Video Game Programming for Kids [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do you want to learn how to write your own cool and exciting video games? VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS teaches young video game enthusiasts how to program video games with QB64, a simple and free version of the BASIC programming language. Written specifically for kids ages 8-12, the book requires no programming experience and uses simple concepts, fun games, and easy to-understand language to teach introductory programming techniques. Read, tested, and approved by kid reviewers, each chapter focuses on a ...

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Video Game Programming for Kids

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Overview

Do you want to learn how to write your own cool and exciting video games? VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS teaches young video game enthusiasts how to program video games with QB64, a simple and free version of the BASIC programming language. Written specifically for kids ages 8-12, the book requires no programming experience and uses simple concepts, fun games, and easy to-understand language to teach introductory programming techniques. Read, tested, and approved by kid reviewers, each chapter focuses on a single programming concept, and most of the example games do not require additional downloads to run. You'll be writing your own games in no time! Are you ready to get started?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435461178
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Sold by: CENGAGE LEARNING
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 381,854
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jonathan S. Harbour is an associate professor at the University of Advancing Technology (Tempe, AZ). His web site at www.jharbour.com includes an online forum and blog for book support. His most recent game projects are Starflight - The Lost Colony (www.starflightgame.com) and Aquaphobia: Mutant Brain Sponge Madness (www.aquaphobiagame.com).

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Table of Contents

1. Hello Stinky Head. 2. Big Mean Kitty Chases Cute Little Dog. 3. Save the Hangman. 4. Finding Secret Pirate Treasure. 5. Lets Go Fishing. 6. Backpack Attack. 7. Fighting Scary Robots that like to say "Exterminate!" 8. Super Squirt Gun versus the Lizard. 9. You Forgot Your Combination!? 10. You Big Ant Stomping Meanie. 11. Beetles Are Kind of Dumb (but let's be nice to them). 12. Driving Like Crazy. 13. Catch The Parachute Guy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Pretty awesome

    I learned how to finally
    make my dream game.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Awesome

    This is a great book, totally worth it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Great!

    Awesome but hard to understand

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Awesome!

    I own the real thing. With qb64 i made a great game called halls of death

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    BAD

    THESE ARE'NT GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMES

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Is it good? I hope so.

    Is it good for coding? I want to be a ninja coder monkey from
    Thinkgeek and make internet games

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    ?

    Does it work for wii?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Hex

    Haze u get locked out?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Ripoff

    Not even a game i cant belive that i got this game and it didnt work like i planed it to work d##m

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Haven't tried it yet but it sounfs Haven't tried it yet but it sounds pretty cool.

    :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Hey guys

    You gota rmember this for kids 8-12 and that its also for beginers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Do i get it

    Do i get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Hahq

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    So far so good

    Well not really a game but if you master coding in java and html5 you can make a game like minecraft! Only 4 stars because its does say crap about how to code with java or html5

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    I didnt get what I nedded.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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