Get a head start in your game development career with this all-genre guide for absolute beginners. Whether you're into action games, role-playing games, or interactive fiction, we've got you covered. Mostly Codeless Game Development empowers new developers with little or no previous programming experience and explores all major areas of game development in a succinct, entertaining fashion.
Have you dreamed of making your own video game? Do you find the prospect daunting? Fear not. A new generation of game engines has emerged. Lengthy and complicated feats of programming are largely a thing of the past in video game development. To create commercially viable games you simply need the right tools, many of which are discussed in this book. A gigantic software team isn't a must-have prerequisite for success. The one-person operation is back.
What You Will Learn
- Master the concepts and jargon used in game creation for the beginner
- Find the best game development suite for your project
- Make the most out of related graphics and audio production software
- Discover video game marketing essentials
Who This Book Is For
People with no programming experience who desire a career in the video game industry as producers or independent, single-person developers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Ready!
Chapter 2: Game Engine Museum
Chapter 3: A Game Maker’s Lexicon: Level 1
Chapter 4: Commercial Game Engines
Chapter 5: Freeware Game Engines
Chapter 6: Audiovisual Assets
Chapter 7: Selling Your Game
Chapter 8: Knowing Your Old-School Games
Chapter 9: Game Developer’s Battle Station
Chapter 10: A Game Maker’s Lexicon: Level 2
Chapter 11: The Mostly Codeless Challenge