Unity 3D Game Development by Example Video Review

Unity 3D Game Development by Example is a Video lecture by Adam Maxwell (Packt has videos now, apparently). It has 8 sections, each around 20 minutes, which covers the basics of Unity 3D game engine. The author or narrator explains everything from the very basic things, such as how Unity’s user interface looks like, where to find everything, to more complex things like how to … Continue reading Unity 3D Game Development by Example Video Review

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

Review: Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook

“Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook” is written by Nathan Burba (@nathanburba). According to the description, it has “over 90 recipes for iOS 2D game development using cocos2d”. and just by looking at it’s Table of Contents, you’d see that this book covers a lot of topics (some advanced techniques that other cocos2d books have not covered). It also provides solutions to some common … Continue reading Review: Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook

Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook Giveaway

UPDATE: This contest is now closed Like I mentioned in my previous post, Packt published a new Cocos2d book and they asked me to hold a giveaway contest. I’m holding it both here and in the Cocos2d forums (http://www.cocos2d-iphone.org/forum/topic/28099). So here it is, rules, rules: Just visit the Packt book page http://www.packtpub.com/cocos2d-for-iphone-1-game-development-cookbook/book and list one particular feature that makes you want to own the book, … Continue reading Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook Giveaway

Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook

Packt recently released a new Cocos2d book: “Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook” by Nathan Burba. Overview of Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook Discover advanced Cocos2d, OpenGL ES, and iOS techniques spanning all areas of the game development process Learn how to create top-down isometric games, side-scrolling platformers, and games with realistic lighting Full of fun and engaging recipes with modular libraries … Continue reading Cocos2d for iPhone 1 Game Development Cookbook

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!

iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

Overview of iPhone JavaScript Cookbook Build web applications for iPhone with a native look feel using only JavaScript, CSS, and XHTML Develop applications faster using frameworks Integrate videos, sound, and images into your iPhone applications Work with data using SQL and AJAX Write code to integrate your own applications with famous websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr These practical recipes include code and screenshots … Continue reading iPhone JavaScript Cookbook

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

Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

Overview of Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook Develop Cocoa applications using advanced UI concepts Implement the latest Objective-C features and incorporate them into your applications Debug Cocoa applications using advanced tools and techniques Add advanced animation and multimedia to your Cocoa applications eBook available as PDF and ePub downloads. Link: http://www.packtpub.com/cocoa-and-objective-c-cookbook/book Continue reading Cocoa and Objective-C Cookbook

Packt Celebrates its 50th Oracle Book

Throughout July Packt Publishing will be celebrating the release of its 50th Oracle book – cementing its reputation as one of the leading publishers in Oracle books. To mark this milestone Packt is offering the following discounts: ·         20% off all Oracle print books ·         30% off all Oracle eBooks Packt first started publishing Oracle books in 2006, and has since published best-sellers such as … Continue reading Packt Celebrates its 50th Oracle Book