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Learn to Code with Games

  • Length: 312 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-10-20
  • ISBN-10: 1498704689
  • ISBN-13: 9781498704687
  • Sales Rank: #1482596 (See Top 100 Books)

A novel approach for the classroom or self-study, Learn to Code with Games makes coding accessible to a broad audience. Structured as a series of challenges that help you learn to code by creating a video game, each chapter expands and builds your knowledge while providing guidelines and hints to solving each challenge.

The book employs a unique problem-solving approach to teach you the technical foundations of coding, including data types, variables, functions, and arrays. You will also use techniques such as pseudocode and process mapping to formulate solutions without needing to type anything into a computer, and then convert the solutions into executable code.

Avoiding jargon as much as possible, Learn to Code with Games shows you how to see coding as a way of thinking and problem solving rather than a domain of obscure languages and syntaxes. Its practical hands-on approach through the context of game development enables you to easily grasp basic programming concepts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Our Hero Is Stuck!
Chapter 2: Characters and Characteristics
Chapter 3: The Bounds of the World
Chapter 4: Sprinting and Sneaking
Chapter 5: Collectables
Chapter 6: Spawning Objects
Chapter 7: Taking Inventory
Chapter 8: A Party of Heroes
Chapter 9: Generating a Tile Map
Chapter 10: Spawning Objects on a Tile Map
Chapter 11: Level Generation
Chapter 12: Game State Management
Chapter 13: Gameplay
Appendix A: Pseudocode Reference
Appendix B: Process Mapping Reference

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