Game Audio Development

Author: Aaron Marks
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1428318062
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

"Create game audio from the ground up with this comprehensive, multi-faceted resource designed to meet the needs of both beginners and industry professionals. Came Audio Development tackles the complex world of audio by addressing the three major game audio disciplines; music composition, sound effects creation, and dialogue recording. It begins by providing readers with a solid background and history of the discipline and then shows how to coordinate the associated equipment, techniques, and skills to produce effective audio that will enhance the game experience." --Book Jacket.

Game Development Essentials An Introduction

Author: Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111307653
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Art

GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development. With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials Game QA Testing

Author: Luis Levy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111782412
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Computers

GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA explains the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, educational background, and available online resources on testing. With GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA, dedicated gamers can learn what it takes to become a professional, well-paid QA or production testers entering the game industry from the front door. The authors envision a future where game testers are recognized as well-trained, elite professionals that play a crucial role in game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is a comprehensive guide to the mysterious game testing profession. Through first-hand experience and deep research, the authors shed light on the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, job-hunting, and moving up in the ladder of game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is the first book of its kind, preparing would-be testers for an exciting career in the game industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

jQuery Game Development Essentials

Author: Selim Arsever
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849695077
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Computers

Written as a concise yet practical guide with an explicit focus on utilizing jQuery for game development, you'll learn how to create stunning games that look great without the hassle of learning about a complex game engine in the process.Knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery as well as basic experience with frontend development is all you need to start making games in a matter of hours with this essential guide. Whilst also suitable for those who simply want to start making games with jQuery, it's specifically targeted at web developers that want to experiment with and utilize their existing skills.

Game Development Essentials Game Interface Design

Author: Kevin Saunders
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111642884
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Art

Covering the complex topic of game interface design, GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME INTERFACE DESIGN, is back with an all new Second Edition. This comprehensive introductory text immerses readers in the foundation, theory, and practice of interface creation, while including interviews with working professionals, examples from every gaming era and many genres, and hundreds of screenshots from contemporary games. Also featured are an expanded practice section with a wide variety of real world design examples, coverage of interface design for mobile and motion-sensing devices, multiplayer games, and much more. Readers will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating winning, interactive interfaces and user experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Haxe Game Development Essentials

Author: Jeremy McCurdy
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785286919
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Computers

Create games on multiple platforms from a single codebase using Haxe and the HaxeFlixel engine About This Book Learn the modern, cross-platform language Haxe to build games without any trouble Create engaging 2D games that are compatible with desktop, web, and mobile platforms Learn how to speed up your workflow with OpenFL and HaxeFlixel using this useful and compact guide Who This Book Is For This book is for game developers with some experience programming games on one or more platforms already. If you want to leverage your game development experience on one platform to develop for multiple platforms and to get up and running quickly, this book is for you. Having prior experience with a language similar to Haxe, such as ActionScript or JavaScript will help, but isn't required. What You Will Learn Understand the fundamentals of the Haxe programming language Set up a development environment that will work on Windows, Mac, and Linux Create fun 2D games using OpenFL and HaxeFlixel Understand how to implement a user interface Enhance the gameplay experience with cool animations Improve immersion by adding sound Make your game modular and easily expandable using configuration files Compile games that will work on desktop, web, and mobile platforms In Detail Haxe is a powerful and high-level multi-platform language that's incredibly easy to learn. Used by thousands of developers and many high-profile companies, Haxe is quickly emerging as a forerunner in the area of cross-platform programming. OpenFL builds on top of Haxe to make developing for multiple platforms quick and painless. HaxeFlixel provides you with the tools you need to build amazing 2D games easier than ever before. Cross-platform development has been supercharged using the Haxe programming language, making it increasingly easy and hassle-free to develop multi-platform games. If you've programmed games before and want to learn out how to deliver games across multiple platforms, or develop games faster, then Haxe Game Development Essentials is the book for you. It starts by showing you how to set up your development environment, then running you through some Haxe language fundamentals, and finally taking you through the process of programming a game from start to finish. You will learn how to create a side scrolling shooter game using HaxeFlixel. Next you will learn to enhance the game with new gameplay features, user interfaces, animations, sound, and configuration files to make your game expandable. Once your game is built and ready, you will learn how to deploy it to web, Android, iOS, and desktop systems. By the end of this book, you will be confident about creating multi-platform games using Haxe, OpenFL, and HaxeFlixel in a faster and easier way. Style and approach Since this book is aimed at people who have worked on games before, this book is written in a way that will get you quickly up to speed with a new set of tools, but will still be accessible for less experienced developers. Each chapter covers an essential milestone in building a game from start to finish. The chapters move in a logical fashion, starting with the basics of Haxe development and ending with preparing a game for deployment.

Unity 3 x Game Development Essentials

Author: Will Goldstone
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849691451
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Computers

This book follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development with the Unity game engine. With no prior knowledge of game development or 3D required, you will learn from scratch, taking each concept at a time working up to a full 3D mini-game. You'll learn scripting with C# or JavaScript and master the Unity development environment with easy-to-follow stepwise tasks. If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games, with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point. No prior knowledge of game production is required, inviting you to simply bring with you a passion for making great games.

Game Development Essentials

Author: John Hight
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1418015415
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Game Development Essentials is the only four-color text in the market that offers a comprehensive introduction on game project management in an informal and accessible style, while concentrating on both theory and practice. Game Development Essentials is the only four-color text in the market that offers a comprehensive introduction on game project management in an informal and accessible style, while concentrating on both theory and practice.

Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials

Author: Satheesh PV
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781784398453
Release Date: 2016-02-25
Genre: Computers

Master the basics of Unreal Engine 4 to build stunning video games About This Book Get to grips with the user interface of Unreal Engine 4 and find out more about its various robust features Create dream video games with the help of the different tools Unreal Engine 4 offers Create video-games and fully utilize the power of Unreal Engine 4 to bring games to life through this step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For If you have a basic understanding of working on a 3D environment and you are interested in video game development, then this book is for you. A solid knowledge of C++ will come in handy. What You Will Learn Download both the binary and source version of Unreal Engine 4 and get familiar with the UI Get to know more about the Material Editor and how it works Add a post process to the scene and alter it to get a unique look for your scene Acquaint yourself with the unique and exclusive feature of Unreal Engine 4—Blueprints Find out more about Static and Dynamic lighting and the difference between various lights Use Matinee to create cut scenes Create a health bar for the player with the use of Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG) Get familiar with Cascade Particle Editor In Detail Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools that gives you power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy it to iOS and Android devices. It can be used for the development of simple 2D games or even stunning high-end visuals. Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today. This book will introduce you to the most popular game development tool called Unreal Engine 4 with hands-on instructions for building stunning video games. You will begin by creating a new project or prototype by learning the essentials of Unreal Engine by getting familiar with the UI and Content Browser. Next, we'll import a sample asset from Autodesk 3ds max and learn more about Material Editor. After that we will learn more about Post Process. From there we will continue to learn more about Blueprints, Lights, UMG, C++ and more. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you gain practical knowledge about Unreal Engine through detailed descriptions of all the tools offered by Unreal Engine.

Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials

Author: Jere Miles
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317414315
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Genre: Computers

In introducing new students to video game development, there are two crucial components to consider: design and implementation. Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials: Game Development from Concept to Publishing provides theoretical background on topics such as characters, stories, level design, interface design, audio, game mechanics, and tools and skills needed. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, with topics building upon each other so that by the end of the book you will have looked into all the subjects relevant to creating your own game. The book transitions from discussion to demonstrations of how to implement techniques and concepts into practice by using Unity3D and PlayMaker. Download boxes are included throughout the book where you can get the version of the game project under discussion or other content to add to the project, as well as any supplementary video tutorials that have been developed. Addressing both theoretical and practical aspects, Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials enables you to understand how to create a game by having you make a game. By gradually completing your own design document through the course of the book, you will become familiar with core design principles while learning the practical skills needed to bring your unique game to life.

Game Development Essentials Mobile Game Development

Author: Kimberly Unger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418052652
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Art

Explore a comprehensive examination of the art and technology of one of the fastest-growing segments of the game industry with GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: MOBILE GAME DEVELOPMENT. This ground breaking text walks students through the overall process of designing videogames and applications for mobile and handheld hardware. Through coverage of team building, production, QA and a look at the black box of the publication process both for independent and publisher backed studios; students learn the entire development process from initial concept to game design. Utilizing real-life examples, interviews and advice from developers already well established in the mobile industry, MOBILE GAME DEVELOPMENT serves as the ’how to’ guide for students looking to break into the mobile game development industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Unity Game Development Essentials

Author: Will Goldstone
Publisher: Packt Pub Limited
ISBN: 184719818X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

This book follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development with the Unity game engine. With no prior knowledge of game development or 3D required, you will learn from scratch, taking each concept at a time working up to a full 3D mini-game. You'll learn scripting with JavaScript and master the Unity development environment with easy to follow stepwise tasks. The printed version of the book is in black and white, but a full color version of the images is available for download here. The eBook version, available from Packt, is in full color. If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games, with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point. No prior knowledge of game production is required, inviting you to simply bring with you a passion for making great games.

Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours

Author: Mike Geig
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780672336966
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

A complete beginner's guide to game development with the powerful Unity game engine. CS Instructor and game designer, Mike Geig, offers a do-it-yourself approach to game development - with all of the main essentials covered. In just 24 hours, learn how to get started developing games with Unity with a hands-on and modular approach. Each chapter covers an essential component of the game development process, illustrated with sample projects, and including full source code, all 3rd party art assets (textures, fonts, models), and all 3rd party sound assets.

Game Development Essentials Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467281416
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Game Development Essentials, Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Android Studio Development Essentials

Author: Neil Smyth
Publisher: eBookFrenzy
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Computers

Fully updated for Android 6, the goal of this book is to teach the skills necessary to develop Android based applications using the Android Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Android 6 Software Development Kit (SDK). Beginning with the basics, this book provides an outline of the steps necessary to set up an Android development and testing environment. An overview of Android Studio is included covering areas such as tool windows, the code editor and the Designer tool. An introduction to the architecture of Android is followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user interfaces using the Android Studio environment. More advanced topics such as database management, content providers and intents are also covered, as are touch screen handling, gesture recognition, camera access and the playback and recording of both video and audio. This edition of the book also covers printing, transitions and cloud-based file storage. The concepts of material design are also covered in detail, including the use of floating action buttons, Snackbars, tabbed interfaces, card views, navigation drawers and collapsing toolbars. In addition to covering general Android development techniques, the book also includes Google Play specific topics such as implementing maps using the Google Maps Android API, in-app billing and submitting apps to the Google Play Developer Console. Chapters also cover advanced features of Android Studio such as Gradle build configuration and the implementation of build variants to target multiple Android device types from a single project code base. Assuming you already have some Java programming experience, are ready to download Android Studio and the Android SDK, have access to a Windows, Mac or Linux system and ideas for some apps to develop, you are ready to get started.