I must chime in with the others. This book is a fantastic book for programming in general, not just for games. It has a crystal clear look at how to be the benevolent architect of a very complicated piece of software without getting lost in exactly how your particular language does something. The code samples are technically C++, but are written so cleanly and stripped of all unnecessary parts that it feels like pseudo-code.
Also, you can read the whole thing online right now. It's funny, it's an unbelievable game-maker spirit animal guide, it'll make your code better. Go there, use it, and come back and buy a copy.
I bought the hard copy because I wanted this guy to get something for his incredible effort. Also, it looks pretty, and as he says, "doesn't need batteries". On that note, it's incredibly well typeset and laid out.
I couldn't be happier with the book.
- Paperback: 345 pages
- Publisher: Lightning Source Inc (2 November 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0990582906
- ISBN-13: 978-0990582908
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 2 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 721 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)