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The Game Maker's Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners

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The Game Maker's Apprentice shows you how to create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of genres, including action, adventure, and puzzle games — complete with professional quality sound effects and visuals. It discusses game design theory and features practical examples of how this can be applied to making games that are more fun to play. Game Maker allows games to be created using a simple drag-and-drop interface, so you don't need to have any prior coding experience. It includes an optional programming language for adding advanced features to your games, when you feel ready to do so. You can obtain more information by visiting book.gamemaker.nl. The authors include the creator of the Game Maker tool and a former professional game programmer, so you'll glean understanding from their expertise. The book also includes a CD containing Game Maker software and all of the game projects that are created in the book — plus a host of professional-quality graphics and sound effects that you can use in your own games.

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Create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of genres, including action, adventure, and puzzle games--complete with professional quality sound effects and visuals. The CD contains Game Maker software and all of the game projects that are created in the book--plus a host of professional-quality graphics and sound effects.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Your First Game: Welcome to Game Maker.- Evil Clutches.- Section 2: Action: Colonize.- Break Free.- Game Design Review: Challenge, Goals, and Interactivity.- Section 3: Puzzles: Koalabr8.- Lazarus.- Game Design Review: Features, Level Design and Rewards.- Section 4: Enemies: Tank War.- 1945.- Game Design Review: Balance.- Section 5: Intelligence: GML Programming.- Pyramid Panic.- Mud Madness.- Game Design Review: Behavior and Opponent Modeling.- Final Words.- Appendices: Sound Effects.- Artwork.- Music.

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spoketippin, November 15, 2006 (view all comments by spoketippin)
I recommend this book to anyone interested in making computer games and wants a good start, this book will help you alot concidering it carries the cd with it, the game maker's apprentice is good for beginners or advanced game creators interested in learning more about the software. This book also shows examples of how to make the example games and brings resources such as the graphics and sound for them. To make games with game maker you need no coding experience or previous game creating experience all you need is this book and the software that comes along with it. If you give it a fair amount of effort you will most likely make pretty good games. The games can be educational or just plain fun, arcade, fps, 3d, platform,rpg, etc. 5 out of 5.
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spoketippin, November 14, 2006 (view all comments by spoketippin)
This book looks great!, game maker is the best game making program ever!, atleast that's my opinion. this but must be very helpful! i give it a 5 out of 5 great job!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590596159
Author:
Habgood, Jacob
Publisher:
Apress
Author:
Overmars, Mark
Author:
Habgood, J.
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Game Programming
Subject:
Programming - Games
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-Game Design
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
311
Dimensions:
8.85x6.99x.81 in. 1.44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Create nine exciting games using the wildly popular Game Maker game creation tool. This book covers a range of genres, including action, adventure, and puzzle games--complete with professional quality sound effects and visuals. The CD contains Game Maker software and all of the game projects that are created in the book--plus a host of professional-quality graphics and sound effects.
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