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  • Powering Upby Rebecca Mileham

    Wiley 2008; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.39

    When it comes to computer games, the numbers are astounding: the world's top professional gamer has won over half a million dollars shooting virtual monsters on-screen; online games claim literally millions of subscribers; while worldwide spending on computer gaming will top £24 billion by 2011. From techno-toddlers to silver surfers, everyone's... more...

  • Beginning OpenGL Game Programmingby Luke Benstead

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 34.99

    Are you a beginning programmer just getting started in 3D graphics programming? If you're comfortable programming in C++ and have a basic understanding of 3D math concepts, Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, Second Edition will get you started programming 3D graphics for games using the OpenGL API. Revised to work with the latest version of OpenGL,... more...

  • Behavioral Mathematics for Game AIby Dave Mark

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 49.99

    Human behavior is never an exact science, making the design and programming of artificial intelligence that seeks to replicate human behavior difficult. Usually, the answers cannot be found in sterile algorithms that are often the focus of artificial intelligence programming. However, by analyzing why people behave the way we do, we can break down... more...

  • Emotion Notionsby Erik Vick

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 49.99

    VIRTUAL WORLD DESIGN AND CREATION FOR TEENS shows teens like you how to develop virtual 3D worlds using the simple, visual programming language, Alice. Virtual worlds can take the form of animated stories, movies, and games. This book will teach you step-by-step how to create virtual worlds, including developing your story, setting up your world, adding... more...

  • David Perry on Game Designby David Perry; Rusel deMaria

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 54.99

    Are you looking for practical, ready-to-use ideas to help you design more innovative and unique video games? David Perry on Game Design: A Brainstorming Toolbox is a brainstorming and strategy guide for game designers, filled with inspiration-generating tips that challenge you to create better games. Using their years of industry experience, David... more...

  • Game Programming Gems 8by Adam Lake

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 69.99

    Welcome to the eighth volume of the must-have reference series for game developers, "Game Programming Gems," the series that helped define the standards for game programming and continues to be an essential source for new, innovative techniques. "Game Programming Gems 8" provides the tools and inspiration that game developers need... more...

  • Torque for Teensby Michael Duggan

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 34.99

    TORQUE FOR TEENS, SECOND EDITION teaches beginners the techniques they need to design their very own video games using Garage Games' powerful 3D computer game engine, Torque. Written in simple language, each chapter begins with a basic overview of the topic being covered, followed by step-by-step instructions to help readers conquer each new skill... more...

  • Creating Interactive Fiction with Inform 7by Aaron A. Reed

    Course Technology PTR 2010; US$ 39.99

    CREATING INTERACTIVE FICTION WITH INFORM 7 is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to mastering the basics of creating dynamic, text-based story worlds. Inform 7 is a free multiplatform interactive fiction authoring environment that uses an intuitive natural language syntax. A tool focused on writers, not programmers, Inform allows users construct complex,... more...

  • Tomb Raiders and Space Invadersby Geoff King; Tanya Krzywinska

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    Videogames now rival Hollywood cinema in popularity and profits and there are huge followings for titles such as Tomb Raider or The Sims. Exactly what games offer, however, as a distinct form of entertainment, has received scant attention. This book is a valuable contribution to this new field. Its main focus is on key formal aspects of games and... more...

  • Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphicsby Eric Lengyel

    Course Technology PTR 2011; US$ 69.99

    This updated third edition addresses the mathematical skills that a programmer needs to develop a 3D game engine and computer graphics for professional-level games. MATHEMATICS FOR 3D GAME PROGRAMMING & COMPUTER GRAPHICS, THIRD EDITION is suitable for advanced programmers who are experienced with C++, DirectX, or OpenGL. The book begins at a fairly... more...