HTML5 Games Most Wanted gathers the top HTML5 games developers and reveals the passion they all share for creating and coding great games. You'll learn programming tips, tricks, and optimization techniques alongside real-world code examples that you can use in your own projects. You won't just make games—you'll make great games.
Given the fiercely competitive state of the iPhone app landscape, it has become increasingly challenging for app designers and developers to differentiate their apps. The days are long gone when it was possible to crank out an app over the weekend and refine it after receiving a few not so flattering user reviews. Users now have choices -- lots of them. If your app is difficult to use or doesn't meet their needs, finding another one is just a tap away.
Providing an overview of developing games for Windows Phone 7 while working within XNA Game Studio 4, this comprehensive resource covers such essential topics as device/emulator, development tools, device orientation, tilt and accelerometer sensors, multi-touch, working with Cloud and Web services, and more. Three complete games are included within the book plus hands-on explanations and clear example codes help you gain a deeper understanding of the Windows Phone 7 features so that you can start building a game right away....
This is a book about user interface design. As a consequence, you’ll find lots of screenshots and only very
little code. Several of the authors don’t even have a programming background, but they all share the same passion
David Barnard of App Cubby is one such person; he has created a suite of essential utilities that enjoy
great popularity on the App Store. In Chapter 1, he takes you through the process of perfecting entry views and
presenting data, which both play central roles...
So you wanna be a hotshot game designer? Well, if you have a basic grasp of Macromedia Flash MX, you can.
Unafraid to tackle some of the more complicated aspects of game creation (including physics and
trigonometry!), this comprehensive reference covers it all. Macromedia Flash Game Design Demystified starts
out with the basics: planning, adapting ActionScript techniques, using introductory Flash game techniques,
and more. Then it gets down to the real business of building simple games.
Get started with MintDuino, the Maker Shed kit that's perfect for learning or teaching the fundamentals of how microcontrollers work. This hands-on book shows you how to build a complete MintDuino project from start to finish. Learn how to assemble the microcontroller on a breadboard (no soldering required), and immediately begin programming it.
You'll build the MintDuino Reflex Game in five separate stages or sub-tasks. Breaking down a large project into manageable tasks helps you track down errors quickly...
In Learning iOS Game Programming, you’ll learn how to build a 2D tile map game, Sir Lamorak’s Quest: The Spell of Release (which is free in the App Store). You can download and play the game you’re going to build while you learn about the code and everything behind the scenes. Daley identifies the key characteristics of a successful iPhone game and introduces the technologies, terminology, and tools you will use.
This book shows how to build complete 2D and 3D games with all essential components
from scratch; shapes, image effects, animation, 3D model creation and use,
graphics math, collision detection, 3D audio, split-screen, and networked games. All
code examples are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format. This book
targets development for the PC and Xbox 360 and introduces development for the
Learn the structure of a 3D world and how to implement a variety of 3D techniques including terrain generation and 3D model rendering.
Build three different types of 3D games step-by-step, including a first-person maze game, a battlefield tank game, and a 3D sidescrolling action game on the surface of Mars.
Learn to utilize High Level Shader Language (HLSL) to add lighting and multi-texturing effects to your 3D scenes.
So you have a great idea for an iPhone or iPad game, but you've never programmed before. Where to start? Here! With GameSalad, you can design, build, and publish a 2D game in the App Store using an easy-to-use, no-programming-required game creation tool. Learn GameSalad for iOS shows you how to set up your development environment and how to create a variety of simple 2D games from a breakout-style game to an arcade shooter to a maze game. You'll also learn how to use GameSalad to create a non-game app as well. This book also takes you beyond game development...
Includes a chapter on developing games in Flash for the iPhone!
Gary Rosenzweig's ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Second Edition is the best hands-on tutorial for learning ActionScript 3.0, the programming language behind Flash Professional CS5. You will master all the basics of ActionScript programming by building 16 robust games. One step at a time, you'll learn techniques (and get tested code) that can be adapted to virtually any project, from games to training and advertising....
A Guide to Engineering Experiences
How do you design a video game that people love to play? In this practical guide, game designer Tynan Sylvester shows you how to create emotionally charged experiences through the right combination of game mechanics, fictional wrapping, and story. You’ll learn design principles and practices used by top studios, backed by examples from today’s most popular games. This book also takes you through the day-to-day process necessary to keep your project on track: when to build and when to test, how to work with a team, and how to avoid creative dead ends.
Build your next game on a bigger scale with Pro HTML5 Games. This book teaches you the essentials of advanced game programming in HTML5. You’ll learn techniques that you can transfer to any area of HTML5 game development to make your own professional HTML5 games!
Led by an expert game programmer, you’ll build two complete games in HTML5: a strategy puzzle game based on the Box2d physics engine and in the style of Angry Birds and a real-time strategy (RTS) game complete with units, buildings, path-finding, artificial intelligence, and multiplayer support.
So you have a great game idea for iPhone or iPad, but Objective-C just seems a bit daunting. What are your alternatives? The App Store is very picky about languages, but there is hope: Lua is a versatile, lightweight, fast, and easy to learn language that you can use to build your iOS games and get them accepted into the App Store.
Learn Lua for iOS Game Development walks you through the Lua basics, then shows you how to create games using the top Lua frameworks like Corona SDK, Gideros, Moai, and even how to create games on the iPad (not...
Want to get started building applications for Android, the world’s hottest, fast-growing mobile platform? Already building Android applications and want to get better at it? This book brings together all the expert guidance–and code–you’ll need!
(BQ) Ebook 10 Reading Comprehension Card Games build students’ reading comprehension skills with these fun and easy-to-play games that give kids practice in identifying the main idea, understanding plot, predicting outcomes, recognizing cause and effect, and more. A great way to get students ready for the standardized tests!
C++ is a powerful language that unifies high-level programming paradigms, such as object oriented
programming, with low-level efficiencies, such as the ability to directly manipulate memory. For these
reasons, C++ has been embraced as the language of choice among game developers.
Here's the scoop on building and marketing great games for the iPhone and iPad!
The iPhone and iPad are the hottest techno-gadgets on the market today, and games for it are even hotter. To help you cash in on the trend, this book shows what it takes to create a good iPhone and iPad game and how to get it into the App Store.
The need for Business Intelligence (BI) solutions and data analysis has always
existed, and so have different approaches to fulfill this need. Traditional BI software
has heavily relied on techniques that have been around and persisted through the
decades, but newer technologies have emerged in recent times that have proven
to be more flexible and, therefore, more adequate for the evolving environment in
which they are used. QlikView is an example of this kind of disruptive technology, a
kind of software that changes the rules of the game.
QlikView is different; that's a fact.
The Unreal UDK features Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine 3, used to create bestselling games such as Infinity Blade for iOS, and popular console games like Borderlands and Bioshock. Now, you can build your own Unreal game for the iOS platform.
Beginning iOS 3D Unreal Games Development covers using the Unreal UDK game creation system to create 3D games for the iOS platform, which includes the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.