Programming Linux Games
by John R. Hall
Publisher: No Starch Press 2001
Number of pages: 433
This is a complete guide to developing 2D Linux games, written by the Linux gaming experts. It discusses important multimedia toolkits (including a very thorough discussion of the Simple DirectMedia Layer) and teaches the basics of Linux game programming. Readers will learn about the state of the Linux gaming world, and how to write and distribute Linux games to the Linux gaming community. One should notice however, that this book doesn't discuss 3D game programming.
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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.
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