Building a 2D Game Physics Engine

Building a 2D Game Physics Engine
Author: Michael Tanaya,Huaming Chen,Jebediah Pavleas,Kelvin Sung
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-01-11
ISBN: 148422583X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a 2D Game Physics Engine Book Excerpt:

Build your very own 2D physics-based game engine simulation system for rigid body dynamics. Beginning from scratch, in this book you will cover the implementation technologies, HTML5 and JavaScript; assemble a simple and yet complete fundamental mathematics support library; define basic rigid body behaviors; detect and resolve rigid body collisions; and simulate collision responses after the collisions. In this way, by the end of Building a 2D Game Physics Engine, you will have an in‐depth understanding of the specific concepts and events, implementation details, and actual source code of a physics game engine that is suitable for building 2D games or templates for any 2D games you can create and can be played across the Internet via popular web‐browsers. What You'll Learn Gain an understanding of 2D game engine physics and how to utilize it in your own games Describe the basic behaviors of rigid bodies Detect collisions between rigid bodies Resolve interpretations after rigid body collisions Model and implement rigid body impulse responses Who This Book Is For Game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone who is interested in building their own 2D physics game engines but is unsure of how to begin.

Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games

Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games
Author: Kelvin Sung,Jebediah Pavleas,Matthew Munson,Jason Pace
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 741
Release: 2021-12-04
ISBN: 9781484273760
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games Book Excerpt:

Develop a 2D game engine that will give you the experience and core understanding of foundational concepts for building complex and fun 2D games that can be played across the Internet via popular web browsers. This book is organized so that the chapters follow logical steps of building a game engine and integrates concepts accordingly. Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games isolates and presents relevant concepts from software engineering, computer graphics, mathematics, physics, game development and game design in the context of building a 2D game engine from scratch. In this edition, all the code is based on updated versions of JavaScript with HTML5 and WebGL2: you will analyze the source code needed to create a game engine that is suitable for implementing typical casual 2D videogames. You will also learn about physics and particle system. The discussion of physics component includes rotations and popular physical materials such as wood, mud, and ice. The discussion of particle component has popular presets such as fire, smoke, and dust. By the end of the book, you will understand the core concepts and implementation details of a typical 2D game engine, learn insights into how these concepts affect game design and game play, and have access to a versatile 2D game engine that they can expand upon or utilize to build their own 2D games from scratch with HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL2. What You Will Learn Understand essential concepts for building 2D games Grasp the basic architecture of 2D game engines Understand illumination models in 2D games Learn basic physics used in 2D games Find out how these core concepts affect game design and game play Learn to design and develop 2D interactive games Who Is This Book For Game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone with little to no experience who are interested in building interactive games but are unsure of how to begin. This can also serve as a textbook for a junior- or senior-level "Introduction to Game Engine" course in a Computer Science department.

Game Physics Engine Development

Game Physics Engine Development
Author: Ian Millington
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2010-07-23
ISBN: 0123819768
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Physics Engine Development Book Excerpt:

Physics is really important to game programmers who need to know how to add physical realism to their games. They need to take into account the laws of physics when creating a simulation or game engine, particularly in 3D computer graphics, for the purpose of making the effects appear more real to the observer or player.The game engine needs to recognize the physical properties of objects that artists create, and combine them with realistic motion. The physics ENGINE is a computer program that you work into your game that simulates Newtonian physics and predict effects under different conditions. In video games, the physics engine uses real-time physics to improve realism. This is the only book in its category to take readers through the process of building a complete game-ready physics engine from scratch. The Cyclone game engine featured in the book was written specifically for this book and has been utilized in iPhone application development and Adobe Flash projects. There is a good deal of master-class level information available, but almost nothing in any format that teaches the basics in a practical way. The second edition includes NEW and/or revised material on collision detection, 2D physics, casual game physics for Flash games, more references, a glossary, and end-of-chapter exercises. The companion website will include the full source code of the Cyclone physics engine, along with example applications that show the physics system in operation.

Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games

Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games
Author: Kelvin Sung,Jebediah Pavleas,Fernando Arnez,Jason Pace
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 1484209524
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build your own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games Book Excerpt:

Build Your Own 2D Game Engine and Create Great Web Games teaches you how to develop your own web-based game engine step-by-step, allowing you to create a wide variety of online videogames that can be played in common web browsers. Chapters include examples and projects that gradually increase in complexity while introducing a ground-up design framework, providing you with the foundational concepts needed to build fun and engaging 2D games. By the end of this book you will have created a complete prototype level for a side scrolling action platform game and will be prepared to begin designing additional levels and games of your own. This book isolates and presents relevant knowledge from software engineering, computer graphics, mathematics, physics, game development, game mechanics, and level design in the context of building a 2D game engine from scratch. The book then derives and analyzes the source code needed to implement thes e concepts based on HTML5, JavaScript, and WebGL. After completing the projects you will understand the core-concepts and implementation details of a typical 2D game engine and you will be familiar with a design and prototyping methodology you can use to create game levels and mechanics that are fun and engaging for players. You will gain insights into the many ways software design and creative design must work together to deliver the best game experiences, and you will have access to a versatile 2D game engine that you can expand upon or utilize directly to build your own 2D games that can be played online from anywhere. • Assists the reader in understanding the core-concepts behind a 2D game engine • Guides the reader in building a functional game engine based on these concepts • Lead s the reader in exploring the interplay between technical design and game experience design • Teaches the reader how to build their own 2D games that can be played across internet via popular browsers

Learning 2D Game Development with Unity

Learning 2D Game Development with Unity
Author: Matthew Johnson,James A. Henley
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 0133523403
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning 2D Game Development with Unity Book Excerpt:

The Unity Engine Tutorial for Any Game Creator ¿ Unity is now the world’s #1 game engine, thanks to its affordability, continuous improvements, and amazing global community. With Unity, you can design, code, and author your game once, and then deploy it to multiple platforms, reaching huge audiences and earning maximum returns. Learning 2D Game Development with Unity® will help you master Unity and build powerful skills for success in today’s game industry. It also includes a bonus rundown of the new GUI tools introduced in Unity’s version 4.6 beta. ¿ With this indispensable guide, you’ll gain a solid, practical understanding of the Unity engine as you build a complete, 2D platform-style game, hands-on. The step-by-step project will get you started fast, whether you’re moving to Unity from other engines or are new to game development. ¿ This tutorial covers the entire development process, from initial concept, plans, and designs to the final steps of building and deploying your game. It illuminates Unity’s newly integrated 2D toolset, covering sprites, 2D physics, game scripts, audio, and animations. Throughout, it focuses on the simplest and lowest-cost approaches to game development, relying on free software and assets. Everything you’ll need is provided. ¿ Register your book at informit.com/title/9780321957726 to access assets, code listings, and video tutorials on the companion website. ¿ Learn How To Set up your Unity development environment and navigate its tools Create and import assets and packages you can add to your game Set up game sprites and create atlas sheets using the new Unity 2D tools Animate sprites using keyframes, animation controllers, and scripting Build a 2D game world from beginning to end Establish player control Construct movements that “feel right” Set up player physics and colliders Create and apply classic gameplay systems Implement hazards and tune difficulty Apply audio and particle effects to the game Create intuitive game menus and interface elements Debug code and provide smooth error handling Organize game resources and optimize game performance Publish your game to the web for others to see and play ¿

Create 2D Mobile Games with Corona SDK

Create 2D Mobile Games with Corona SDK
Author: David Mekersa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1317745760
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Create 2D Mobile Games with Corona SDK Book Excerpt:

Corona SDK is one of the most powerful tools used to create games and apps for mobile devices. The market requires speed; new developers need to operate quickly and efficiently. Create 2D Mobile Games with Corona SDK gives you the tools needed to master Corona - even within the framework of professional constraints. A must-read guide, this book gives you fast, accurate tips to learn the programming language necessary to create games. Read it sequentially or as an FAQ and you will have the tools you need to create any base game before moving on to advanced topics. The tutorial-based format: Contains step-by-step directions complete with coding and screenshots Is filled with tutorials, tips, and links to useful online resources Includes a comprehensive companion website featuring online exercise files to practice coding, full build samples from the text, additional book details, and more!

iPhone Game Development

iPhone Game Development
Author: Paul Zirkle,Joe Hogue
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-10-28
ISBN: 9781449383008
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

iPhone Game Development Book Excerpt:

