For the more advanced programming, Open Source Game Programming takes you through using some great open source tools like KDE and Qt. You'll learn how to use both 2D and 3D tools for different operating systems, from Windows to Linux and Mac OS as well. The authors give you the basis for creating sophisticated games that don't require proprietary software, so you can work on a shoestring budget and not have to limit your efforts to games as simple as PacMan. The CD-ROM includes lots of the tools, and several sample games to show you the possibilities. What impressed me most was that the illustrations included flow charts, as opposed to the common practice of filling pages with screen shots. You won't be sorry you bought this excellent book on computer game programming.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our November, 2005 issue.
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