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Bring realism to your games by mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques in Unity 2018 Key Features Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms Master shader programming through easy-to-follow examples Create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games Book DescriptionSince their ...
Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook: Transform your game into a visually stunning masterpiece with over 70 recipes, 3rd Edition
Bring realism to your games by mastering post-processing effects and advanced shading techniques in Unity 2018 Key Features Learn the secrets of creating AAA quality shaders without writing long algorithms Master shader programming through easy-to-follow examples Create stunning visual effects that can be used in 3D games Book DescriptionSince their introduction to Unity, shaders have been seen as notoriously difficult to understand and implement in games. Complex mathematics has always stood in the way of creating your own shaders and attaining the level of realism you crave. Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook changes that by giving you a recipe-based guide to creating shaders using Unity. It will show you everything you need to know about vectors, how lighting is constructed with them, and how textures are used to create complex effects without the heavy math. This book starts by teaching you how to use shaders without writing code with the post-processing stack. Then, you'll learn how to write shaders from scratch, build up essential lighting, and finish by creating stunning screen effects just like those in high-quality 3D and mobile games. You'll discover techniques, such as normal mapping, image-based lighting, and animating your models inside a shader. We'll explore how to use physically based rendering to treat light the way it behaves in the real world. At the end, we'll even look at Unity 2018's new Shader Graph system. With this book, what seems like a dark art today will be second nature by tomorrow. What you will learn Understand physically based rendering to fit the aesthetic of your game Write shaders from scratch in ShaderLab and HLSL/Cg Combine shader programming with interactive scripts to add life to your materials Design efficient shaders for mobile platforms without sacrificing their realism Use state-of-the-art techniques, such as volumetric explosions and fur shading Master the math and algorithms behind the most used lighting models Understand how shader models have evolved and how you can create your own Who this book is forUnity Shaders and Effects Cookbook is for developers who want to create their first shaders in Unity 2018 or wish to take their game to a whole new level by adding professional post-processing effects. A solid understanding of Unity is required to get the most from this book.
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52.490000 USD

Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook: Transform your game into a visually stunning masterpiece with over 70 recipes, 3rd Edition

by John P. Doran, Alan Zucconi
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A project based guides to learn animation, advanced shaders, environments, particle rendering, and networked games with Godot 3.0 Key Features Learn the art of developing cross-platform games Leverage Godot's node and scene system to design robust, reusable game objects Integrate Blender easily and efficiently with Godot to create powerful 3D ...
Godot Engine Game Development Projects: Build five cross-platform 2D and 3D games with Godot 3.0
A project based guides to learn animation, advanced shaders, environments, particle rendering, and networked games with Godot 3.0 Key Features Learn the art of developing cross-platform games Leverage Godot's node and scene system to design robust, reusable game objects Integrate Blender easily and efficiently with Godot to create powerful 3D games Book DescriptionGodot Engine Game Development Projects is an introduction to the Godot game engine and its new 3.0 version. Godot 3.0 brings a large number of new features and capabilities that make it a strong alternative to expensive commercial game engines. For beginners, Godot offers a friendly way to learn game development techniques, while for experienced developers it is a powerful, customizable tool that can bring your visions to life. This book consists of five projects that will help developers achieve a sound understanding of the engine when it comes to building games. Game development is complex and involves a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills. This book can help you build on your foundation level skills by showing you how to create a number of small-scale game projects. Along the way, you will learn how Godot works and discover important game development techniques that you can apply to your projects. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach and practical examples, the book will take you from the absolute basics through to sophisticated game physics, animations, and other techniques. Upon completing the final project, you will have a strong foundation for future success with Godot 3.0. What you will learn Get started with the Godot game engine and editor Organize a game project Import graphical and audio assets Use Godot's node and scene system to design robust, reusable game objects Write code in GDScript to capture input and build complex behaviors Implement user interfaces to display information Create visual effects to spice up your game Learn techniques that you can apply to your own game projects Who this book is forGodot Engine Game Development Projects is for both new users and experienced developers, who want to learn to make games using a modern game engine. Some prior programming experience in C and C++ is recommended.
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41.990000 USD

