Cross-Platform Game Programming with gameplay3d
Publisher: Wikibooks 2014
Gameplay3d is a free and open-source C++/Lua programming framework. This guide will begin by introducing you to gameplay3d, before delving more deeply into its many features. Clear step-by-step examples will be provided, along with code samples which can be tailored towards your own projects.
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