The Art of Computer Game Design
by Chris Crawford
Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill 1997
Number of pages: 81
This book is one of the pioneer works seriously about video game. It talks about such topics as what is a game, why people play games, and how to design a game. The author describes in detail what goes into the game design including many examples from his own experience.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Michael Morrison - InformIT
Learn how to use C++ code to create basic animated graphics in this chapter from Beginning Game Programming by Michael Morrison. Practical lesson based on C++ programming, the basics of drawing graphics using the Windows Graphics Device Interface.
by Fabian Birzele - Java Cooperation
A very detailed introduction into the development of online games using Java. The text will lead you from the basic structure of an applet to the development of a whole game. Topics covered: AI, level editors, random generation of landscapes, etc.
by Brian Greenstone - Pangea Software, Inc
Programming secrets for aspiring Mac game programmers. The book covers OpenGL, HID Manager, OpenAL, Rendezvous, Core Graphics, Quicktime, Maya plug-ins, stereo 3D rendering, AltiVec optimizations, networking, copy-protection, marketing strategies, etc.
by Richard Fabian - dataorienteddesign.com
A practical guide for game developers working to create triple A titles across multiple platforms, for independent developers trying to get the most out of target hardware, for anyone who develops cutting edge software in restrictive hardware.