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Mike Geig

Member Since 21 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2014 09:07 PM
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2D Game Development with Allegro 5 (Tutorials)

22 August 2011 - 07:10 PM

I also posted this in the beginner's forum since I did not know where it would server the most benefit:

Hello everyone, I am currently producing a learning series for my students and I figured I might as well share it with everyone here as well. The course focuses on teaching video game development basics to students with a rudimentary knowledge of C++. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of game development at the code level. All of the tutorials are assuming a PC with Visual Studio 2010, though the code itself is cross platform and should work on any operating system (thanks to Allegro 5). Furthermore, all of the software used is free.

Like I stated earlier, this material is for some college courses I am teaching, but I figured that I would share the wealth. All of the course materials can be found here: http://fixbyproximit...lopment-course/

Please note that I am still actively developing this and am constantly adding new materials. Everything on the site is free, I only ask that if you find a mistake or have a suggestion about how I can make something better to please let me know. I want these materials to be of the highest quality I can make.

Enjoy.

2D Game Dev for Beginners

21 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

Hello everyone, I am currently producing a learning series for my students and I figured I might as well share it with everyone here as well. The course focuses on teaching video game development basics to students with a rudimentary knowledge of C++. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of game development at the code level. All of the tutorials are assuming a PC with Visual Studio 2010, though the code itself is cross platform and should work on any operating system (thanks to Allegro 5). Furthermore, all of the software used is free.

Like I stated earlier, this material is for some college courses I am teaching, but I figured that I would share the wealth. All of the course materials can be found here: http://fixbyproximity.wordpress.com/2d-game-development-course/

Please note that I am still actively developing this and am constantly adding new materials. Everything on the site is free, I only ask that if you find a mistake or have a suggestion about how I can make something better to please let me know. I want these materials to be of the highest quality I can make.

Enjoy.

Unity3D C# Textbook

28 April 2011 - 12:12 PM

Hello everyone, I am searching for a good Unity3D textbook. The book needs to be in C#. I have been searching all over, but my search fu is failing me. Any help would be appreciated.

Game Development Education

21 January 2011 - 07:56 AM

Hello everyone, I am new to this site and found it while doing some research. As such, I figured I'd sign up. I have recently been brought onboard as a college instructor for Video Game development. I have taught video game courses at the college level before and even made a few video games at the professional level. I have been hired to improve the courses at the school and bring more students into the program. Looking at it right now, we offer 4 specific video game courses: Game Design, 2D game dev, 3D game dev, and Adv Topics (which never runs because we don't have enough students). Of these four courses, I am teaching Allegro, DirectX, OpenGL, and Torque.

The problem is that, as this is a 2-year school, spreading the instruction across multiple technologies is more detrimental than helpful. There is just not enough time for mastery. This leads to my question. As I am restructuring this program, game you suggest a platform that would be good for both 2D and 3D so that students get the chance to work in the same environment for longer? I am looking for something versatile (doesn't have to be very powerful) but also easy to learn? I only get 4 semesters of 16 week courses to teach all that I can on Game Dev.

Thank you for your insight.

Mike

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