What do you need to know to create a game for the iPhone? Even if you've already built some iPhone applications, developing games using iPhone's gestural interface and limited screen layout requires new skills. With iPhone Game Development, you get everything from game development basics and iPhone programming fundamentals to guidelines for dealing with special graphics and audio needs, creating in-game physics, and much more. Loaded with descriptive examples and clear explanations, this book helps you learn the technical design issues particular to the iPhone and iPod Touch, and suggests ways to maximize performance in different types of games. You also get plug-in classes to compensate for the areas where the iPhone's game programming support is weak. Learn how to develop iPhone games that provide engaging user experiences Become familiar with Objective-C and the Xcode suite of tools Learn what it takes to adapt the iPhone interface to games Create a robust, scalable framework for a game app Understand the requirements for implementing 2D and 3D graphics Learn how to add music and audio effects, as well as menus and controls Get instructions for publishing your game to the App Store

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development
Author: Francesco Sapio
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 1784393290
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Started with Unity 5 x 2D Game Development Book Excerpt:

Build a tower defense game and earn delectable C# treats by baking cupcakes and fighting fearsome sweet-toothed pandas About This Book Build a complete and exciting 2D Tower Defense game from scratch. Understand and learn to perform each phase of the game development pipeline Homework and exercises to improve your skills and take them to the next level Who This Book Is For If you are looking forward to get started with 2D game development, either if you are a newcomer to this world, or you came from 3D games or other game engines, this book is for you. Although there are many references to other resources throughout the book, it is assumed that you have a general understanding of C# and its syntax and structure. What You Will Learn Import and set up assets for 2D game development Design and implement dynamic and responsive User Interfaces Create and handle complex animation systems Unlock all the potentiality of the physics engine Implement Artificial Intelligence algorithms to give intelligence to your NPCs Script gameplay and overall bring your ideas to life In Detail Want to get started in the world of 2D game development with Unity? This book will take your hand and guide you through this amazing journey to let you know exactly what you need to build the games you want to build, without sacrificing quality. You will build a solid understanding of Unity 5.x, by focusing with the embedded tools to develop 2D games. In learning about these, along with accurate explanations and practical examples, you will design, develop, learn how to market and publish a delectable Tower Defense game about cupcakes versus pandas. Each chapter in this book is structured to give you a full understanding on a specific aspect of the workflow pipeline. Each of these aspects are essential for developing games in Unity. In a step-by-step approach, you will learn about each of the following phases: Game Design, Asset Importing, Scripting, User Interfaces, Animations, Physics, Artificial Intelligence, Gameplay Programming, Polishing and Improving, Marketing, Publishing and much more. This book provides you with exercises and homework at the end of each chapter so that you can level up your skills as a Unity game developer. In addition, each of these parts are centered on a common point of discussion with other learners just like you. Therefore, by sharing your ideas with other people you will not only develop your skills but you will also build a network. Style and approach This is a fun step-by-step approach in the whole pipeline of 2D game development in Unity, which is explained in a conversational and easy-to-follow style. Each topic is explained sequentially, allowing you to experience both basics and advanced features of Unity. By doing this, the book is able to provide you with a solid grasp on each of the topics. In this way, by engaging with the book's content, exploring the additional references to further readings and completing the homework sections, you are able to challenge yourself and apply what you know in a variety of ways. Once you have finished reading this book, you will be well on your way to developing games from start to finish!

Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d JS

Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d JS
Author: Hemanth Kumar,Abdul Rahman
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN: 1484225538
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d JS Book Excerpt:

Get a gentle introduction to the Cocos2d-JS framework to begin working with sprite manipulations, animations, and other 2d game development topics. This book covers environment setup and getting started with a framework that works seamlessly across all browsers. Rapid Game Development Using Cocos2d-JS teaches you the overall architecture of Cocos2d-JS and explains the internal working of the framework. You will dive deep into sprites, the most important entity in Cocos2d-JS, animation APIs, and primitive shapes. You’ll also learn about the Cocos2d-JS UI system to get a head start in 2d game development. Finally, you’ll discover the features of Chipmunk (the built-in physics engine) with full examples. What You'll Learn Get a simple head start in Cocos2d-JS Gain an architectural overview of the different blocks of the framework Master sprites, spritesheets, and frame animation Work with the event system in Cocos2d-JS Discover the animation APIs in Cocos2d-JS Leverage the built-in physics engine Who This Book Is For Beginners looking to develop cross-platform mobile/web games with cocos2d-js, developers with intermediate skills on cocos2d-js looking for the reference.

