Game Development with Ren'Py

Game Development with Ren’Py

Get your feet wet in developing visual novels and take a guided tour through easy to follow tutorials using three of the most popular tools (Ren’Py, TyranoBuilder, and Twine). This book uses a two-pronged approach into the fine art of text-based games, showing you what makes for compelling writing as…

Make Your Own Scratch Games!

Make Your Own Scratch Games!

Learn to make interactive games with Scratch—the beginner-friendly, block-based programming language from the MIT Media Lab! Anna Anthropy, game designer extraordinaire, will show you how to do everything from building a game map to creating animations and debugging the end product. Take a peek inside the history of…

Paint Shop Pro 9 For Dummies

Paint Shop Pro 9 For Dummies

Published in conjunction with the next version of Paint Shop Pro software, this easy-to-use reference shows how to edit photos and create high-quality, professional-looking graphics Covers how to capture images from a variety of different media-paper, camera, and screen More advanced topics include retouching, adjusting colors, creating artistic…

Machinima For Dummies

Machinima For Dummies

Use this book to learn how you can, at little or no expense, make virtually any movie using Machinima. The authors guide you from making your first Machinima movie to a grounding in both conventional filmmaking and Machinima technology that will let you tackle very complex film projects….

Practical Shader Developmen

Practical Shader Developmen

It’s time to stop thinking that shaders are magical. You can use shaders to turn data into stunning visual effects, and get your hands dirty by building your own shader with this step-by-step introduction to shader development for game and graphics developers. Learn how to make shaders that…

Make Your Own Twine Games!

Make Your Own Twine Games!

Bring your game ideas to life with Twine! Twine is a free online tool that lets anyone new to programming create their own interactive, story-based adventure games in a web page. In Make Your Own Twine Games!, game designer Anna Anthropy takes you step-by-step through the game development process,…

Learn to Program with Scratch

Learn to Program with Scratch

Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming…

Developing 2D Games with Unity

Developing 2D Games with Unity

Follow a walkthrough of the Unity Engine and learn important 2D-centric lessons in scripting, working with image assets, animations, cameras, collision detection, and state management. In addition to the fundamentals, you’ll learn best practices, helpful game-architectural patterns, and how to customize Unity to suit your needs, all in…

Beginning iOS AR Game Development

Beginning iOS AR Game Development

Create a fully featured application that’s both sophisticated and engaging. This book provides a detailed guide in developing augmented reality games that can take advantage of the advanced capabilities of new iOS devices and code while also offering compatibility with still supported legacy devices. No programming experience is…

Minecraft Recipes For Dummies

Minecraft Recipes For Dummies

A quick, handy reference on Minecraft recipes Want to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters with Minecraft recipes? You’ve come to the right place! In a handy, portable edition that’s packed with step-by-step instructions, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies makes it easy…