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Video Game Programming for Kids (For Teens)

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VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS Introduces pre-teens and young learners to the exciting world of game programming. This concise, dynamic book is designed specifically for 8-12 years olds and uses simple language; a step-by-step approach; and no-cost QB64 easy, but powerful, software to teach short graphics programs and games. This book is ideal for true beginners or young users who have no prior experience with programming tools. The author uses a humorous, captivating approach with brief chapters that each focus on a single programming or basic computer science concept. All programs and readings center around fun activities, such as cracking a safe, guessing the secret number, or finding the treasure.

Synopsis:

Do you want to learn how to write your own cool and exciting video games? VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS teaches young video game enthusiasts how to program video games with QB64, a simple and free version of the BASIC programming language. Written specifically for kids ages 8-12, the book requires no programming experience and uses simple concepts, fun games, and easy to-understand language to teach introductory programming techniques. Read, tested, and approved by kid reviewers, each chapter focuses on a single programming concept, and most of the example games do not require additional downloads to run. You'll be writing your own games in no time! Are you ready to get started?

Table of Contents

1. Hello Stinky Head [intro to QB64]. 2. Big Mean Kitty Chases Cute Little Dog [simple graphics]. 3. Save the Hangman [simple game]. 4. Finding Secret Pirate Treasure [timed game]. 5. Let's Go Fishing [complex graphics]. 6. Backpack Attack [first real time game]. 7. Fighting Scary Robots that like to say "Exterminate!" [audio chapter]. 8. Super Squirt Gun versus the Lizard [getting player input]. 9. You Forgot Your Combination!? [doing math]. 10. You Big Ant Stomping Meanie [arrays]. 11. Beetles Are Kind of Dumb (but let's be nice to them) [game logic]. 12. Driving Like Crazy [serious collision game]. 13. Catch The Parachute Guy!

Product Details

ISBN:
9781435461161
Author:
Harbour, Jonathan S
Publisher:
Course Technology
Author:
Harbour, Jonathan S.
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Game Programming
Subject:
Jonathan S. Harbour
Subject:
VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS
Subject:
beginning programming
Subject:
beginner computer skills
Subject:
QB64
Subject:
pre-teen game programming
Subject:
teen game development
Subject:
Software Engineering-Game Design
Subject:
Children s-Computers
Subject:
General Computers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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"Synopsis" by , Do you want to learn how to write your own cool and exciting video games? VIDEO GAME PROGRAMMING FOR KIDS teaches young video game enthusiasts how to program video games with QB64, a simple and free version of the BASIC programming language. Written specifically for kids ages 8-12, the book requires no programming experience and uses simple concepts, fun games, and easy to-understand language to teach introductory programming techniques. Read, tested, and approved by kid reviewers, each chapter focuses on a single programming concept, and most of the example games do not require additional downloads to run. You'll be writing your own games in no time! Are you ready to get started?
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