Game Development with MonoGame

Game Development with MonoGame
Author: Louis Salin,Rami Morrar
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 9781484277706
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Development with MonoGame Book Excerpt:

Create a polished game that includes many levels and fights using MonoGame. This book will show you how to add AI agents and 2D physics into your game, while improving the performance of the game engine. By the end of Game Development with MonoGame, you will have created a game worthy of being published. Over the course of this book, you will be exposed to advanced game development concepts such as scripting and AI as you improve the performance of the game engine with better memory management. You will learn how to create a level editor that you will use to build game levels. You will also pick up tips and tricks for adding polish to your game project by adding a camera system, layers, menus, and improving the game’s graphics using pixel shaders and better particle effects. Upon completing this book, you will have a clear understanding of the steps required to build a game from start to finish and what it takes to create a 2D game that could ultimately be published. What You Will Learn Write a performant 2D game engine Script the behavior of game objects Build and use a level editor for your game Add a UI to your game Who Is This Book For Intermediate to advanced C# developers with knowledge of MonoGame. Basic knowledge of how to install and use the 2D capabilities of MonoGame is required, along with knowledge on how to use the content pipeline tool.

Developing 2D Games with Unity

Developing 2D Games with Unity
Author: Jared Halpern
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2018-11-28
ISBN: 1484237722
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing 2D Games with Unity Book Excerpt:

Follow a walkthrough of the Unity Engine and learn important 2D-centric lessons in scripting, working with image assets, animations, cameras, collision detection, and state management. In addition to the fundamentals, you'll learn best practices, helpful game-architectural patterns, and how to customize Unity to suit your needs, all in the context of building a working 2D game. While many books focus on 3D game creation with Unity, the easiest market for an independent developer to thrive in is 2D games. 2D games are generally cheaper to produce, more feasible for small teams, and more likely to be completed. If you live and breathe games and want to create them then 2D games are a great place to start. By focusing exclusively on 2D games and Unity’s ever-expanding 2D workflow, this book gives aspiring independent game developers the tools they need to thrive. Various real-world examples of independent games are used to teach fundamental concepts of developing 2D games in Unity, using the very latest tools in Unity’s updated 2D workflow. New all-digital channels for distribution, such as Nintendo eShop, XBox Live Marketplace, the Playstation Store, the App Store, Google Play, itch.io, Steam, and GOG.com have made it easier than ever to discover, buy, and sell games. The golden age of independent gaming is upon us, and there has never been a better time to get creative, roll up your sleeves, and build that game you’ve always dreamed about. Developing 2D Games with Unity can show you the way. What You'll Learn Delve deeply into useful 2D topics, such as sprites, tile slicing, and the brand new Tilemap feature. Build a working 2D RPG-style game as you learn.Construct a flexible and extensible game architecture using Unity-specific tools like Scriptable Objects, Cinemachine, and Prefabs.Take advantage of the streamlined 2D workflow provided by the Unity environment. Deploy games to desktop Who This Book Is For Hobbyists with some knowledge of programming, as well as seasoned programmers interested in learning to make games independent of a major studio.

Unity 2020 By Example

Unity 2020 By Example
Author: Robert Wells
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1800200781
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity 2020 By Example Book Excerpt:

Learn Unity game development with C# through a series of practical projects ranging from building a simple 2D game to adding AR/VR experiences and machine learning capabilities in a simple yet effective way Key FeaturesGain a high-level overview of the Unity game engine while building your own games portfolioDiscover best practices for implementing game animation, game physics, shaders, and effectsCreate fully featured apps, including Space shooter and a 2D adventure game, and develop AR/VR experiences and Game AI agentsBook Description The Unity game engine, used by millions of developers around the world, is popular thanks to its features that enable you to create games and 3D apps for desktop and mobile platforms in no time. With Unity 2020, this state-of-the-art game engine introduces enhancements in Unity tooling, editor, and workflow, among many other additions. The third edition of this Unity book is updated to the new features in Unity 2020 and modern game development practices. Once you’ve quickly got to grips with the fundamentals of Unity game development, you’ll create a collection, a twin-stick shooter, and a 2D adventure game. You’ll then explore advanced topics such as machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality by building complete projects using the latest game tool kit. As you implement concepts in practice, this book will ensure that you come away with a clear understanding of Unity game development. By the end of the book, you'll have a firm foundation in Unity development using C#, which can be applied to other engines and programming languages. You'll also be able to create several real-world projects to add to your professional game development portfolio. What you will learnLearn the fundamentals of game development, including GameObjects, components, and scenesDevelop a variety of games in C# and explore the brand new sprite shaping tool for Unity 3D and 2D gamesHandle player controls and input functionality for your Unity gamesImplement AI techniques such as pathfinding, finite state machines, and machine learning using Unity ML-AgentsCreate virtual and augmented reality games using UnityVR and AR FoundationExplore the cutting-edge features of Unity 2020 and how they can be used to improve your gamesWho this book is for If you are a game developer or programmer new to Unity and want to get up and running with the game engine in a hands-on way, this book is for you. Unity developers looking to work on practical projects to explore new features in Unity 2020 will find this book useful. A basic understanding of C# programming is required.

