Game Development Principles

by Thorn, AlanLooking glass.

Published: Course Technology 2014; 2014ISBN: 9781285427058.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The art of game development requires much more than simply the ability to operate game-programming software. Compelling, successful games--games that enchant players and stand the test of time--are created by developers who have absorbed the fundamental principles of good game design. Unless you get your mind around that basic theoretical framework, making games is destined to remain a frustrating, disappointing exercise. In GAME DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES, developer Alan Thorn clearly lays out the core theoretical knowledge on which most successful game developers rely--the concepts, workflow practices, techniques, and general details that go into the making of great computer games. Each chapter focuses on a key set of development concepts, including game math, textures and materials, geometry and topology, lighting, sound, effects, and more. Through a variety of illustrations, case studies, and examples, all your questions about the fundamentals of game development will be answered in a friendly, easy-to-grasp way. And you'll finish GAME DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES with a strong understanding of game development's core theoretical concepts.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Game and Game Design
  • 2 Game Software Development
  • 3 Games Programming
  • 4 Game Math
  • 5 Graphics, Pixels, and Color
  • 6 Meshes, Rigging, and Animation
  • 7 Lighting and Rendering
  • 8 Sound and Music
  • 9 Special Effects and Post-Processing
  • 10 Distribution, Publishing, and Marketing
  • 11 Going Further

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