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Game Development with Construct 2

From Design to Realization

Authors: STEMKOSKI, LEE, Leider, Evan

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  • Teaches how to create 12 video game prototypes, more than any other book in this area
  • Emphasizes both design/aesthetic and technical/programming aspects of game development
  • Games created with the Construct game engine can be easily shared and exported to a variety of platforms (web, desktop, mobile)
  • No prior programming experience required; appropriate for students as young as middle school and high school
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2784-8
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Softcover $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2783-1
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About this book

Design and create video games using Construct 2. No prior experience is required.Game Development with Construct 2 teaches you to create 12 different game projects from a variety of genres, including car racing and tower defense to platformer and action-adventure. The software is user friendly and powerful, and the games you create can be exported to run on the web, desktop computers, and smartphones.

What You'll Learn

  • Create complete functional games using the Construct 2 game engine
  • Understand general logical structures underlying video game programs
  • Use practical game design advice (such as visual feedback and gameplay balancing)
  • Understand programming concepts useful throughout computer science

Who This Book Is For

Middle school and high school students with no prior programming knowledge, and only minimal mathematical knowledge (graphing (x,y) coordinates, measuring angles, and applying formulas)

About the authors

Lee Stemkoski is a professor of computer science and mathematics. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College in 2006. He has been teaching at the college level, with an emphasis on Java Programming, Computer Graphics, and Video Game Development for the past six years. Lee particularly enjoys playing classic games released for the Nintendo and Super Nintendo Entertainment System consoles. He has written another book, Beginning Game Development with LibGDX, in addition to many other scholarly articles and game development tutorials.  
Evan Leider is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer and Management Information Systems with a specialization in Game Development, with an expected graduation date of 2018. Since 2012, he has been using Construct 2 to create his own games. Evan has been a teaching assistant in introductory video game programming courses for two years, where he helps college and high school students learn how to use Construct 2. He enjoys playing video games such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Smash Brothers. 

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eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2784-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2783-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Game Development with Construct 2
Book Subtitle
From Design to Realization
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Lee Stemkoski and Evan Leider
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2784-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2784-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2783-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
219 illustrations in colour
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