Game Physics Cookbook

Game Physics Cookbook
Author: Gabor Szauer
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN: 1787120813
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Physics Cookbook Book Excerpt:

Discover over 100 easy-to-follow recipes to help you implement efficient game physics and collision detection in your games About This Book Get a comprehensive coverage of techniques to create high performance collision detection in games Learn the core mathematics concepts and physics involved in depicting collision detection for your games Get a hands-on experience of building a rigid body physics engine Who This Book Is For This book is for beginner to intermediate game developers. You don't need to have a formal education in games—you can be a hobbyist or indie developer who started making games with Unity 3D. What You Will Learn Implement fundamental maths so you can develop solid game physics Use matrices to encode linear transformations Know how to check geometric primitives for collisions Build a Physics engine that can create realistic rigid body behavior Understand advanced techniques, including the Separating Axis Theorem Create physically accurate collision reactions Explore spatial partitioning as an acceleration structure for collisions Resolve rigid body collisions between primitive shapes In Detail Physics is really important for game programmers who want to add realism and functionality to their games. Collision detection in particular is a problem that affects all game developers, regardless of the platform, engine, or toolkit they use. This book will teach you the concepts and formulas behind collision detection. You will also be taught how to build a simple physics engine, where Rigid Body physics is the main focus, and learn about intersection algorithms for primitive shapes. You'll begin by building a strong foundation in mathematics that will be used throughout the book. We'll guide you through implementing 2D and 3D primitives and show you how to perform effective collision tests for them. We then pivot to one of the harder areas of game development—collision detection and resolution. Further on, you will learn what a Physics engine is, how to set up a game window, and how to implement rendering. We'll explore advanced physics topics such as constraint solving. You'll also find out how to implement a rudimentary physics engine, which you can use to build an Angry Birds type of game or a more advanced game. By the end of the book, you will have implemented all primitive and some advanced collision tests, and you will be able to read on geometry and linear Algebra formulas to take forward to your own games! Style and approach Gain the necessary skills needed to build a Physics engine for your games through practical recipes, in an easy-to-read manner. Every topic explained in the book has clear, easy to understand code accompanying it.

Flash Mobile Building Games with Flash for the Mobile Market

Flash Mobile  Building Games with Flash for the Mobile Market
Author: Matthew David
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1136022090
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flash Mobile Building Games with Flash for the Mobile Market Book Excerpt:

Almost a third of all apps developed are games. Learn the basics needed for game development: Understand what you want your game to be Planning Using Flash to do the heavy lifting Developing your game to work on all devices

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming
Author: John Hunt
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2019-09-18
ISBN: 3030259439
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming Book Excerpt:

Advanced Guide to Python 3 Programming delves deeply into a host of subjects that you need to understand if you are to develop sophisticated real-world programs. Each topic is preceded by an introduction followed by more advanced topics, along with numerous examples, that take you to an advanced level. There are nine different sections within the book covering Computer Graphics (including GUIs), Games, Testing, File Input and Output, Databases Access, Logging, Concurrency and Parallelism, Reactive programming, and Networking. Each section is self-contained and can either be read on its own or as part of the book as a whole. This book is aimed at the those who have learnt the basics of the Python 3 language but want to delve deeper into Python’s eco system of additional libraries and modules, to explore concurrency and parallelism, to create impressive looking graphical interfaces, to work with databases and files and to provide professional logging facilities.

