Windows Game Programming For Dummies
The multimedia and computer-games industry has exploded in recentyears. Games have gotten incredibly sophisticated—andincredibly entertaining. The programs used to create them haveimproved also, to the point that you don’t necessarily haveto be a nerd deluxe to do it yourself. Even so, game programmingcan be challenging—even if you’re a veteran C/C++programmer and licensed technogeek. Challenging, sure…butalso incredibly cool.
Using DirectX—the latest and greatest technology formaking games on PCs—Windows Game Programming ForDummies will help you write just about any 2D game you canconjure. Now updated to cover new DirectX and Windows releases,your friendly yellow-and-black companion will show you:
From graphics to sound to input and installation, legendary gamedeveloper and Xtreme Games CEO André LaMothe takes you rightinto the guts of the game—in an entertaining style thatwon’t send you retreating to the nearest joystick.André’s witty, he’s tons of fun, and before youknow it he’ll have you up to speed on: