Visual C# Game Programming for Teens

Visual C# Game Programming for Teens

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by Jonathan S. Harbour
     
 

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Learn how to create your own fully functioning role-playing game (RPG) with VISUAL C# GAME PROGRAMMING FOR TEENS! A true beginner's guide, the book covers each essential step for creating your own complete RPG using Windows Forms and GDI+, including a tiled scroller, game editors, and scripting. While some experience with Visual C# is helpful, this book is an

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Learn how to create your own fully functioning role-playing game (RPG) with VISUAL C# GAME PROGRAMMING FOR TEENS! A true beginner's guide, the book covers each essential step for creating your own complete RPG using Windows Forms and GDI+, including a tiled scroller, game editors, and scripting. While some experience with Visual C# is helpful, this book is an introductory guide for readers who are new to programming or new to programming for games and want to learn the basics of RPG game mechanics. You will learn by studying the short examples in each chapter, building the complete RPG called Dungeon Crawler as you move from one chapter to the next, with new features and game play elements added in each new chapter. Along the way you'll discover how to load and draw bitmaps, create sprites, render a game world, keep track of inventory and character stats, and build tools including a level editor, character editor, item editor, and monster editor. And the finished Dungeon Crawler game includes all the source code and tools you'll need to make your own awesome RPGs with loads of cool features and functionality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435458482
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Series:
For Teens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,084,345
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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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Visual C# Game Programming for Teens 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was disappointing. It promises to teach ou how to make a fully functioning Role Playing Game, then fails to deliver. The code is poorly explained and completely uncommented, so you're often left wondering what functions mean and are doing. The support forums are also less than expected; the author has a huge chip on his shoulder and often rants and raves about how he's right about everything, while saying you're stupid and don't understand. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, just on his attitude alone.
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