Learn C++ for Game Development

Authors: Sutherland, Bruce

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  • If you’re new to C++ but understand some basic programming, then Learn C++ for Game Development lays the foundation for the C++ language and API fundamentals that you’ll need to build game apps and applications, using C++ which most of today's popular console and PC game platforms use in their SDKs.

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If you’re new to C++ but understand some basic programming, then Learn C++ for Game Development lays the foundation for the C++ language and API that you’ll need to build game apps and applications.

Learn C++ for Game Development will show you how to:

  • Master C++ features such as variables, pointers, flow controls, functions, I/O, classes, exceptions, templates, and the Standard Template Library (STL)
  • Use design patterns to simplify your coding and make more powerful games
  • Manage memory efficiently to get the most out of your creativity
  • Load and save games using file I/O, so that your users are never disappointed

Most of today's popular console and PC game platforms use C++ in their SDKs. Even the Android NDK and now the iOS SDK allow for C++; so C++ is growing in use for today's mobile game apps. Game apps using C++ become much more robust, better looking, more dynamic, and better performing. After reading this book, you’ll have the skills to become a successful and profitable game app or applications developer in today’s increasingly competitive indie game marketplace.

The next stage is to take the foundation from this book and explore SDKs such as Android/Ouya, PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo DS, DirectX, Unity3D, and GameMaker Studio to make your career really take off.

About the authors

Bruce Sutherland is a video game programmer hailing from Dundee, Scotland. He graduated with a Bsc (Hons) Computer Games Technology from the University of Abertay, Dundee in Scotland, graduating in 2005. After graduating he began his first job in the games industry at 4J Studios where he worked on Star Trek: Encounters (PS2), The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PS3), Star Trek: Conquest (PS2, Wii), Ducati Moto (NDS) and AMF Pinbusters! (NDS). In July 2008 he moved from Dundee to Melbourne Australia where he joined Visceral Studios and was a software engineer on Dead Space (Xbox 360, PS3, PC), The Godfather II (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) and Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC). He developed an interest in developing for Android in his spare time and writes tutorials on his blog at http://brucesutherland.blogspot.com.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Beginning C++

    Sutherland, Bruce

    Pages 1-4

  • Writing a Guessing Game with C++ Types

    Sutherland, Bruce

    Pages 7-16

  • Creating Calculators with Operators

    Sutherland, Bruce

    Pages 17-36

  • Beginning C++ Game Development with Arrays

    Sutherland, Bruce

    Pages 37-48

  • Functions, the Building Blocks of C++

    Sutherland, Bruce

    Pages 49-56

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6458-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6457-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn C++ for Game Development
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Bruce Sutherland
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6458-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6458-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6457-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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