Developing Educational Game

Developing Educational Game
Author: Ariesto Hadi Sutopo
Publsiher: Topazart
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-12-20
ISBN: 6026510974
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Educational Game Book Excerpt:

This book is a guide for those who want to improve themselves in the development of educational games for various fields such as education, entertainment, and others. Learning in various subjects, using these games is not boring for students. By mastering this material, it is hoped that you will be able to complete work related to the development of game-based learning. This book is a game development guide with development methods as needed. In addition, it also discusses concept art, character design, and game programming

Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend

Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend
Author: Jodessiah Sumpter
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN: 1484214943
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend Book Excerpt:

Create and complete your first 2D arcade game in Unity. In this book you will learn to create an arcade classic brick breaker game from beginning to end. You will plan the game flow, add the graphics and create the game logic using the C# language, then build the UX to complete your game. By the time you have finished Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend with Unity, you will have enough knowledge to tweak the game to create more levels or your own variant game rules, and you will have the confidence to go on and create your own 2D arcade games. You will also learn how to publish the game into mobile app stores. Unity is a powerful cross platform software tool that allows users to create 2D and 3D apps and games. Learning how to create an arcade classic game is a great way to learn the foundations of game design. While you do need to have a basic understanding of Unity to complete this project, advanced game building or advanced Unity experience is not required. Takes you through building a classic Atari style brick breaker game Provides you the basic knowledge for building games Teaches you how to script and design UI elements of the game

Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development

Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development
Author: Steffen Itterheim
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-07-30
ISBN: 1430233044
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2d Game Development Book Excerpt:

Learn iPhone and iPad cocos2D Game Development provides a rock-solid introduction to the cocos2d iPhone game engine and related tools. It focuses on the process of creating several games made entirely with cocos2d and little-to-no iPhone SDK and OpenGL code. By creating 2-3 sample games over the course of the book, you'll learn key concepts of the cocos2d game engine and relevant tools like Zwoptex (TextureAtlas), ParticleDesigner (Particle Effects), and others. The example games are modeled after popular App Store games so that they are relevant, recognizable, and immediately fun and inspiring. The games increase in complexity and highlight common recurring cocos2d beginner questions. As you move along, you'll learn about possible stumbling blocks and how to navigate them successfully. As you move from beginning to advanced, you'll encounter general game programming wisdom, tips for performance improvement, as well as pointers to alternative implementations and further reading. It is assumed that the reader has previous programming knowledge but not necessarily with Objective-C. Related topics such as Xcode, Objective-C, the iPhone SDK, and OpenGL are only discussed where absolutely necessary.

Physics for Game Developers

Physics for Game Developers
Author: David M Bourg,Bryan Bywalec
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN: 1449361056
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics for Game Developers Book Excerpt:

If you want to enrich your game’s experience with physics-based realism, the expanded edition of this classic book details physics principles applicable to game development. You’ll learn about collisions, explosions, sound, projectiles, and other effects used in games on Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, smartphones, and tablets. You’ll also get a handle on how to take advantage of various sensors such as accelerometers and optical tracking devices. Authors David Bourg and Bryan Bywalec show you how to develop your own solutions to a variety of problems by providing technical background, formulas, and a few code examples. This updated book is indispensable whether you work alone or as part of a team. Refresh your knowledge of classical mechanics, including kinematics, force, kinetics, and collision response Explore rigid body dynamics, using real-time 2D and 3D simulations to handle rotation and inertia Apply concepts to real-world problems: model the behavior of boats, airplanes, cars, and sports balls Enhance your games with digital physics, using accelerometers, touch screens, GPS, optical tracking devices, and 3D displays Capture 3D sound effects with the OpenAL audio API

Beginning Java 8 Games Development

Beginning Java 8 Games Development
Author: Wallace Jackson
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN: 1484204158
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Java 8 Games Development Book Excerpt:

Beginning Java 8 Games Development, written by Java expert and author Wallace Jackson, teaches you the fundamentals of building a highly illustrative game using the Java 8 programming language. In this book, you'll employ open source software as tools to help you quickly and efficiently build your Java game applications. You'll learn how to utilize vector and bit-wise graphics; create sprites and sprite animations; handle events; process inputs; create and insert multimedia and audio files; and more. Furthermore, you'll learn about JavaFX 8, now integrated into Java 8 and which gives you additional APIs that will make your game application more fun and dynamic as well as give it a smaller foot-print; so, your game application can run on your PC, mobile and embedded devices. After reading and using this tutorial, you'll come away with a cool Java-based 2D game application template that you can re-use and apply to your own game making ambitions or for fun.