Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend

With Unity
Author: Jodessiah Sumpter
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484214943
Category: Computers
Page: 159
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Create and complete your first 2D arcade game in Unity. In this book you will learn to create an arcade classic brick breaker game from beginning to end. You will plan the game flow, add the graphics and create the game logic using the C# language, then build the UX to complete your game. By the time you have finished Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend with Unity, you will have enough knowledge to tweak the game to create more levels or your own variant game rules, and you will have the confidence to go on and create your own 2D arcade games. You will also learn how to publish the game into mobile app stores. Unity is a powerful cross platform software tool that allows users to create 2D and 3D apps and games. Learning how to create an arcade classic game is a great way to learn the foundations of game design. While you do need to have a basic understanding of Unity to complete this project, advanced game building or advanced Unity experience is not required. Takes you through building a classic Atari style brick breaker game Provides you the basic knowledge for building games Teaches you how to script and design UI elements of the game

Practical GameMaker: Studio

Language Projects
Author: Ben Tyers
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 148422373X
Category: Computers
Page: 313
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Gain the skills required to create fun and compelling games using GameMaker: Studio, and its GML programming language. In this full-color book you’ll learn 24 practical programming elements that are important when creating any game. Each section includes an introduction to a new programming element, some examples, a worksheet, and mini projects to allow you to test your new knowledge. After completing all elements, you will put into action what you have learned in a classic arcade style game. In Practical GameMaker: Studio, you will create a fully featured game, with guidance and in color. After each section you’ll see how you’ll apply what you’ve learned to the final game, and discover additional projects to try. These mini projects include a separate scoring guide, and a working example for each, which is useful if you’re using this book in an educational environment. Similarly, the book also contains a number of assignments, which you may include as part of any associated coursework in your classes. What You Will Learn Use GameMaker: Studio and GameMaker Language (GML) to create games Work with GML variables, conditionals, drawing, keyport I/O, objects, and events Create GML sprites, health/lives, alarms, collisions, and rooms Improve your game with GML backgrounds, sound and music, splash screens and menus, and effects“/li> Include GML random and AI movements in your game Use GML loops, arrays, ds_lists, paths, and scripts Who This Book Is For Experienced game developers new to GameMaker or for those with at least some prior exposure or experience with GameMaker: Studio but who are new to GML.

Python Crash Course

A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming
Author: Eric Matthes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277393
Category: Computers
Page: 560
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Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making things that work in no time. In the first half of the book, you’ll learn about basic programming concepts, such as lists, dictionaries, classes, and loops, and practice writing clean and readable code with exercises for each topic. You’ll also learn how to make your programs interactive and how to test your code safely before adding it to a project. In the second half of the book, you’ll put your new knowledge into practice with three substantial projects: a Space Invaders–inspired arcade game, data visualizations with Python’s super-handy libraries, and a simple web app you can deploy online. As you work through Python Crash Course you’ll learn how to: –Use powerful Python libraries and tools, including matplotlib, NumPy, and Pygal –Make 2D games that respond to keypresses and mouse clicks, and that grow more difficult as the game progresses –Work with data to generate interactive visualizations –Create and customize Web apps and deploy them safely online –Deal with mistakes and errors so you can solve your own programming problems If you’ve been thinking seriously about digging into programming, Python Crash Course will get you up to speed and have you writing real programs fast. Why wait any longer? Start your engines and code! Uses Python 2 and 3

Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend

Second Edition: With RPG Maker MV
Author: Darrin Perez
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484217924
Category: Computers
Page: 241
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Updated for RPG Maker MV using JavaScript, Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend shows you how to create your very own dungeon crawler game in RPG Maker MV in a single weekend. The entire process, from start to finish, is covered within this book. You will see a variety of dungeon maps and events, all broken down for your convenience.One of the hardest parts of game development is actually finishing a game, but it is also one of the most important steps on the way to becoming a game developer. If you have yet to finish a game, this book will give you the confidence and resources you need to finally be able to create your very own RPG. Once you've completed the game in this book, you'll be able to modify it as much as you like, adding new monsters and quests, and you'll have the skills to go on to create your second game all by yourself. Among the topics covered in this book are: Creating various types of enemy encounters via the use of the eventing system, and JavaScript replacing the old Ruby commands. Creating a special area that allows the player to pick their character of choice instead of being forced to play a particular character. Clever uses of events to create items that allow the player to return to town instantly and summon vehicles to their side. What You'll Learn: Create playable characters that have different attributes and play styles. Create a wide variety of weapons, armors, and items for the player to purchase, find, and use. JavaScript is now used throughout. Design dungeon levels with specific goals in mind. Create treasure chests with random contents or contents based on the player’s character. Create doors that require keys or puzzles to unlock. Create a variety of enemy encounters. Who This Book is For: Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend is for anyone who has ever wanted to create a game from scratch. All you need is this book and a copy of RPG Maker MV.

Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2017

16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Mumbai, India, September 25-29, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Regina Bernhaupt,Girish Dalvi,Anirudha Joshi,Devanuj K. Balkrishan,Jacki O'Neill,Marco Winckler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319676849
Category: Computers
Page: 494
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The four-volume set LNCS 10513—10516 constitutes the proceedings of the 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2017, held in Mumbai, India, in September 2017. The total of 68 papers presented in these books was carefully reviewed and selected from 221 submissions. The contributions are organized in topical sections named: Part I: adaptive design and mobile applications; aging and disabilities; assistive technology for blind users; audience engagement; co-design studies; cultural differences and communication technology; design rationale and camera-control. Part II: digital inclusion; games; human perception, cognition and behavior; information on demand, on the move, and gesture interaction; interaction at the workplace; interaction with children. Part III: mediated communication in health; methods and tools for user interface evaluation; multi-touch interaction; new int eraction techniques; personalization and visualization; persuasive technology and rehabilitation; and pointing and target selection.

Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Gaming Records
Author: Guinness World Records
Publisher: Guinness World Records
ISBN: 1912286211
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 216
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From the global authority in record-breaking comes the 11th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual. Packed with the latest records, coolest stars and the biggest games, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is the go-to bible for every gaming fan. Just ask the five million readers who’ve made it an international sensation! Inside you’ll find amazing stats, thrilling facts, inspirational tales, lightning-quick speed-runs and dazzling photos. Read about the records behind your favorite games including Mario, Overwatch, FIFA, WWE and Rocket League, plus recap on a year of crazy Pokémon GO stories. Go behind the scenes of the world’s longest-running eSports organizer. Spook yourself silly with real-life videogame mysteries. Check out the fastest videogame completions. And gaze in envy at the world’s largest Zelda and Tomb Raider collections! You’ll also meet gaming heroes such as the world’s oldest games YouTuber at 81, a man with a real-life cyborg arm that was inspired by Deus Ex, and the kingpin of eSports fighting games. But the videogame stars don’t get much bigger than DanTDM, whose Minecraft channel has been watched nearly 10 billion times! So we’re thrilled he’s written a special intro just for the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. Speaking of heroes...grab your cape and turn to this year’s special chapter featuring superhero games. It hard to believe it’s been nearly 40 years since Superman first exploded onto our consoles! So, we’re celebrating with your favorite costumed crime-battlers. From Spider-Man’s web-crawling to Batman’s gadgetry, they’re just as powerful in pixels as they are in the movies. So, whether you want to know who scored the fastest goal in FIFA or achieved the fastest speed-run of Final Fantasy XV, or just want to see the world’s biggest Game Boy, this is the book for you!

How to Become a Video Game Artist


Author: Sam Kennedy
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0823008096
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Draws on interviews with leading professionals to provide a crash course in the different skills video game artists need, in a work that features screenshots from popular games, step-by-step game art lessons, and portfolio samples.

Retro Gaming Hacks

Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics
Author: Chris Kohler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449303900
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 504
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Maybe it was the recent Atari 2600 milestone anniversary that fueled nostalgia for the golden days of computer and console gaming. Every Game Boy must ponder his roots from time to time. But whatever is driving the current retro gaming craze, one thing is certain: classic games are back for a big second act, and they're being played in both old and new ways. Whether you've just been attacked by Space Invaders for the first time or you've been a Pong junkie since puberty, Chris Kohler's Retro Gaming Hacks is the indispensable new guide to playing and hacking classic games. Kohler has complied tons of how-to information on retro gaming that used to take days or weeks of web surfing to track down and sort through, and he presents it in the popular and highly readable Hacks style. Retro Gaming Hacks serves up 85 hard-nosed hacks for reviving the classic games. Want to game on an original system? Kohler shows you how to hack ancient hardware, and includes a primer for home-brewing classic software. Rather adapt today's equipment to run retro games? Kohler provides emulation techniques, complete with instructions for hacking a classic joystick that's compatible with a contemporary computer. This book also teaches readers to revive old machines for the original gaming experience: hook up an Apple II or a Commodore 64, for example, and play it like you played before. A video game journalist and author of Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, Kohler has taught the history of video games at Tufts University. In Retro Gaming Hacks, he locates the convergence of classic games and contemporary software, revealing not only how to retrofit classic games for today's systems, but how to find the golden oldies hidden in contemporary programs as well. Whether you're looking to recreate the magic of a Robotron marathon or simply crave a little handheld Donkey Kong, Retro Gaming Hacks shows you how to set the way-back dial.

