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

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INTRODUCTION

by Mike McShaffry

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WELCOME TO THE FOURTH EDITION

The first edition of this book was published in the summer of 2003, just as I was making some big transitions of my own. The first edition gave me a chance to stand back and show programmers what really goes on in the world of game development. Writing the book was a challenge, but the rewards were many. I heard from programmers all around the world who enjoyed the book and found the stories, insight, and programming tips to be helpful. The second edition was almost a complete rewrite. The book went from around 700 pages to 1,110, and it was more popular than the first edition. In 2009, ...

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