Godot Engine Game Development Projects: Build five cross-platform 2D and 3D games with Godot 3.0

by Chris Bradfield
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A 3D user interface (3DUI) is an interface in which the user performs tasks in three dimensions. For example, interactions using hand/body gestures, interaction using a motion controller (e.g. Sony PlayStation Move), interaction with virtual reality devices using tracked motion controllers, etc. All these technologies which let a user interact ...
Designing Immersive Video Games Using 3DUI Technologies: Improving the Gamer's User Experience
A 3D user interface (3DUI) is an interface in which the user performs tasks in three dimensions. For example, interactions using hand/body gestures, interaction using a motion controller (e.g. Sony PlayStation Move), interaction with virtual reality devices using tracked motion controllers, etc. All these technologies which let a user interact in three dimensions are called 3D user interface technologies. These 3D user interfaces have the potential to make games more immersive & engaging and thus potentially provide a better user experience to gamers. Although 3D user interface technologies are available for games, it is unclear how their usage affects game play and if there are any user performance benefits. This book presents state of the art research on exploring 3D user interface technologies for improving video games. It also presents a review of research work done in this area and describes experiments focused on usage of stereoscopic 3D, head tracking, and hand gesture-based control in gaming scenarios. These experiments are systematic studies in gaming environments and are aimed at understanding the effect of the underlined 3D interface technology on the gaming experience of a user. Based on these experiments, several design guidelines are presented which can aid game designers in designing better immersive games.
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146.990000 USD

Designing Immersive Video Games Using 3DUI Technologies: Improving the Gamer's User Experience

by Joseph J. LaViola Jr., Arun K. Kulshreshth
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Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins tell the true stories of life in the industry by people of color, LGBTQIA and other marginalized identities. This collection of essays give people a chance to tell their stories and to let others know what life on the other side of ...
Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins
Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins tell the true stories of life in the industry by people of color, LGBTQIA and other marginalized identities. This collection of essays give people a chance to tell their stories and to let others know what life on the other side of the screen is like when you're not part of the supposed majority .
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66.53 USD

Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins

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Transform games into environments using machine learning and Deep learning with Tensorflow, Keras, and Unity Key Features Learn how to apply core machine learning concepts to your games with Unity Learn the Fundamentals of Reinforcement Learning and Q-Learning and apply them to your games Learn How to build multiple asynchronous ...
Learn Unity ML-Agents - Fundamentals of Unity Machine Learning: Incorporate new powerful ML algorithms such as Deep Reinforcement Learning for games
Transform games into environments using machine learning and Deep learning with Tensorflow, Keras, and Unity Key Features Learn how to apply core machine learning concepts to your games with Unity Learn the Fundamentals of Reinforcement Learning and Q-Learning and apply them to your games Learn How to build multiple asynchronous agents and run them in a training scenario Book DescriptionUnity Machine Learning agents allow researchers and developers to create games and simulations using the Unity Editor, which serves as an environment where intelligent agents can be trained with machine learning methods through a simple-to-use Python API. This book takes you from the basics of Reinforcement and Q Learning to building Deep Recurrent Q-Network agents that cooperate or compete in a multi-agent ecosystem. You will start with the basics of Reinforcement Learning and how to apply it to problems. Then you will learn how to build self-learning advanced neural networks with Python and Keras/TensorFlow. From there you move o n to more advanced training scenarios where you will learn further innovative ways to train your network with A3C, imitation, and curriculum learning models. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to build more complex environments by building a cooperative and competitive multi-agent ecosystem. What you will learn Develop Reinforcement and Deep Reinforcement Learning for games. Understand complex and advanced concepts of reinforcement learning and neural networks Explore various training strategies for cooperative and competitive agent development Adapt the basic script components of Academy, Agent, and Brain to be used with Q Learning. Enhance the Q Learning model with improved training strategies such as Greedy-Epsilon exploration Implement a simple NN with Keras and use it as an external brain in Unity Understand how to add LTSM blocks to an existing DQN Build multiple asynchronous agents and run them in a training scenario Who this book is forThis book is intended for developers with an interest in using Machine learning algorithms to develop better games and simulations with Unity. The reader will be required to have a working knowledge of C# and a basic understanding of Python.
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31.490000 USD

