Video game design for dummies.
March 7, 2011 1:44 PM Subscribe
I want to turn off my work programming brain and turn on a game design programming brain as a hobby. What books should I read to start down this path?
posted by ShootTheMoon to computers & internet (1 answer total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My favorite kind of learning method is a book that takes me from step 1 to step 3022, allowing me to go through an entire creation process. Ideally, I can deviate from any step in the book, and the deviations are where learning truly takes place. But, as a fall back, I like the option to just go through the steps without making modifications and finishing a project that way.
I am a seasoned programmer, so no need for the book to start an explanation of basic programming skills. Ideally, it would start with the assumption that you already know how to program but just are not familiar with the right libraries.
The language is not too important, but I'd prefer to avoid flash type web game design. I am well versed in c, c++ and Java.