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Jacob Habgood

Jacob Habgood worked in the U.K. games industry for seven years, writing console games for Gremlin Interactive and Infogrames/Atari. During this time, he contributed to a wide range of titles and lead the programming teams on MicroMachines (PS2, X-Box and Game Cube) and Hogs of War (PlayStation). Jacob is now a doctoral student at the University of Nottingham, researching the educational potential of computer games. As part of this research, Jacob runs clubs and workshops teaching children and teenagers how to make their own computer games, providing free activities and resources through his website: www.gamelearning.net.

Jacob Habgood's Books

The Game Maker's Companion

The Game Maker's Companion

  • Publication Date: October 18, 2010
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2826-4

The Game Maker's Companion is the long-awaited sequel to The Game Maker's Apprentice: the beginner's guide to game development that has become a staple of the bedrooms and classrooms of hobbyist game developers all around the world. Learn More …

The Game Maker's Apprentice

The Game Maker's Apprentice

  • Publication Date: July 9, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-615-9

The Game Maker's Apprentice shows you how to create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. It discusses game design theory and features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games that are more fun to play. Game Maker software is also provided on the included DVD. Learn More …