Learn Unity ML-Agents - Fundamentals of Unity Machine Learning: Incorporate new powerful ML algorithms such as Deep Reinforcement Learning for games

by Micheal Lanham
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Automatic content generation is the production of content for games, web pages, or other purposes by procedural means. Search-based automatic content generation employs search-based algorithms to accomplish automatic content generation. This book presents a number of different techniques for search-based automatic content generation where the search algorithm is an evolutionary ...
Exploring Representation in Evolutionary Level Design
Automatic content generation is the production of content for games, web pages, or other purposes by procedural means. Search-based automatic content generation employs search-based algorithms to accomplish automatic content generation. This book presents a number of different techniques for search-based automatic content generation where the search algorithm is an evolutionary algorithm. The chapters treat puzzle design, the creation of small maps or mazes, the use of L-systems and a generalization of L-system to create terrain maps, the use of cellular automata to create maps, and, finally, the decomposition of the design problem for large, complex maps culminating in the creation of a map for a fantasy game module with designersupplied content and tactical features. The evolutionary algorithms used for the different types of content are generic and similar, with the exception of the novel sparse initialization technique are presented in Chapter 2. The points where the content generation systems vary are in the design of their fitness functions and in the way the space of objects being searched is represented. A large variety of different fitness functions are designed and explained, and similarly radically different representations are applied to the design of digital objects all of which are, essentially, maps for use in games.
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89.200000 USD

Exploring Representation in Evolutionary Level Design

by Daniel Ashlock
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Can we learn through play? Can we really play while learning? Of course! But how?! We all learn and educate others in our own unique ways. Successful educational games adapt to the particular learning needs of their players and facilitate the learning objectives of their designers. Educational Game Design Fundamentals ...
Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A Journey to Creating Intrinsically Motivating Learning Experiences
Can we learn through play? Can we really play while learning? Of course! But how?! We all learn and educate others in our own unique ways. Successful educational games adapt to the particular learning needs of their players and facilitate the learning objectives of their designers. Educational Game Design Fundamentals embarks on a journey to explore the necessary aspects to create games that are both fun and help players learn. This book examines the art of educational game design through various perspectives and presents real examples that will help readers make more informed decisions when creating their own games. In this way, readers can have a better idea of how to prepare for and organize the design of their educational games, as well as evaluate their ideas through several prisms, such as feasibility or learning and intrinsic values. Everybody can become education game designers, no matter what their technical, artistic or pedagogic backgrounds. This book refers to educators and designers of all sorts: from kindergarten to lifelong learning, from corporate training to museum curators and from tabletop or video game designers to theme park creators!
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80.18 USD

Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A Journey to Creating Intrinsically Motivating Learning Experiences

by George Kalmpourtzis
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OpenGL ES is the standard graphics API used for mobile and embedded systems. Despite its widespread use, there is a lack of material that addresses the balance of both theory and practice in OpenGL ES. JungHyun Han's Introduction to Computer Graphics with OpenGL ES achieves this perfect balance. Han's depiction ...
Introduction to Computer Graphics with OpenGL ES
OpenGL ES is the standard graphics API used for mobile and embedded systems. Despite its widespread use, there is a lack of material that addresses the balance of both theory and practice in OpenGL ES. JungHyun Han's Introduction to Computer Graphics with OpenGL ES achieves this perfect balance. Han's depiction of theory and practice illustrates how 3D graphics fundamentals are implemented. Theoretical or mathematical details around real-time graphics are also presented in a way that allows readers to quickly move on to practical programming. Additionally, this book presents OpenGL ES and shader code on many topics. Industry professionals, as well as, students in Computer Graphics and Game Programming courses will find this book of importance.
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119.43 USD

Introduction to Computer Graphics with OpenGL ES

by JungHyun Han
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, this guide will help you create great 2D and 3D games for any platform with the 100% free Godot 3.0 game engine. Its straightforward, step-by-step approach guides you from basic scenes, graphics, and game flow through advanced shaders, environments, particle rendering, ...
Godot Engine Game Development in 24
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, this guide will help you create great 2D and 3D games for any platform with the 100% free Godot 3.0 game engine. Its straightforward, step-by-step approach guides you from basic scenes, graphics, and game flow through advanced shaders, environments, particle rendering, and networked games. Godot's co-creator and main contributorwalk you through building three complete games, offering advanced techniques you won't find anywhere else. Every lesson builds on what you've already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Godot engine programming tasks and techniques Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills Notes and tips point out shortcuts, solutions, and problems to avoid Learn how to... * Install Godot, create projects, and use the visual editor * Master the scene system, and organize games with Scene Trees * Create 2D graphics, 3D graphics, and animations * Use basic and advanced scripting to perform many game tasks * Process player input from any source * Control game flow, configurations, and resources * Maximize realism with Godot's physics and particle systems * Make the most of 3D shaders, materials, lighting, and shadows * Control effects and post-processing * Build richer, more sophisticated game universes with viewports * Develop networked games, from concepts to communication and input * Export games to the devices you've targeted * Integrate native code, third-party APIs, and engine extensions (bonus chapter)
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61.41 USD

