Game Engine Architecture
This book covers both the theory and practice of game engine software development, bringing together complete coverage of a wide range of topics. The concepts and techniques described are the actual ones used by real game studios like Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog. The examples are often grounded in specific technologies, but the discussion extends way beyond any particular engine or API. The references and citations make it a great jumping off point for those who wish to dig deeper into any particular aspect of the game development process.
Intended as the text for a college level series in game programming, this book can also be used by amateur software engineers, hobbyists, self-taught game programmers, and existing members of the game industry. Junior game engineers can use it to solidify their understanding of game technology and engine architecture. Even senior engineers who specialize in one particular field of game development can benefit from the bigger picture presented in these pages.
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Review: Game Engine ArchitectureUser Review - Agito - Goodreads
Provides a good overview and some detailed insights into the most common parts of a commercial-grade game engine. You will NOT be able to create your own game engine after reading this book, but you will have a better understanding of what you are trying to create. Read full review
Review: Game Engine ArchitectureUser Review - Zeh Fernando - Goodreads
Huge textbook better used for reference, but still an awesome guide on common game engine architecture pitfalls. Read full review