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  • 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...

  • Beginning DirectX 10 Game Programmingby Wendy Jones

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 29.99

    Discover the exciting world of game programming and 3D graphics creation using DirectX 10! "Beginning DirectX® 10 Game Progmramming" is an introductory guide to creating fantastic graphics, amazing creatures, and realistic worlds for games. Written specifically for the beginner programmer, the book uses step-by-step instructions to teach... more...

  • Video Game Design Revealedby Guy W. Lecky-Thompson

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 39.99

    Whether you are a professional game developer working in an established studio or a creative thinker interested in trying your hand at game design, "Video Game Design Revealed" will show you the steps and processes involved in bringing a video game from concept to completion. Beginning with an overview of the history of video games and an... 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...

  • Game Coding Completeby Mike McShaffry

    Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 59.99

    Welcome to Game Coding Complete, Third Edition, the newest edition of the essential, hands-on guide to developing commercial-quality games. Written by a veteran game programmer, the book examines the entire game development process and all the unique challenges associated with creating a game. An excellent introduction to game architecture, you'll... more...

  • Maya Feature Creature Creationsby Todd Palamar

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 49.99

    Discover how to build commercial-quality, anatomy-based CG characters using Maya with "Maya Feature Creature Creations, Second Edition." In today's competitive entertainment market, animated movies and video games require superior graphics and realistic characters, making it imperative that 3D artists and designers master state-of-the-art... 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...

  • Game Character Developmentby Antony Ward

    Course Technology PTR 2008; US$ 44.99

    Game Character Development takes you through all the steps needed to create compelling, highly-detailed characters for games. This book is suitable for both beginner game artists and experienced designers who want to brush up their skills, and covers the latest character creation tools and technologies. Throughout this book you will work step-by-step... more...

  • Powering Upby Rebecca Mileham

    Wiley 2008; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Play the Gameby Jeannie Novak; Luis Levy

    Course Technology PTR 2007; US$ 29.99

    Redefine the way you look at video games and how they relate to you and your children! "Play the Game: The Parent's Guide to Video Games" explores how electronic games can be used to strengthen communication between parents and children as well as revolutionize the way we live. Written in an accessible style and language, Play the Game... more...