Godot Engine Game Development in 24

by George Marques, Ariel Manzur
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Learn how to take your existing knowledge of Ethereum and Solidity to the next level. Hone your development skills and become more familiar with the syntax of the Solidity language by working through well-tested, well-documented intermediate-level sample projects. You will begin by covering the basics of Ethereum, Solidity, and gaming ...
Building Games with Ethereum Smart Contracts: Intermediate Projects for Solidity Developers
Learn how to take your existing knowledge of Ethereum and Solidity to the next level. Hone your development skills and become more familiar with the syntax of the Solidity language by working through well-tested, well-documented intermediate-level sample projects. You will begin by covering the basics of Ethereum, Solidity, and gaming theory. From there, you will move onto sample projects that use smart contract engineering to create fun casino-style games that you can deploy and test on your friends and colleagues with real ether. All games are provably fair and auditable, so that players know the house won't always win! Ideal for any reader with exposure to Ethereum, the techniques this book teaches are applicable to game developers, software engineers, web developers, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. What You'll Learn Use various features and best practices for smart contract programming in Ethereum and Solidity Develop and deploy games of chance, similar to the kind you'd find in a casino Create fun, easy projects with Ethereum lntegrate the Ethereum blockchain into games Who This Book Is For Entry-level programmers with some exposure to Ethereum; game developers, Blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts looking to add Ethereum and Solidity development to their skill set; software engineers and Web developers
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51.18 USD

Building Games with Ethereum Smart Contracts: Intermediate Projects for Solidity Developers

by Chris Dannen, Kedar Iyer
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At a time when magic seems nothing more than a distant memory, when metal and technology reign supreme, a group of rebels rise up to oppose a demonic empire and the jester turned king. Final Fantasy VI reached the height of RPG greatness, straddling the old and new generations and ...
The Legend of Final Fantasy VI
At a time when magic seems nothing more than a distant memory, when metal and technology reign supreme, a group of rebels rise up to oppose a demonic empire and the jester turned king. Final Fantasy VI reached the height of RPG greatness, straddling the old and new generations and witness to the handover of power. Fans will be delighted to discover little-known facts detailing the compilation's origins, storyline, and decryption.
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39.07 USD

The Legend of Final Fantasy VI

by Pierre Maugein
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Designing and Developing Robust Instructional Apps advances the state of instructional app development using three learning paradigms for building knowledge foundations, problem-solving, and experimentation. Drawing on research and development lessons gleaned from noted educational technologists, time-tested systematic instructional design processes, and results from user experience design, the book considers the ...
Designing and Developing Robust Instructional Apps
Designing and Developing Robust Instructional Apps advances the state of instructional app development using three learning paradigms for building knowledge foundations, problem-solving, and experimentation. Drawing on research and development lessons gleaned from noted educational technologists, time-tested systematic instructional design processes, and results from user experience design, the book considers the planning and specification of instructional apps that blend media (text, images, sound, and moving pictures) and instructional method. Further, for readers with little to no programming experience, introductory treatments of JavaScript and Python, along with data fundamentals and machine learning techniques, offer a guided journey that produces robust instructional apps and concludes with next steps for advancing the state of instructional app development.
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45.100000 USD

Designing and Developing Robust Instructional Apps

by Kenneth J. Luterbach
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Multiplayer Online Games (MOGs) have become a new genre of play culture, integrating communication and entertainment in a playful, computer-mediated environment that evolves through user interaction. This book comprehensively reviews the origins, players, and social dynamics of MOGs, as well as six major empirical research methods used in previous works ...
Multiplayer Online Games: Origins, Players, and Social Dynamics
Multiplayer Online Games (MOGs) have become a new genre of play culture, integrating communication and entertainment in a playful, computer-mediated environment that evolves through user interaction. This book comprehensively reviews the origins, players, and social dynamics of MOGs, as well as six major empirical research methods used in previous works to study MOGs (i.e., observation/ethnography, survey/interviews, content and discourse analysis, experiments, network analysis, and case studies). It concludes that MOGs represent a highly sophisticated, networked, multimedia and multimodal Internet technology, which can construct entertaining, simultaneous, persistent social virtual worlds for gamers. Overall, the book shows that what we can learn from MOGs is how games and gaming, as ubiquitous activities, fit into ordinary life in today's information society, in the moments where the increased use of media as entertainment, the widespread application of networked information technologies, and participation in new social experiences intersect.
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157.450000 USD

