Good General CS Books, Game Dev Books?
July 29, 2011 7:01 PM Subscribe
What books would you all recommend for a Computer Science student interested in making games?
posted by DMan to Technology (6 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
A good friend of mine is a CS student and is extremely interested in working in the game industry someday. I happen to have a little experience making games from an internship I've been at this summer, so when I come home, me and him intend to collaborate on a simple game (in Python using the Pygame library for now).
So I'd like to get him a book or two to help him get started with game development. Also, I'd be interested in any really good "general CS" books; I sort of feel like CS hasn't quite "clicked" for him yet, so I'd love to find something that kind of ties the field together and presents a good case for how the concepts we learn in class fit into the real world, and maybe a bit on some of the more interesting problems associated with it. I don't know if that exists, but if it does, I'm confident someone here will know what it is.