Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
by Michael Dawson
Publisher: Course Technology PTR 2010
Number of pages: 433
If you're ready to jump into the world of programming for games, Beginning C++ Game Programming will get you started on your journey, providing you with a solid foundation in the game programming language of the professionals. As you cover each programming concept, you'll create small games that demonstrate your new skills.
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by Chris Crawford - Osborne/McGraw-Hill
One of the pioneer works seriously about video game. It explains what is a game, why people play games, and how to design a game. The author describes in detail what goes into the game design including many examples from his own experience.
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 Brian Greenstone - Pangea Software, Inc
Programming secrets for aspiring Mac game programmers. The book covers OpenGL, HID Manager, OpenAL, Rendezvous, Core Graphics, Quicktime, Maya plug-ins, stereo 3D rendering, AltiVec optimizations, networking, copy-protection, marketing strategies, etc.
by Penn Wu - Global Text Project
These notes are designed to help students learn fundamental principles that apply to game programming regardless of the language used. These principles include gathering input from users, processing game data and rendering game objects to the screen.