Multiplayer Online Games: Origins, Players, and Social Dynamics

by Guo Freeman
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Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One
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62.990000 USD

Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One

by Raph Koster
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Proceedings, the Thirteenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment
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63.000000 USD

Proceedings, the Thirteenth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment

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Go through 3D game development techniques using Unity Key Features Kick-start your game development carrer and build ready-to-play 2D and 3D games with ease Understand the key concepts in game design including scripting, physics, instantiation, particle effects, and more Build games that run on desktop, mobile, and the web Book ...
Unity 2017 Game Development Essentials: Build fully functional 2D and 3D games with realistic environments, sounds, physics, special effects, and more! , 3rd Edition
Go through 3D game development techniques using Unity Key Features Kick-start your game development carrer and build ready-to-play 2D and 3D games with ease Understand the key concepts in game design including scripting, physics, instantiation, particle effects, and more Build games that run on desktop, mobile, and the web Book DescriptionUnity is the most popular game engine among Indie developers, start-ups, and medium to large independent game development companies. This book is a complete exercise in game development covering environments, physics, sound, particles, and much more-to get you up and running with Unity rapidly. In this informal guide, you'll get to grips with the basics of game development, starting off with using C# for scripting. You'll get the hang of Unity's development environment and will be able to set up the required assets for your frst 2D game. You'll work on animating your player and getting it to move in the 2D environment. Next, you'll see how to build the game in 3D, making use of Unity's new 3D animation system. After building a beautiful 3D environment for the game, you'll work with the latest physics system that Unity has to offer and will make your assets interactive. You'll induce artifcial intelligence into the enemies and develop a mechanism to hit them with rocks and punches. Once you've made things pretty with the particle system, you'll move on to optimize the game, adding a cross-platform ready UI, and publishing your game across multiple platforms. You'll walk away with a cool 2D parallax side parallax game and an even cooler third-person 3D adventure game, but most importantly, with the confdence to build your own games. What you will learn Script games using C# Build your very first 2D and 3D games Work through the key concepts in game development such as animations, physics, and scripting Test and optimize your games to attain great performance Create fully functional menus, HUDs, and UI Create player character interactions with AI and NPC Who this book is forWho this book is written for: If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point.
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47.240000 USD

Unity 2017 Game Development Essentials: Build fully functional 2D and 3D games with realistic environments, sounds, physics, special effects, and more! , 3rd Edition

by Tommaso Lintrami
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Game Programming in C++: Creating 3D Games
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68.24 USD

Game Programming in C++: Creating 3D Games

by Sanjay Madhav
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App Inventor2 Nyuumon2: Tanoshii Ge-Mu Wo Burokku Wo Tunaide Choukantanni Sumaho Apuri Ga Dekiru Hon
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34.650000 USD

App Inventor2 Nyuumon2: Tanoshii Ge-Mu Wo Burokku Wo Tunaide Choukantanni Sumaho Apuri Ga Dekiru Hon

by Kusano Yasuhide
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Learn to create, publish and monetize your mobile games with the latest Unity 2017 tool-set easily for Android and iOS About This Book * One-stop solution to becoming proficient in mobile game development using Unity 2017 * Port your Unity games to popular platforms such as iOS and Android * ...
Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development
Learn to create, publish and monetize your mobile games with the latest Unity 2017 tool-set easily for Android and iOS About This Book * One-stop solution to becoming proficient in mobile game development using Unity 2017 * Port your Unity games to popular platforms such as iOS and Android * Unleash the power of C# scripting to create realistic gameplay and animations in Unity 2017. Who This Book Is For If you are a game developer and want to build mobile games for iOS and Android, then this is the book for you. Previous knowledge of C# and Unity is helpful, but not required. What You Will Learn * Use Unity to build an endless runner game * Set up and deploy a project to a mobile device * Create interesting gameplay elements using inputs from your mobile device * Monetize your game projects with Unity ads and in-app purchases * Design UI elements that can be used well in Landscape and Portrait mode at different resolutions, supporting phones, tablets, and PCs. * How to submit your game to the iOS and Android app stores In Detail Unity has established itself as an overpowering force for developing mobile games. If you love mobile games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this book is just what you need. This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own. Starting from scratch, you will build, set up, and deploy a simple game to a mobile device. You will learn to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode at different resolutions. You will explore the best ways to monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you share your game information on social networks. Next, using Unity's analytics tools you will be able to make your game better by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you'll learn how to publish your game on the iOS and Android App Stores for the world to see and play along. Style and approach This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach for Unity game developers to explore everything needed to develop mobile games with Unity.
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47.240000 USD

Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

by John P. Doran
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Carry out the pre-planning, design, and programming of role playing games (RPGs) using the popular GameMaker: Studio in this very practical and fun book. Author Ben Tyers teaches you how to create a story or plotline for the RPG, apply aesthetics, and develop core and extended gameplay. Using Learn RPGs ...
Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio: Build and Design Role Playing Games
Carry out the pre-planning, design, and programming of role playing games (RPGs) using the popular GameMaker: Studio in this very practical and fun book. Author Ben Tyers teaches you how to create a story or plotline for the RPG, apply aesthetics, and develop core and extended gameplay. Using Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio, you can design and build your own RPG using the GameMaker: Studio platform. Build your first game application and deploy in an app store, on Facebook, or just on a PC. Maybe, even, make a few bucks. What You'll Learn Use the GameMaker: Studio platform to design and build a role playing gameCreate a story for game design purposes, using a plot line and defining characters Discover the impact of aesthetics on art style, character separation, scene development, sound design and viewsMaster core gameplay elements such as battles, exploration, scoring, and endingsWork with extended gameplay elements such as collectibles, quirks, management, and saving Employ the various core and extended gameplay elements as appropriate to your RPG Who This Book Is For Game designers or developers looking to design and build their first role playing game using the GameMaker: Studio platform.
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47.240000 USD

Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio: Build and Design Role Playing Games

by Ben Tyers
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Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous programming experience and explores all major areas of ...
Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines
Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous programming experience and explores all major areas of game development in a succinct, entertaining fashion.Have you dreamed of making your own video game? Do you find the prospect daunting? Fear not. A new generation of game engines has emerged. Lengthy and complicated feats of programming are largely a thing of the past in video game development. To create commercially viable games you simply need the right tools, many of which are discussed in this book. A gigantic software team isn't a must-have prerequisite for success. The one-person operation is back.What You Will Learn Master the concepts and jargon used in game creation for the beginnerFind the best game development suite for your projectMake the most out of related graphics and audio production softwareDiscover video game marketing essentialsWho This Book Is For People with no programming experience who desire a career in the video game industry as producers or independent, single-person developers.
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47.240000 USD

