Game Programming: The L Line, The Express Line to Learning
Ever want to develop your own computer game? Learn the practical concepts of object-oriented programming for game design using Python(r) in this easy-to-follow, content-filled guide. Whether you're a student, aspiring game developer, or veteran programmer, you'll gain skills as you progress from station to station in a series of clear-cut tutorials on different styles of games. The last stop will be a finished game program for you to show off. Start your journey today on The Express Line to Learning and see where it takes you!
* Learn the basics of programming and 2D graphics as you go
* Plan programs, write and test code, and manage data
* Create text-based games, racing games, arcade games, and more
* Add sound, set up scorekeeping, and design avatars
All aboard for valuable online extras
Visit The L Line Web site at www.wiley.com/go/thelline for valuable online supplementary materials:
* Test bank with challenging review questions
* PowerPoint(r) slides with chapter outlines
* Programming code from the book
Along The L Line
* Complete tutorial coverage
* Ample illustrations and examples
* Real-world applications and hints for avoiding pitfalls
* Practice exams that help evaluate your progress
Chapter 1: Writing Your First Program.
Chapter 2: Working with Data.
Chapter 3: Taking Control.
Chapter 4: Building a Game Foundation.
Chapter 5: Drawing and Events.
Chapter 6: Audio and Basic Sprites.
Chapter 7: Building a Working Game.
Chapter 8: Making Animated Sprites.
Chapter 9: Realistic Movement.
Chapter 10: Building a Game Engine.
Appendix A: The Practice Exam Answers.
Appendix B: GameEngine Documentation.
Appendix C: Distributing Modules and Programs.
Appendix D: Creating Graphics and Sound.
THE EXPRESS LINE TO LEARNING – The L Line uses the universally recognized motif and symbols of a subway map, professional design and ample figures to guide readers through the start to finish lessons of game programming.
MAKES PROGRAMMING FUN! Code will be shown in several different languages including Python, Java and C. The book takes students from introductory topics to more advanced. By the end of the course, students will have programmed their own game!
INTRODUCTORY COVERAGE: The technologies covered in are object-oriented programming, as well as basic math and physics concepts.
VALUABLE ANCILLARY MATERIALS - Online components include test databases and question and answer sessions.
GET A NEW JOB, IMPROVE SKILLS, LEARN NEW SKILLS! Topics are tied to emerging multidisciplinary topics that enable readers to master critical career-enhancing and marketable skills.
A START TO FINISH APPROACH TO LEARNING GAME PROGRAMMING – Guides readers interested in gaining professional-level programming and game development skills by evaluating current knowledge, learning skills taught in schools, and testing knowledge against real-world examples and challenges.
STUDENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO: Plan programs, write and test code, and manage complicated data; Create text-based games, racing games, arcade games; Review Newton's Laws and build spacecraft motion and gravity; Add sound, set up scorekeeping, and design avatars.
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