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  • Video Game Programming for Kidsby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Cengage Learning PTR 2014; US$ 14.00

    Do you like to play video games? Have you ever thought about making video games yourself? If so, this is the book for you! In this fun-to-use book, teacher and game developer Jonathan Harbour will teach you about game programming and show you how to create your own video games. Even if you've never programmed a computer before, by following the... more...

  • Advanced 2D Game Developmentby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 49.99

    Get ready to build a complete, professional-quality 2D game engine from start to finish! "Advanced 2D Game Development" is your comprehensive guide to 2D game development using DirectX in the C++ programming language. Each chapter of the book covers one major component of the game engine, including 2D and 3D rendering, DirectInput, FMOD audio,... more...

  • Beginning Game Programmingby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 34.99

    Beginning Game Programming, Third Edition shows budding game developers how to take their game ideas from concept to reality. Requiring only a basic understanding of the C++ language, this unique guide covers all the skills needed to create 2D and 3D games using code written in DirectX. Each element of a game is taught step-by-step, from learning how... more...

  • Beginning Java Game Programmingby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 29.99

    Are you serious about learning how to create real, Java-based games for fun and sharing? Do you have a basic understanding of the Java programming language? If you’ve answered yes, then you are ready to get started building web-based 2D games from scratch using the latest version of the Java Development Kit! "Beginning Java Game Programming,... more...

  • Microsoft Visual Basic Game Programming for Teensby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 29.99

    If you have basic programming experience, this book is your ideal guide for writing games using Visual Basic .NET and Managed DirectX 9. This Second Edition includes almost entirely new coverage. While coverage of game design and 2D artwork remain, this edition includes more detailed coverage of the DirectX game code and utilizes the free Visual Basic... more...

  • Multi-Threaded Game Engine Designby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 59.99

    MULTI-THREADED GAME ENGINE DESIGN shows experienced game developers how to apply multi-thread techniques to game programming technology to improve game performance. Using Direct3D and C++, a sample game engine is created step-by-step throughout the course of the book, and numerous examples illustrate the concepts presented. Detailed screenshots and... more...

  • Visual Basic Game Programming for Teensby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 34.99

    Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens, Third Edition teaches teens and other beginners how to create their own 2D role-playing game (RPG) using the free to download and easy to use Visual Basic 2008 Express. The game is built step-by-step throughout the book as readers learn new skills and build upon them. This new edition features almost entirely... more...

  • XNA Game Studio 4.0 for Xbox 360 Developersby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2011; US$ 49.99

    With the release of XNA Game Studio Express version 2.0, the XNA toolkit is becoming more popular for programming both independent and commercial games for the PC and Xbox 360. "Complete XNA: An Exploration of the XNA Framework Library" shows intermediate to advanced game programmers how to use XNA with C# to program games. The book provides... more...

  • Visual C# Game Programming for Teensby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2011; US$ 34.99

    VISUAL C# GAME PROGRAMMING FOR TEENS teaches teens and other beginners how to create games using C# and Windows Forms (GDI+). A true beginner's guide, this book covers each essential step for creating your own complete role-playing game, including a character creation screen and a combat system. This book serves as a comprehensive introductory... more...

  • More Python Programming for the Absolute Beginnerby Jonathan S. Harbour

    Course Technology PTR 2011; US$ 34.99

    What better way is there to learn a programming language than with a game-oriented approach? If you ask the many readers that have made this book's prequel, PYTHON PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, a bestseller, they'll tell you – there isn't one. MORE PYTHON PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER offers readers more practice,... more...