Pro Java 6 3D Game Development
by Andrew Davison
Publisher: Apress 2007
Number of pages: 528
Pro Java 6 3D Game Development (PJ3D) explains how to program 3D games in Java on a PC, with an emphasis on the construction of 3D landscapes. The author assumes you have a reasonable knowledge of Java, the sort of thing picked up in a first Java course at school.
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by Georgios N. Yannakakis, Julian Togelius - Springer
The book is the first comprehensive textbook on the application and use of artificial intelligence in games. It will be used by educators and students of graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on game AI as well as game AI practitioners at large.
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This is a stepping stone to to give people the knowledge to begin thinking about what is going on with their games. You need to know a little more about what's going on behind the scenes with your system to be able to keep your games healthy.
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