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Category Name Total Books Latest Book
Business

This topic includes both information about how to run your game business, and information about the industry as a whole.

Subcategories
  1. Business and Law
  2. Production and Management
23 Shipping Greatness: Practical lessons on building and launching outstanding software, learned on the job at Google and Amazon
Technical

Languages, SDKs, engines, engineering, APIs, networking and other technical development resources

Subcategories
  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. DirectX and XNA
  3. Game Programming
  4. Graphics Programming and Theory
  5. Math and Physics
  6. Multiplayer and Network Programming
  7. OpenGL
  8. Mobile Development
  9. General Programming
  10. APIs and Tools
257 Super Scratch Programming Adventure!: Learn to Program By Making Cool Games
Creative

Design, writing, art, sound and other creative resources

Subcategories
  1. Game Design
  2. Visual Arts
  3. Music and Sound
78 Blender Master Class: A Hands-On Guide to Modeling, Sculpting, Materials, and Rendering
Industry Related

Books not directly geared towards game development but written about computers or the industry in general

Subcategories
  1. Gaming
  2. Computing
  3. Hacking
  4. Novels
7 The Game Developer's Dictionary: A Multidisciplinary Lexicon for Professionals and Students
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