A K Peters/CRC Press
1,240 pages | 128 Color Illus. | 352 B/W Illus.
In this new and improved third edition of the highly popular Game Engine Architecture, Jason Gregory draws on his nearly two decades of experience at Midway, Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog to present both the theory and practice of game engine software development. In this book, the broad range of technologies and techniques used by AAA game studios are each explained in detail, and their roles within a real industrial-strength game engine are illustrated.
New to the Third Edition
This third edition offers the same comprehensive coverage of game engine architecture provided by previous editions, along with updated coverage of:
This book is intended to serve as an introductory text, but it also offers the experienced game programmer a useful perspective on aspects of game development technology with which they may not have deep experience. As always, copious references and citations are provided in this edition, making it an excellent jumping off point for those who wish to dig deeper into any particular aspect of the game development process.
Getting Started. Getting the Target Ready. Using the Target. Are we there yet? Putting it all Together. Finally our 1st Game . Refining Our Code. A New 3rd Dimension. Space, the Final Frontier? Recognizable environments. Let's Go Indoors. True Free movement. We Know 3D. Go forth and multiply- Populating the world. Wrangling all that wild data. Expanding to an SDK. And now, the end is Near. Ready made or roll your own? There’s more to this than you know.