Mostly Codeless Game Development: New School Game Engines

by Robert Ciesla
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Master a series of performance-enhancing coding techniques and methods that help them improve the performance of their Unity3D applications About This Book * Discover features and techniques to optimize Unity Engine's CPU cycles, memory usage, and the GPU throughput of any application * Explore multiple techniques to solve performance issues ...
Unity 2017 Game Optimization -
Master a series of performance-enhancing coding techniques and methods that help them improve the performance of their Unity3D applications About This Book * Discover features and techniques to optimize Unity Engine's CPU cycles, memory usage, and the GPU throughput of any application * Explore multiple techniques to solve performance issues with your VR projects * Learn the best practices for project organization to save time through an improved workflow Who This Book Is For This book is intended for intermediate and advanced Unity developers who have experience with most of Unity's feature-set, and who want to maximize the performance of their game. Familiarity with the C# language will be needed. What You Will Learn * Use the Unity Profiler to find bottlenecks anywhere in your application, and discover how to resolve them * Implement best practices for C# scripting to avoid common pitfalls * Develop a solid understanding of the rendering pipeline, and maximize its performance by reducing draw calls and avoiding fill rate bottlenecks * Enhance shaders in a way that is accessible to most developers, optimizing them through subtle yet effective performance tweaks * Keep your scenes as dynamic as possible by making the most of the Physics engine * Organize, filter, and compress your art assets to maximize performance while maintaining high quality * Discover different kinds of performance problems that are critical for VR projects and how to tackle them * Use the Mono Framework and C# to implement low-level enhancements that maximize memory usage and avoid garbage collection * Get to know the best practices for project organization to save time through an improved workflow In Detail Unity is an awesome game development engine. Through its massive feature-set and ease-of-use, Unity helps put some of the best processing and rendering technology in the hands of hobbyists and professionals alike. This book shows you how to make your games fly with the recent version of Unity 2017, and demonstrates that high performance does not need to be limited to games with the biggest teams and budgets. Since nothing turns gamers away from a game faster than a poor user-experience, the book starts by explaining how to use the Unity Profiler to detect problems. You will learn how to use stopwatches, timers and logging methods to diagnose the problem. You will then explore techniques to improve performance through better programming practices. Moving on, you will then learn about Unity's built-in batching processes; when they can be used to improve performance, and their limitations. Next, you will import your art assets using minimal space, CPU and memory at runtime, and discover some underused features and approaches for managing asset data. You will also improve graphics, particle system and shader performance with a series of tips and tricks to make the most of GPU parallel processing. You will then delve into the fundamental layers of the Unity3D engine to discuss some issues that may be difficult to understand without a strong knowledge of its inner-workings. The book also introduces you to the critical performance problems for VR projects and how to tackle them. By the end of the book, you will have learned to improve the development workflow by properly organizing assets and ways to instantiate assets as quickly and waste-free as possible via object pooling. Style and approach This practical book will help readers understand the essentials of the Unity3D engine and how to build games while improving the performance of their applications.
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47.240000 USD

Unity 2017 Game Optimization -

by Chris Dickinson
Paperback
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Aimed to give novice coders an understanding of the methods and techniques used in professional games development. It is also designed to help develop and strengthen basic C/C++ skills, help to develop familiarity with hardware and allow the reader to increase their confidence as game programmers by walking them through ...
Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBCs
Aimed to give novice coders an understanding of the methods and techniques used in professional games development. It is also designed to help develop and strengthen basic C/C++ skills, help to develop familiarity with hardware and allow the reader to increase their confidence as game programmers by walking them through increasingly difficult game concepts but, maintaining the understanding that despite the increased complexity, the core concepts remain consistent with the advancement of the technology and that the technology only enhances the gaming experience. Demonstrates underlying principles of game coding in practical step by step ways to increase exposure to concepts in game coding.
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76.77 USD

Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBCs

by Brian Beuken
Paperback
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In Advanced Game Design, pioneering game designer and instructor Michael Sellers situates game design practices in a strong theoretical framework of systems thinking, enabling designers to think more deeply and clearly about their work, so they can produce better, more engaging games for any device or platform. Sellers offers a ...
Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach
In Advanced Game Design, pioneering game designer and instructor Michael Sellers situates game design practices in a strong theoretical framework of systems thinking, enabling designers to think more deeply and clearly about their work, so they can produce better, more engaging games for any device or platform. Sellers offers a deep unifying framework in which practical game design best practices and proven systems thinking theory reinforce each other, helping game designers understand what they are trying to accomplish and the best ways to achieve it. Drawing on 20+ years of experience designing games, launching game studios, and teaching game design, Sellers explains: What games are, and how systems thinking can help you think about them more clearly How to systematically promote engagement, interactivity, and fun What you can learn from MDA and other game design frameworks How to create gameplay and core loops How to design the entire player experience, and how to build game mechanics that work together to create that experience How to capture your game's big idea and Unique Selling Proposition How to establish high-level and background design and translate it into detailed design How to build, playtest, and iterate early prototypes How to build your game design career in a field that keeps changing at breakneck speed
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81.89 USD

Advanced Game Design: A Systems Approach

by Michael Sellers
Paperback
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The Ultimate Roblox Book: An Unofficial Guide: Learn How to Build Your Own Worlds, Customize Your Games, and So Much More!
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15.740000 USD

The Ultimate Roblox Book: An Unofficial Guide: Learn How to Build Your Own Worlds, Customize Your Games, and So Much More!

