Advanced 2D Game Development / Edition 1

Advanced 2D Game Development / Edition 1

by Jonathan S. Harbour
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Cengage Learning

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Advanced 2D Game Development / Edition 1

This book is a comprehensive guide to 2D game programming, covering every significant 2D game subject in one volume. It includes coverage of 2D animated sprites, tile-based scrolling, level editing, vector graphics, 2D physics, and the major game genres—real time strategy (Command & Conquer), turn based strategy (Civilization IV), vertical scrolling shoot-em-ups (Mars Matrix), horizontal shoot-em-ups (R-Type), scrolling platform-style games (Mario), and of course, role-playing games (Ultima). It includes discussion of overall game theory and development, explaining how to create a real time strategy game from concept to completion. Readers will create their own professional-quality RTS game using a royalty-free library of RTS artwork, C++, and the cross-platform game library Allegro. In addition to the basic graphics engine (which will run in 2D), this book covers each key feature of an RTS game, including pathfinding, enemy AI, grouping, unit formations, and other related subjects, each covered in a dedicated chapter. Each chapter's skills will be applied to the final game created by the reader. Benefits:
• A 2D book that specifically targets the intermediate-advanced reader
• A complimentary "next step" to Game Programming All in One
• Each chapter covers a dedicated 2D topic, which is applied to the game created by the reader
• Provides programmers with an ideal guide to conquering 2D game development before diving into 3D programming

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598633429
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 06/09/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Building a 2D Game Engine; Chapter 2: 3D Rendering; Chapter 3: 2D Rendering; Chapter 4: Animation; Chapter 5: Input; Chapter 6: Audio; Chapter 7: Entities; Chapter 8: Fonts; Chapter 9: Physics; Chapter 10: Math; Chapter 11: Threading; Chapter 12: Scripting; Chapter 13: Games

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