Questions about reading material that helps in learning or practicing game development.

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How do I get started making Android games? [closed]

I am new to game development. I am interested in developing 2D games for the Android platform. What is the best place to start with (i.e) What are the basics and how to proceed? I already have ...
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Good game design books? [closed]

I have some experience in creating, however I like to have some well written reference material to help me produce better products. Are there any game design books that are not aimed at a particular ...
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Must read game development books [closed]

Let's make a list of the best books that every game developer should read. Each answer should have a single book (by title and optionally author), a link to buy the book, and a short synopsis of what ...
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Documentation on 2D space partitioning

I am looking for documentation that explains the different kinds of (well the major ones anyway) 2D space partitioning algorithms & data structures. Any pointers besides 'Google it and sift ...
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Good resources for learning about game architecture?

Are there any good resources for learning about game architectures? I am looking for high level overviews of different architectures. I tend to find information about the various pieces of a game such ...
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How to write a network game? [closed]

Based on Why is so hard to develop a MMO?: Networked game development is not trivial; there are large obstacles to overcome in not only latency, but cheat prevention, state management and load ...
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What are the dangers of self-teaching game development? [closed]

I am about to embark upon a journey into game development. Following answers to my last question, I will be using C# and XNA. However, I don't personally know any other game developers and I don't ...
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Game programming books that don't teach programming? [closed]

I am an normal programmer with about 3 years of experience, who is interested in getting into game development. The problem that I face is that when I look at these "beginner" books, most of them ...
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Good 3D Math Theory Books [closed]

I've been developing a modification for the Source engine for well over a year, but am now facing some troubles with the weapons, gamemovement (player physics) and player feedback from explosives. ...
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What is a good linear algebra book for game programmers?

I was told that I should start learning Linear Algebra in order to create good games with good physics. I'm reading Linear Algebra book and it's completely foreign to me. The author starts out with ...
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Where can I find legal or business resources for a game production company?

Where can I find information on the legal or business aspects of running a game production company?
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What is a good book to start programming a 2D C++ game?

I have a degree in Computer Science and while I was in college, I created a simple 2D game in Game Maker. I would like to recreate this game in C++ as a start to learning how to create games in C++. ...
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Where to start for implementing vehicle physics? [closed]

A little background for myself. I am relatively experienced with 3rd part physics engines such as Havok, Box2D, Bullet and have successfully integrated them in custom engine(s). I have also made a ...
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Free ebooks about game development [closed]

Are there good free ebooks on game development? I don't care if they are theoretical or technology specific, I want to start reading one free book that worth it.
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Useful resources for beginning AI

What resources are available, including both free articles/ebooks and physical books and things, for game developers looking to begin simple AI programming/design? Note: I know of this question, but ...
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Books for designing virtual economy [closed]

I am wondering if there are any books on designing virtual economies. I have encountered some books which have a few lines or paragraphs written about virtual economies, but they mainly highlight ...
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What is a good book on physics for game development?

I'm looking for a good beginners' book on the subject of physics in game development. Something that focuses on 2D games would be preferable.
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openGL book recommendation

I wanna start learning OpenGL especially for android game programming but I would eventually want to be able to use this knowledge for windows\linux as well. I'm having difficulty choosing between ...
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Killer Game Programming [Java 3D] outdated?

I'm thinking of picking up the book Killer Game Programming by Andrew Davidson, but its pretty old now. I know Java, and I've been messing with jMonkeyEngine for a few days now, but I'm curious to see ...
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I love game development books but they're so expensive!

What means do you use to get your game dev book fix? Do you pony up the big bucks for the thick books, or do you budget yourself and buy one at a time, or do you rent or limit yourself only to your ...
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What technologies are required for 3D game development? [closed]

I want to make a racing game like Need for speed. And I want to start from very start. Please tell me the skills, technologies that one should posses while making it. I am beginner in game ...
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game maker book for beginner [closed]

Which book is more a beginner to learn to program in c++ (or GML) and more fun: "Game Maker 8 Cookbook" (available for pre-order), or "The Game Maker's Companion" ?
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Looking for a good actionscript 3 book

I've been looking for a book on actionscript3 development, but while there's tons of books out there, nobody seems to want to recommend any specific one. One book I've been pointed towards is the ...