Moving Target Defense for Distributed Systems


Author: Sachin Shetty,Xuebiao Yuchi,Min Song
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319310321
Category: Computers
Page: 76
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This book provides an overview of Moving Target Defense (MTD) and the importance of developing novel MTD schemes to protect distributed systems. It presents MTD-based research efforts to protect cloud data centers, along with network and security risk-aware approaches to place Virtual Machines (VM) in cloud data centers. These approaches include MTD-based network diversity models that enable an evaluation of the robustness of cloud data centers against potential zero-day attacks. Since these models can be used as a security metric the authors include different network configurations and policies, consider the similarity and dissimilarity of network resources, and account for minimum impact to maximum impact attacks. Also offered is a framework for determining the cost of MTD-based VM migration on cloud data centers. Designed for researchers and practitioners, Moving Target Defense for Distributed Systems enables readers to understand the potential of MTD capabilities. It enables defenders to change system or network behaviors, policies, and configurations automatically to keep potential attack surfaces protected. Advanced level students in computer science, especially those interested in networks and security, will benefit from this book.

Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

Technologies, Implications and Solutions
Author: Sherali Zeadally,Mohamad Badra
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319084704
Category: Computers
Page: 418
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This comprehensive textbook/reference presents a focused review of the state of the art in privacy research, encompassing a range of diverse topics. The first book of its kind designed specifically to cater to courses on privacy, this authoritative volume provides technical, legal, and ethical perspectives on privacy issues from a global selection of renowned experts. Features: examines privacy issues relating to databases, P2P networks, big data technologies, social networks, and digital information networks; describes the challenges of addressing privacy concerns in various areas; reviews topics of privacy in electronic health systems, smart grid technology, vehicular ad-hoc networks, mobile devices, location-based systems, and crowdsourcing platforms; investigates approaches for protecting privacy in cloud applications; discusses the regulation of personal information disclosure and the privacy of individuals; presents the tools and the evidence to better understand consumers’ privacy behaviors.

The Business and Culture of Digital Games

Gamework and Gameplay
Author: Aphra Kerr
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900478
Category: Games
Page: 177
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This book explores the lifecycle of digital games. Drawing upon a broad range of media studies perspectives with aspects of sociology, social theory, and economics, Aphra Kerr explores this all-pervasive, but under-theorized, aspect of our media environment.

Understanding Video Games

The Essential Introduction
Author: Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen,Jonas Heide Smith,Susana Pajares Tosca
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317533127
Category: Games
Page: 286
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Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry, advances in video game scholarship, and recent trends in game design and development—including mobile, casual, educational, and indie gaming. In the third edition of this textbook, students will: Learn the major theories and schools of thought used to study games, including ludology and narratology; Understand the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry; Trace the history of games, from the board games of ancient Egypt to the rise of mobile gaming; Explore the aesthetics of game design, including rules, graphics, audio, and time; Analyze the narrative strategies and genre approaches used in video games; Consider the debate surrounding the effects of violent video games and the impact of "serious games." Featuring discussion questions, recommended games, a glossary of key terms, and an interactive online video game history timeline, Understanding Video Games provides a valuable resource for anyone interested in examining the ways video games are reshaping entertainment and society.

Building a 2D Game Physics Engine

Using HTML5 and JavaScript
Author: Michael Tanaya,Huaming Chen,Jebediah Pavleas,Kelvin Sung
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 148422583X
Category: Computers
Page: 116
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Build your very own 2D physics-based game engine simulation system for rigid body dynamics. Beginning from scratch, in this book you will cover the implementation technologies, HTML5 and JavaScript; assemble a simple and yet complete fundamental mathematics support library; define basic rigid body behaviors; detect and resolve rigid body collisions; and simulate collision responses after the collisions. In this way, by the end of Building a 2D Game Physics Engine, you will have an in‐depth understanding of the specific concepts and events, implementation details, and actual source code of a physics game engine that is suitable for building 2D games or templates for any 2D games you can create and can be played across the Internet via popular web‐browsers. What You'll Learn Gain an understanding of 2D game engine physics and how to utilize it in your own games Describe the basic behaviors of rigid bodies Detect collisions between rigid bodies Resolve interpretations after rigid body collisions Model and implement rigid body impulse responses Who This Book Is For Game enthusiasts, hobbyists, and anyone who is interested in building their own 2D physics game engines but is unsure of how to begin.

Designing Arcade Computer Game Graphics


Author: Ari Feldman
Publisher: Wordware
ISBN: 9781556227554
Category: Computers
Page: 514
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This work focuses on how to create high-quality 2D graphic images and animations for arcade-based games, educational programs and multimedia applications. It also aims to provide insight into basic computer game design from the perspective of a graphic artist.

Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend

Second Edition: With RPG Maker MV
Author: Darrin Perez
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484217934
Category: Computers
Page: 241
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Updated for RPG Maker MV using JavaScript, Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend shows you how to create your very own dungeon crawler game in RPG Maker MV in a single weekend. The entire process, from start to finish, is covered within this book. You will see a variety of dungeon maps and events, all broken down for your convenience.One of the hardest parts of game development is actually finishing a game, but it is also one of the most important steps on the way to becoming a game developer. If you have yet to finish a game, this book will give you the confidence and resources you need to finally be able to create your very own RPG. Once you've completed the game in this book, you'll be able to modify it as much as you like, adding new monsters and quests, and you'll have the skills to go on to create your second game all by yourself. Among the topics covered in this book are: Creating various types of enemy encounters via the use of the eventing system, and JavaScript replacing the old Ruby commands. Creating a special area that allows the player to pick their character of choice instead of being forced to play a particular character. Clever uses of events to create items that allow the player to return to town instantly and summon vehicles to their side. What You'll Learn: Create playable characters that have different attributes and play styles. Create a wide variety of weapons, armors, and items for the player to purchase, find, and use. JavaScript is now used throughout. Design dungeon levels with specific goals in mind. Create treasure chests with random contents or contents based on the player’s character. Create doors that require keys or puzzles to unlock. Create a variety of enemy encounters. Who This Book is For: Make a 2D RPG in a Weekend is for anyone who has ever wanted to create a game from scratch. All you need is this book and a copy of RPG Maker MV.

The Secret History of Mac Gaming


Author: Richard Moss
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783524871
Category: Computers
Page: 416
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The Macintosh challenged games to be more than child’s play and quick reflexes. It made human–computer interaction friendly, inviting and intuitive. Mac gaming led to much that is now taken for granted by PC gamers and spawned some of the biggest franchises in video game history. It allowed anyone to create games and playful software with ease, and gave indie developers a home for their products. It welcomed strange ideas and encouraged experimentation. It fostered passionate and creative communities who inspired and challenged developers to do better and to follow the Mac mantra ‘think different’. Drawing on archive material and interviews with key figures from the era – and featuring new material from Craig Fryar, Apple’s first Mac games evangelist and the co-creator of hit game Spectre – The Secret History of Mac Gaming is the story of those communities and the game developers who survived and thrived in an ecosystem that was serially ignored by the outside world. It’s a book about people who followed their hearts first and market trends second, showing how clever, quirky, and downright wonderful video games could be.

The Game Jam Survival Guide


Author: Christer Kaitila
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849692513
Category: Computers
Page: 114
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The Game Jam Survival Guide is an insider view of game jams packed full of expert advice; leading with tips and tricks on how to build a great game with just 48 hours; but clearly defining what should be avoided at all costs during Game Jam mayhem. The reader is led through each half-day phase; from the beginning of your quest in hours 1-12 to breaking through "the wall" on day two and finally reaching the finishing line in hours 37-48. Although the book is intended for beginners and experts alike, the reader will already know how to program (in any language). He or she will love games and want to learn how to best make their own game in a wild and crazy 48-hour period.

Trigger Happy


Author: Steven Poole
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162872224X
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 999
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The Edge calls Trigger Happy a "seminal piece of work." For the first time ever, an aficionado with a knowledge of art, culture, and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames, and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film. Thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games, more videogames are played by adults than children. This revolutionary book is the first-ever academically worthy and deeply engaging critique of one of today's most popular forms of play: videogames are on track to supersede movies as the most innovative form of entertainment in the new century.

Connectivity Frameworks for Smart Devices

The Internet of Things from a Distributed Computing Perspective
Author: Zaigham Mahmood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319331248
Category: Computers
Page: 356
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This timely volume provides a review of the state-of-the-art frameworks and methodologies for connecting diverse objects and devices according to the vision for an Internet of Things (IoT). A specific focus is placed on the communication, security, and privacy aspects of device connectivity in distributed environments. Insights and case studies are provided by an authoritative selection of contributors of international repute into the latest research advances and practical approaches with respect to the connectivity of heterogeneous smart and sensory devices. Topics and features: Examines aspects of device connectivity within the IoT Presents a resource-based architecture for IoT, and proposes a resource management framework for corporate device clouds Reviews integration approaches for the IoT environment, and discusses performance optimization of intelligent home networks Introduces a novel solution for interoperable data management in multi-clouds, and suggests an approach that addresses the debate over network neutrality in the IoT Describes issues of data security, privacy, access control, and authentication in the distributed IoT environment Reviews the evolution of VANETs in relation to the Internet of Vehicles, and provides a perspective on developing smart sustainable cities This invaluable text/reference will be of great benefit to a broad audience, from students and researchers interested in the IoT vision, to practicing communication engineers and network security specialists.

Game Development and Production


Author: Erik Bethke
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1556229518
Category: Computers
Page: 412
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A handbook for game development with coverage of both team management topics, such as task tracking and creating the technical design document, and outsourcing strategies for contents, such as motion capture and voice-over talent. It covers various aspects of game development.