Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition
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GAME CODING COMPLETE is the essential hands-on guide to developing commercial-quality games. Drawing on his in-depth industry experience, the authors take programmers through the complete process of developing a professional-quality game using hundreds of insider tricks and techniques developed and perfected in their nearly two decades in game development. The book takes a unique approach to understanding overall architecture--explaining how the different components of a game engine work together. Complete source code is included and every line is explained. Covering a range of topics that will appeal to the most discriminating programmers, GAME CODING COMPLETE also covers key issues that could trip up even veteran programmers. This updated fourth edition uses the latest versions of DirectX and Visual Studio, and it includes expanded chapter coverage of the C# editor, resource caching, network code, and other important updates to every chapter.
A Must Have
Everything you need to know before you get into game development, and after you've started on a project.