Action Arcade Adventure Set

Action Arcade Adventure Set

Free online book “Action Arcade Adventure Set” by Diana Gruber. Have you ever played a side-scrolling action arcade game on your PC and wondered what it takes to program one?


How do the programmers scroll their backgrounds so fast and make their sprites move so smoothly? And how do they learn how to design their games? Do they use custom development tools or do they write all of their code line by line? Do they code up their fast-action graphics in C or C++ or do they have to drop down to assembly? Is there a correspondence course you can take to learn the mysteries of game programming? And, where’s the secret manual that explains everything?

Table of Contents

  • The Adventure Starts Here
  • Let the Games Begin
  • Using the Game Editor
  • The Art of Creating Levels
  • The Magic of Side Scrolling
  • Inside the Level Editor
  • Inside the Sprite Editor
  • Color Considerations
  • Wrapping Up the Game Editor
  • Birth of a Computer Game
  • Supporting Game Levels and Scrolling
  • On the Road to Sprite Animation
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Sprite Animation
  • It’s Show Time
  • Creating Special Effects
  • Debugging Games
  • Putting It All Together
  • Tips for Marketing Games

Book Details

Author(s): Diana Gruber
Publisher: Coriolis Group
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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