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Mobile Device Game Development (Game Development)by Clayton E II Crooks
Synopses & Reviews
Mobile Device Game Development explores game development tools and practices for the rapidly growing mobile device market. The text uses the AppForge? MobileVB SDK and Paint Shop Pro? in conjunction with Visual Basic? to create games that can be played on numerous mobile game devices(e.g., Palm, Nokia, and PocketPC). The book and companion CD-ROM include tutorials and sample games to provide the reader with hands-on experience in creating games such as slot machines, card games, baseball, children's games, and more. Also on the CD-ROM are graphics, sound effects, and source code. The book addresses specific content issues that arise when switching from a PC game programming environment to that of a smaller device, such as the creation of graphics for a small screen.
Book News Annotation:
In this book/CD-ROM package, Crooks, a computer consultant, explores game development tools and practices for the rapidly growing mobile device market. The book uses Paint Shop Pro and the AppForge MobileVB SDK in conjunction with Visual Basic to create games that can be played on mobile game devices such as Palm, Nokia, and PocketPC. The book and the CD-ROM contain tutorials and sample games to provide hands-on experience in creating games. The CD-ROM also includes graphics, sound effects, and source code.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Clayton E. Crooks II (Knoxville, TN) is a partner in Advanced Information Systems, a consulting company specializing in custom hardware and software solutions for education, small business, and government entities. His articles have appeared in Dr. Dobb?s Journal, and he has recently published Awesome 3D Game Development: No Programming Required and Mobile Device Game Development.
Table of Contents
Chapter1 Introduction To Mobile Game Development Chapter2 Mobile Devices Chapter 3 Introduction To Visual Basic Chapter 4 Beginning Mobilevb Chapter 5 First Mobilevb Project Chapter 6 Emulators And Devices Chapter 7 The Palm Emulator Chapter8 Vb Slot Machine Chapter9 Mobilevb Slots Chapter 10 Introduction To Paint Shop Pro8 Chapter 11 Learning To Draw 2d Chapter 12 Introduction To Graphics Programming Chapter 13 Playing Sounds With Mobilevb Chapter 14 Pocket Fishbowl Chapter 15 Tic-Tac-Toe Chapter 16 Balloon Pop Chapter 17 Creating Card Games Chapter 18 Homerun Derby Chapter 19 Where To Go From Here Appendix A About The Cd-Rom Appendix B Standard Naming Conventions Appendix C Ascii Chart Appendix D Visual Basic Functions And Statements Appendix E Common Properties, Methods,
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