- Level up your game programming skills with insightful recipes on building games in C++
- Analyze the less commonly discussed problems with C++ applications to develop the best games
- Improve the performance of your games with the new multi-threading and networking features of C++11
C++ is one of the preferred languages for game development as it supports a variety of coding styles that provides low-level access to the system. C++ is still used as a preferred game programming language by many as it gives game programmers control of the entire architecture, including memory patterns and usage. However, there is little information available on how to harness the advanced features of C++ to build robust games.
This book will teach you techniques to develop logic and game code using C++. The primary goal of this book is to teach you to create high-quality games using C++ game programming scripts and techniques, regardless of the library or game engine you use. It will show you how to make use of the object-oriented capabilities of C++ so you can write well-structured and powerful games of any genre. The book also explores important areas such as physics programming and audio programming, and gives you other useful tips and tricks to improve your code.
By the end of this book, you will be competent in game programming using C++, and will be able to develop your own games in C++.
What you will learn
- Explore the basics of game development to build great and effective features for your game
- Develop your first text-based game using the various concepts of object-oriented programming
- Use algorithms when developing games with various sorting and searching techniques
- Exploit data structures in a game's development for data storage
- Create your first 2D game using GDI library and sprite sheet.
- Build your first advanced 2D game of space invaders using patterns such as observer, fly-weight, abstract factory, command, state, and more
About the Author
Druhin Mukherjee is currently the co-founder and technical Director at GodSpeed Games. He has, over the years, worked with clients such as Lightning Fish Games, Chromativity, Rockstar North, Tag Games, BBC, Dynamo Games, and Codemasters.
Druhin has been balancing making games and teaching video game programming to enthusiastic students. He spent 3 years in Auckland, New Zealand as a Senior Lecturer in the Games department at Media Design School.
As a passionate games developer, Druhin has been sharing his knowledge on the Internet as blogs and websites. His recently started website for solving game development puzzles has over thousand subscribers.
Druhin has collaborated with other writers and published many journals and papers; however, this is his first official effort to write a book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Game Development Basics
Chapter 2. Object-Oriented Approach and Design in Games
Chapter 3. Data Structures in Game Development
Chapter 4. Algorithms for Game Development
Chapter 5. Event-Driven Programming – Making Your First 2D Game
Chapter 6. Design Patterns for Game Development
Chapter 7. Organizing and Backing Up
Chapter 8. AI in Game Development
Chapter 9. Physics in Game Development
Chapter 10. Multithreading in Game Development
Chapter 11. Networking in Game Development
Chapter 12. Audio in Game Development
Chapter 13. Tips and Tricks