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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours By Michael Morrison
Published January 2003
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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours demystifies game programming by providing clear, practical lessons using C/C++, the industry standard in game programming. The book focuses on the Windows API to construct games for the Windows platform and discusses game theory, including double-buffered graphics, sprite animation, and digitized sound effects and music. A fully functional game engine provides readers with the ability to create their own future games.

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Mar 14 2005 11:03 AM
they are basic things.
Watch wich one you buy tho they are all diffrent iv buy more then one and got the wroung one.
Aug 08 2005 05:55 AM
This book is an excellent introduction into basic 2D game programming for windows. The author requires you have a working knowledge of C++, but aside from that he assumes you know nothing about game programming.

He takes you step-by-step through adding static graphics, to animating, to sound, to user input, and much more. By the end of the book you will not only have a complete Game Engine you can use to create your own arcade style 2D games, but you will be equiped with the knowledge to quickly jump to the next level of game programming and take on some more advanced topics like DirectDraw.
May 31 2006 07:29 PM
This was a good book. It teaches the basics of the Windows API and how to implement graphics and sounds into your Windows application. However, for those of you who think this is going to cover any tile-scrolling techniques or 3D, this book doesn't teach that. This book is strictly for beginners with some knowledge of C++. With that being said, this book does a great job of covering the basics and is a good starting point for those who are just getting into games.