Beginning C++ Through Game Programming, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Beginning C++ Through Game Programming, Second Edition approaches C++ from a game programming perspective unlike any other on the market. Offering a thorough and modern introduction to C++, this book is everything that an aspiring game programmer needs in order to learn the fundamentals of C++ and game programming basics. There is no programming experience necessary. You'll begin within the fundamental steps of C++ and game programming. The book presents a small, but complete program for each new concept and a complete game program at the end of each chapter. At the end of the book, you'll create a final game project that combines most of the major topics you've just covered. Skillfully written in an easy-to-understand manner, this is a great place to get started with game programming.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598633603
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/7/2006
  • Edition description: 2ND BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Dawson has worked as both a programmer and a computer game designer and producer. In addition to real-world game industry experience, Dawson earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches game programming and design to students of all ages through UCLA Extension courses and private lessons. Visit his Web site at www.programgames.com to learn more or to get support for any of his books.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Types, Variables, and Standard I/O: Lost Fortune Chapter 2 Truth, Branching, and the Game Loop: Guess My Number Chapter 3 For Loops, Strings, and Arrays: Word Jumble Chapter 4 The Standard Template Library: Hangman Chapter 5 Functions: Mad-Lib Chapter 6 References: Tic-Tac-Toe Chapter 7 Pointers: Tic-Tac-Toe 2.0 Chapter 8 Classes: Critter Caretaker Chapter 9 Advanced Classes and Dynamic Memory: Game Lobby Chapter 10 Inheritance and Polymorphism: Blackjack Appendix A Your First C++ Appendix B Operator Precedence Appendix C Keywords Appendix D ASCII Chart Appendix E Escape Sequences Index

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