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Game Engine Gems 2

1st Edition

Edited by Eric Lengyel

A K Peters/CRC Press

532 pages

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This book, the second volume in the popular Game Engine Gems series, contains short articles that focus on a particular technique, describe a clever trick, or offer practical advice within the subject of game engine development. The 31 chapters cover three broad categories—graphics and rendering, game engine design, and systems programming. Professional game developers, students of game development and computer science, and anyone interested in learning how the pros tackle specific problems that arise during game engine development will find useful gems in this collection.

Supplementary materials, including demos, source code, examples, specifications, and more can be found at

Table of Contents


Fast Computation of Tight-Fitting Oriented Bounding Boxes; Thomas Larsson (Senior Lecturer at Mälardalen University) & Linus Källberg (Lecturer at Mälardalen University)

Modeling, Lighting, and Rendering Techniques for Volumetric Clouds; Frank Kane (Founder of Sundog Software, LLC)

Simulation of Night-Vision and Infrared Sensors; Frank Kane (Founder of Sundog Software, LLC)

Screen-Space Classification for Efficient Deferred Shading; Balor Knight (Senior Principal Programmer at Black Rock Studio), Matthew Ritchie (Principal Programmer at Black Rock Studio), George Parrish (Senior Programmer at Black Rock Studio)

Delaying OpenGL Calls; Patrick Cozzi (Software Engineer at Analytical Graphics, Inc.)

A Framework for GLSL Engine Uniforms; Patrick Cozzi (Software Engineer at Analytical Graphics, Inc.)

A Spatial and Temporal Coherence Framework for Real-Time Graphics; Michał Drobot (Reality Pump Game Development Studios)

Implementing a Fast Diffusion DOF Solver; Holger Grün (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)

Automatic Dynamic Stereoscopic 3D; Jason Hughes (Founder of Steel Penny Games)

Practical Stereo Rendering; Matthew Johnson (Software Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)

Making 3D Stereoscopic Games; Sébastien Schertenleib (Principal Engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

A Generic Multi-View Rendering Engine Architecture; M. Adil Yalçın (M.Sc. Graduate at Bilkent University) & Tolga Çapın (Assistant Professor at Bilkent University)

3D in a Web Browser; Rémi Arnaud (Chief Software Engineer at Screampoint Inc.)

2D Magic; Daniel Higgins (Owner and Manager of Lunchtime Studios, LLC)


High-Performance Programming with Data-Oriented Design; Noel Llopis (Founder of Snappy Touch)

Game Tuning Infrastructure; Wessam Bahnassi (Software Engineer at Electronic Arts, Inc.)

Placeholders Beyond Static Art Replacement; Olivier Vaillancourt (Centre MOIVRE, Université de Sherbrooke) & Richard Egli (Centre MOIVRE, Université de Sherbrooke)

Believable Dead Reckoning for Networked Games; Curtiss Murphy (Senior Project Engineer at Alion Science and Technology)

An Egocentric Motion Management System; Michael Ramsey (Ramsey Research, LLC)

Pointer Patching Assets; Jason Hughes (Founder of Steel Penny Games)

Data-Driven Sound Pack Loading and Organization; Simon Franco (The Creative Assembly)

GPGPU Cloth simulation using GLSL, OpenCL, and CUDA; Marco Fratarcangeli (Senior Software Engineer at Taitus Software Italia)

A Jitter-Tolerant Rigid Body Sleep Condition; Eric Lengyel (Series Editor and Founder of Terathon Software LLC)SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING

Bit Hacks for Games; Eric Lengyel (Series Editor and Founder of Terathon Software LLC)

Introspection for C++ Game Engines; Jon Watte (Technical Director at IMVU, Inc.)

A Highly Optimized Portable Memory Manager; Jason Hughes (Founder of Steel Penny Games)

Simple Remote Heaps; Jason Hughes (Founder of Steel Penny Games)

A Cache-Aware Hybrid Sorter; Manny Ko (R&D Engineer at Naughty Dog, Inc. & Dreamworks Animation)

Thread Communication Techniques; Julien Hamaide (Founder of Fishing Cactus)

A Cross-Platform Multithreading Framework; Martin Fleisz (Chief Development Officer at Thinstuff s.r.o.)

Producer-Consumer Queues; Matthew Johnson (Software Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Graphics
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games