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Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens By Jonathan Harbour (The University of Advancing Technology)

Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens by Jonathan Harbour (The University of Advancing Technology)

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Summary

Teaches the younger reader how to write games with the easily approachable and popular Visual Basic 6.0 and utilising DirectX8.1 for the game library. It devotes little time to the fundamentals of the language, focusing instead on complete game projects to teach the subject of game programming.

Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens Summary

Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens by Jonathan Harbour (The University of Advancing Technology)

"Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens" teaches the younger reader how to write games with the easily approachable and popular Visual Basic 6.0 and utilizing DirectX 8.1 for the game library. It devotes little time to the fundamentals of the language, focusing instead on complete game projects to teach the subject of game programming. As a "for Teens" title, this book explains the game development topics in detail. It does not explain every aspect of DirectX, but rather, uses those components needed to teach a lesson in each chapter, focusing on game programming subjects first and foremost. The focus is concentrated on creating games rather than the logistics of game programming. For instance, several chapters will cover artwork, level editing, 3D modeling, and world building-subjects seldom covered in books of this type for the beginner/teen market. It shows how just a little more work and a few more lines of code can produce a really great game. The reader will finish this book with a satisfying sense of completion, a solid feeling of closure, and a desire to tweak and modify the sample games in the book

Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens Reviews

PART I: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED WITH VISUAL BASIC CHAPTER 2: YOUR FIRST DIRECTX PROGRAM CHAPTER 3: DESIGNING THE GAME PART II: CREATING AN INTERACTIVE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 4: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING BITMAPS CHAPTER 5: LEVEL EDITING WITH MAPPY CHAPTER 6: THE BASICS OF TILE-BASED SCROLLING CHAPTER 7: SCROLLING THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 8: ADVANCED SCROLLING TECHNIQUES PART III: THE PLAYER"S CHARACTER (PC) CHAPTER 9: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING SPRITES CHAPTER 10: CORE TECHNIQUE: ANIMATING SPRITES CHAPTER 11: CORE TECHNIQUE: USER INPUT CHAPTER 12: WALKING AROUND IN THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 13: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING TEXT CHAPTER 14: CORE TECHNIQUE: COLLISION DETECTION PART IV: NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS (NPCS) CHAPTER 15: CREATING THE CHARACTER CLASSES CHAPTER 16: ADDING NPCS TO THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 17: TALKING WITH NPCS CHAPTER 18: ENGAGING IN COMBAT WITH NPCS PART V: FINISHING TOUCHES CHAPTER 19: ADDING SCENERY TO THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 20: CORE TECHNIQUE: SOUND EFFECTS CHAPTER 21: CORE TECHNIQUE: BACKGROUND MUSIC APPENDIX A: USING THE CD-ROM

About Jonathan Harbour (The University of Advancing Technology)

Jonathan S. Harbour is an associate professor at the University of Advancing Technology (Tempe, AZ). His web site at www.jharbour.com includes an online forum and blog for book support. His most recent game projects are Starflight - The Lost Colony (www.starflightgame.com) and Aquaphobia: Mutant Brain Sponge Madness (www.aquaphobiagame.com).

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED WITH VISUAL BASIC CHAPTER 2: YOUR FIRST DIRECTX PROGRAM CHAPTER 3: DESIGNING THE GAME PART II: CREATING AN INTERACTIVE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 4: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING BITMAPS CHAPTER 5: LEVEL EDITING WITH MAPPY CHAPTER 6: THE BASICS OF TILE-BASED SCROLLING CHAPTER 7: SCROLLING THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 8: ADVANCED SCROLLING TECHNIQUES PART III: THE PLAYER''S CHARACTER (PC) CHAPTER 9: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING SPRITES CHAPTER 10: CORE TECHNIQUE: ANIMATING SPRITES CHAPTER 11: CORE TECHNIQUE: USER INPUT CHAPTER 12: WALKING AROUND IN THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 13: CORE TECHNIQUE: DRAWING TEXT CHAPTER 14: CORE TECHNIQUE: COLLISION DETECTION PART IV: NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS (NPCS) CHAPTER 15: CREATING THE CHARACTER CLASSES CHAPTER 16: ADDING NPCS TO THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 17: TALKING WITH NPCS CHAPTER 18: ENGAGING IN COMBAT WITH NPCS PART V: FINISHING TOUCHES CHAPTER 19: ADDING SCENERY TO THE GAME WORLD CHAPTER 20: CORE TECHNIQUE: SOUND EFFECTS CHAPTER 21: CORE TECHNIQUE: BACKGROUND MUSIC APPENDIX A: USING THE CD-ROM

Additional information

GOR002204961
9781592005871
159200587X
Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens by Jonathan Harbour (The University of Advancing Technology)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2004-12-21
374
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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