
This book is a collection of tutorials on game creation with Microsoft's XNA framework. Contents: Basics; Game Design; Mathematics and Physics; Programming; Audio and Sound; 2D/3D Game Development; Networking and Multiplayer; AI; Kinect; etc.
by Richard Fabian - dataorienteddesign.com
A practical guide for game developers working to create triple A titles across multiple platforms, for independent developers trying to get the most out of target hardware, for anyone who develops cutting edge software in restrictive hardware.