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Game Coding Complete, Fourth Edition by David Graham, Mike McShaffry

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CHAPTER 1WHAT IS GAME PROGRAMMING REALLY LIKE?

by Mike McShaffry

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Programming games can be very different from other kinds of programming. Some of the good aspects of game programming have to do with the bleeding edge challenges you run across and the fact that sometimes you actually see your name scroll across a credits screen. Games are cool, and everybody loves them. If you meet a fan at a computer game store, that person is usually really happy to meet you. You get to play with some great technology from manufacturers like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Apple, and others. Software development kits from companies like Unity, Havok, Epic, Valve, ...

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