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Go through the steps necessary to create high-speed 2D retro-style games. This easy-to-read-and-follow one of a kind book on BlitzMax game programming also covers some 3D programming. BlitzMax for Absolute Beginners includes game application projects such as The Great Escape, Tank Attack, and Paratrooper. These will help you build your skills as you go. Have you ever wanted to program your own computer game? Never felt you could? Well, now you can.
What You'll Learn
Program computer games from scratch with BlitzMaxProduce high-quality arcade games with sound and graphicsUtilize the power of OpenGL to create fantastic 3D effects

Who This Book Is For

Those new to game programming and those new to BlitzMax.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Computer System

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 2. How BlitzMax Works

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 3. The BlitzMax IDE

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 4. Literals, Constants, and Variables

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 5. The Great Escape

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 6. Reusing Code with Functions

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 7. Using the File System

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 8. Tank Attack: The Second Game

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 9. Object-Oriented Programming

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 10. Project File Management

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 11. Graphics

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 12. User Input

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 13. Keyboard Input

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 14. Joystick

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 15. Common Input Routine

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 16. Collision Detection

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 17. OpenGL Special Effects

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 18. Paratrooper: Retro Involved

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 19. Sound Effects and Audio

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 20. Putting It All Together

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 21. Game Design

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 22. Storyboarding

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

Chapter 23. Project Management

Abstract
Correct file management is important in any project, but especially in game development, where it is not always possible to release patches to end users. Without correct file management, teams would not be able to function. We are going to look at two keywords that help:
Sloan Kelly

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