Creating Adventure Games On Your Computer
by Tim Hartnell
Publisher: Ballantine Books 1984
Number of pages: 196
Though dated, Hartnell's book is a good introduction to adventure game construction. While the book focuses on BASIC programming, which wouldn't be a programmer's choice today, it offers sound design techniques for the absolute beginner.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Penn Wu - Global Text Project
These notes are designed to help students learn fundamental principles that apply to game programming regardless of the language used. These principles include gathering input from users, processing game data and rendering game objects to the screen.
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 Martin Fierz
These pages intend to give a comprehensive overview of the elements of a computer program which can play two-player strategy games like tic-tac-toe, connect four, checkers and chess. Code fragments in this text are written in C.
by Al Sweigart
This is a programming book that covers the Pygame game library for the Python programming language. Each chapter gives you the complete source code for a new game and teaches the important programming concepts from these examples.