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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 1. Learning the Basics of Game Creation

If you’ve ever seen or played Pong, you can certainly appreciate the advancements made over the last 30 years that allow us to now have video games that literally rival movies in audiovisual appeal. If you’ve ever been curious about how these games work, you’ve certainly come to the right place. I started my journey into video game development through this same sense of amazement and curiosity that I had the power to create my own little virtual world that lived by its own rules, my rules. Armed with a little programming knowledge and a desire to see where my imagination could take me, I learned the essentials of video game creation. Unfortunately, I had to learn it the hard way by inventing my own ...

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