by David Jagneaux
Paperback
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Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn't. YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you've probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad ...
Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of
Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn't. YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you've probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad Domain of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computers was. Attack of the Flickering Skeletons is even bigger than the original Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of - this second excavation of gaming's buried past will not only unearth more appalling excuses for digital entertainment, but also feature guest contributors and several special interest chapters not based around single specific games. These are NOT the games you've heard of a million times in YouTube videos. This is a compilation of truly obscure and dreadful games. Dripping with wry humour and featuring the best, worst graphics from the games themselves, this book encapsulates the atrocities produced in the days of tight budgets and low quality controls. These are even more appalling games that leaked from the industry's tear ducts, taken down from the dusty shelves of history by the man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it.
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22.17 USD

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

by Stuart Ashen
Hardback
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Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games. Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining the gaze in various games; player romance behavior ...
Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games
Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games. Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining the gaze in various games; player romance behavior in games; or exploring the ethical ramifications of sexuality in virtual reality and other emerging technologies, this book discusses what players want in video game romance, and how developers can best deliver it.
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80.18 USD

Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games

by Heidi McDonald
Paperback
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Master realistic animations and graphics, particle systems, game AI and physics, sprites and VR development with Unity 2017 About This Book * Create professional grade games with realistic animation and graphics, particle systems and game physics with Unity 2017 * Unleash the power of C# scripting to create intelligent game ...
Mastering Unity 2017 Game Development with C# -
Master realistic animations and graphics, particle systems, game AI and physics, sprites and VR development with Unity 2017 About This Book * Create professional grade games with realistic animation and graphics, particle systems and game physics with Unity 2017 * Unleash the power of C# scripting to create intelligent game AI and professional grade game workflows. * Create immersive VR games using the latest Unity 2017 VR SDK. Who This Book Is For If you are a Unity developer who now wants to develop and deploy interesting games by leveraging the new features of Unity 2017, then this is the book for you. Basic knowledge of C# programming is assumed. What You Will Learn * Explore hands-on tasks and real-world scenarios to make a Unity horror adventure game * Create enemy characters that act intelligently and make reasoned decisions * Use data files to save and restore game data in a way that is platform-agnostic * Get started with VR development * Use navigation meshes, occlusion culling, and Profiler tools * Work confidently with GameObjects, rotations, and transformations * Understand specific gameplay features such as AI enemies, inventory systems, and level design In Detail Do you want to make the leap from being an everyday Unity developer to being a pro game developer? Then look no further! This book is your one-stop solution to creating mesmerizing games with lifelike features and amazing gameplay. This book focuses in some detail on a practical project with Unity, building a first-person game with many features. You'll delve into the architecture of a Unity game, creating expansive worlds, interesting render effects, and other features to make your games special. You will create individual game components, use efficient animation techniques, and implement collision and physics effectively. Specifically, we'll explore optimal techniques for importing game assets, such as meshes and textures; tips and tricks for effective level design; how to animate and script NPCs; how to configure and deploy to mobile devices; how to prepare for VR development; how to work with version control; and more. By the end of this book, you'll have developed sufficient competency in Unity development to produce fun games with confidence. Style and approach This book takes an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial approach. You will create an advanced level Unity game with an emphasis on leveraging advanced Unity 2017 features while developing the game in its entirety.
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52.490000 USD

Mastering Unity 2017 Game Development with C# -

by Alan Thorn
Paperback
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Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes ...
Acting and Character Animation: The Art of Animated Films, Acting and Visualizing
Animation has a lot to do with acting. That is, character animation, not the standardized, mechanical process of animation. Acting and animation are highly creative processes. This book is divided into two parts: From film history we learn about the importance of actors and the variety of acting that goes into animation; then, we will turn to the actor's point of view to describe the various techniques involved. Through exhaustive research and interviews with people ranging from Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis to Jaffrey Katzenberg and Ed Hooks, this book will be the primary source for animators and animation actors.
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92.13 USD

Acting and Character Animation: The Art of Animated Films, Acting and Visualizing

by Anna Khan, Rolf Giesen
Paperback
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Having taken players all the way to the gateway to the modern world in Syndicate, Assassin's Creed once again takes fans on an adventure through history. The Art of Assassin's Creed Origins collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D Renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists ...
The Art of Assassin's Creed Origins
Having taken players all the way to the gateway to the modern world in Syndicate, Assassin's Creed once again takes fans on an adventure through history. The Art of Assassin's Creed Origins collates hundreds of concept arts, including sketches, final paintings, and 3D Renders, alongside in-depth commentary from the artists and developers, representing the ultimate insight into the design processes behind the game.
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51.18 USD

The Art of Assassin's Creed Origins

by Paul Davies
Hardback
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