Overview

Discover everything today's readers need to know to develop their own exceptional multiplayer games for the revolutionary iPad with iPad Multiplayer Magic. From single-screen 2D games to split-screen 3D to wirelessly networked multi-device multiplayer games, this unique book clearly demonstrates how to build on the potential of the iPad. iPad Multiplayer Magic focuses on multiplayer game programming utilizing the iOS SDK, Unity, Xcode, 3DS Max, Photoshop®, MySQL, PHP, Twitter, and Facebook. Unlike other books, it...

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iPad Multiplayer Magic

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Overview

Discover everything today's readers need to know to develop their own exceptional multiplayer games for the revolutionary iPad with iPad Multiplayer Magic. From single-screen 2D games to split-screen 3D to wirelessly networked multi-device multiplayer games, this unique book clearly demonstrates how to build on the potential of the iPad. iPad Multiplayer Magic focuses on multiplayer game programming utilizing the iOS SDK, Unity, Xcode, 3DS Max, Photoshop®, MySQL, PHP, Twitter, and Facebook. Unlike other books, it highlights the social, networking, and multiplayer aspects of the iPad with a full-color, inviting presentation. The book details the unique way the iPad enables a group of people to interact simultaneously, making it an ideal device for multiplayer games. An informative, high-energy approach makes it the perfect guide for new game developers as well as existing game developers who are new to mobile, iPad, or multiplayer games.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435459656
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/30/2011
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael Duggan is an Oklahoma-born author and illustrator with a background in game and web design. His education includes a bachelor of science degree in Game Art and Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Michael currently lives in the Ozark Mountains with his wife and step-kids and is an applications developer and digital media instructor at North Arkansas College.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Brief History of Gaming and What You Need to Know. 2. Game Design Principles. 3. Your Grimoire to the iPad. 4. Unity Quick-Start Spellbook. 5. Crafting a Unity Game. 6. Crafting a Multiplayer Online Game with Unity. 7. Mixing the Brew Together. 8. What's Next. Appendix: Online Resources. Glossary. Index.

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