Designing Games
Ready to give your design skills a real boost? This eye-opening book helps you explore the design structure behind most of today's hit video games. You'll learn principles and practices for crafting games that generate emotionally charged experiences - a combination of elegant game mechanics, compelling fiction, and pace that fully immerses players.

In clear and approachable prose, design pro Tynan Sylvester also looks at the day-to-day process necessary to keep your project on track, including how to work with a team, and how to avoid creative dead ends. more »
Android Game Programming For Dummies
Android phones are rapidly gaining market share, nudging the iPhone out of the top spot. Games are the most frequently downloaded apps in the Android market, and users are willing to pay for them. Game programming can be challenging, but this step-by-step guide explains the process in easily understood terms.

If you have some programming knowledge, Android Game Programming For Dummies will have you creating cool games for the Android platform quickly and easily. more »
Learning Android Game Programming
The book starts with an up-to-the-minute overview of today's Android mobile games marketplace, reviews each leading genre, and teaches you the foundational concepts of game development. You'll design a simple game, then master every step of game development with AndEngine—the powerful, open source, free game-development engine. Every chapter teaches with sample code you can actually use, including many examples drawn from the published game, Virgins Versus Vampires (V3). more »
Flash Game Development by Example
Build 10 classic games in Flash. Learn the essential skills for Flash game development. Start developing games straight away. Build your first game in the first chapter. Fun and fast paced. Ideal for readers with no Flash or game programming experience. The most popular games in the world are built in Flash. more »
Python Text Processing with NLTK 2.0 Cookbook
Natural Language Processing is used everywhere - in search engines, spell checkers, mobile phones, computer games - even your washing machine. Python's Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) suite of libraries has rapidly emerged as one of the most efficient tools for Natural Language Processing. You want to employ nothing less than the best techniques in Natural Language Processing - and this book is your answer.

Python Text Processing with NLTK 2.0 Cookbook is your handy and illustrative guide, which will walk you through all the Natural Language Processing techniques in a step-by-step manner. It will demystify the advanced features of text analysis and text mining using the comprehensive NLTK suite. more »
Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine
Panda3D is a game engine, a framework for 3D rendering and game development for Python and C++ programs. It includes graphics, audio, I/O, collision detection, and other abilities relevant to the creation of 3D games. Also, Panda3D is Open Source and free for any purpose, including commercial ventures. This book will enable you to create finished, marketable computer games using Panda3D and other entirely open-source tools and then sell those games without paying a cent for licensing. more »
Irrlicht 1.7 Realtime 3D Engine: Beginner's Guide
The Irrlicht Engine is a cross-platform high-performance real-time 3D engine written in C++. It features a powerful high-level API for creating complete 3D and 2D applications such as games or scientific visualizations.

Irrlicht 1.7 Realtime 3D Engine Beginner's Guide will teach you to master all that is required to create 2D and 3D applications using Irrlicht, beginning right from installation and proceeding step-by-step to deployment. more »
Web Audio API
Go beyond HTML5's Audio tag and boost the audio capabilities of your web application with the Web Audio API. Packed with lots of code examples, crisp descriptions, and useful illustrations, this concise guide shows you how to use this JavaScript API to make the sounds and music of your games and interactive applications come alive.

You need little or no digital audio expertise to get started. Author Boris Smus introduces you to digital audio concepts, then shows you how the Web Audio API solves specific application audio problems. You'll not only learn how to synthesize and process digital audio, you'll also explore audio analysis and visualization with this API. more »
Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!
Now you can build your own games for your Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7, or Windows-based PC - as you learn the underlying concepts for computer programming. Use this hands-on guide to dive straight into your first project - adding new tools and tricks to your arsenal as you go. No experience required! more »
Facebook Graph API Development with Flash
This book takes you through everything you need to know to integrate your AS3 apps and games with Facebook accompanied by illustrative screenshots and short quizzes.It presents you with in depth coverage of the key underlying concepts such as creating a basic application that runs inside Facebook and exploring the Graph API which greatly simplifies how developers can retrieve data. This book also covers topics on security, permissions and authentication features on Facebook. more »