Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
by Michael Dawson
Publisher: Course Technology PTR 2010
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 Tim Hartnell - Ballantine Books
Though dated, Hartnell's book is a good introduction to adventure game construction. While the book focuses on BASIC programming, which wouldn't be a programmer's choice today, it offers sound design techniques for the absolute beginner.
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 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 Hubert Nguyen - Addison-Wesley Professional
This volume provides a snapshot of the latest GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) programming techniques. Readers will find that the latest algorithms create ultra-realistic characters, better lighting, and post-rendering compositing effects.