Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Packt published a new book on Cocos2d-X, “Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide” by Roger Engelbert (http://www.packtpub.com/cocos2d-x-by-example/book) First off, book cover is adorable. Second, the book’s spiel says no programming knowledge required, oh really now? Anyway, I know Cocos2d, but I don’t know Cocos2dx nor C++, the language for Cocos2dx, so here I go. If I can make some cookie cutter games at the end of … Continue reading Thoughts while reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide Chapters 1 & 2

Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide

Packt published a new book on Cocos2d-X, “Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide” by Roger Engelbert (http://www.packtpub.com/cocos2d-x-by-example/book) Overview from the Packt website: Learn to build multi-device games in simple, easy steps, letting the framework do all the heavy lifting Spice things up in your games with easy to apply animations, particle effects, and physics simulation Quickly implement and test your own gameplay ideas, with an eye … Continue reading Cocos2d-X by Example Beginner’s Guide

Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2

Packt Publishing recently released a new book called “Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2”, written by Paul Nygard. The name is a bit confusing to me, the 2 in the book title refers to the book being the second Cocos2d book from Packt or 2 as in Cocos2d version 2.0? Anyway, the book in detail from their website: Cocos2d for iPhone is a simple … Continue reading Creating Games with Cocos2d for iPhone 2

Quick Review: Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript Beginners Guide

First thing I noticed about the book is, it’s written by a girl! The book is written by Rachel Cordone. I don’t have any experience with Unreal, and am even a bit nervous to try it. But this book says its for beginners, so I decided to give it a read. So far Chapter 1 has been very clear in teaching me how to install … Continue reading Quick Review: Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript Beginners Guide

Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post on #AltDevBlogADay reviewing a Unity3D book written by Ryan Henson Creighton, Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide (buy the book, it’s pretty good, so far), but I only gotten around to Chapter 4. So for this blog post, I will go through some of the other chapters, particularly Chapter 5 and 6, which is … Continue reading Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner’s Guide: Game #2

iPhone and iOS books Giveway!

So Packt Publishing recently released a couple of iPhone and iOS books: iPhone JavaScript Cookbook Link: http://www.packtpub.com/iphone-javascript-cookbook/book Core Data iOS Essentials   Link: http://www.packtpub.com/core-data-ios-essentials/book Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook Link: http://www.packtpub.com/cocoa-and-objective-c-cookbook/book And the wonderful people that had been giving me free books, asked me to hold a giveaway contest, so that well, you guys can get them too. How to join? All you have to do … Continue reading iPhone and iOS books Giveway!

Core Data iOS Essentials

Overview of Core Data iOS Essentials Covers the essential skills you need for working with Core Data in your applications. Particularly focused on developing fast, light weight data-driven iOS applications. Builds a complete example application. Every technique is shown in context. Completely practical with clear, step-by-step instructions. eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads. Link: http://www.packtpub.com/core-data-ios-essentials/book Continue reading Core Data iOS Essentials