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 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 Michael Dawson - Course Technology PTR
If you're ready to jump into the world of programming for games, Beginning C++ Through Game Programming will get you started on your journey, providing you with a solid foundation in the game programming language of the professionals.
by Yasser Jaffal - Bookboon
This book introduces the reader to the programming skills necessary to develop 2D and 3D computer games. The book lists a number of common game mechanics, and illustrates how these mechanics can be bound to each other to give the required behavior.