The Python Game Book
by Horst Jens et al.
Publisher: thepythongamebook.com 2012
The Python Game Book written by Horst Jens and friends aims to provide interested students and teachers a broad range of material to teach themselves how to write computer games using the language Python and other free Open Source tools.
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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 Michael Abrash - Coriolis Group Books
A book for game developers and serious assembly language programmers. It explores the technology behind the popular Doom and Quake 3-D games, and explains optimized solutions to 3-D graphics problems from texture mapping, hidden surface removal, etc.
by Garry Morse
This tutorial starts with basic issues in the Java language with regard to applets, particularly for beginners or knowledgeable programmers who wish to make online Java presentations or games. The tutorial applets are available for downloading.
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.