A handbook for game development with coverage of both team management topics, such as task tracking and creating the technical design document, and outsourcing strategies for contents, such as motion capture and voice-over talent. It covers various aspects of game development.
Game Design Foundations, Second Edition covers how to design the game from the important opening sentence, the One Pager document, the Executive Summary and Game Proposal, the Character Document to the Game Design Document. The book describes game genres, where game ideas come from, game research, innovation in gaming, important gaming principles such as game mechanics, game balancing, AI, path finding and game tiers. The basics of programming, level designing, and film scriptwriting are explained by example. Each chapter has exercises to hone in on the newly learned designer skills that will display your work as a game designer and your knowledge in the game industry."
Excel 2007 Programming by Example with XML and ASP offers a hands-on approach for those looking to extend and customize Excel functionality. From recording a simple macro and writing VBA code to working with XML documents and using ASP to accss and display data, this book takes you on a progrmming journey that will change the way you work with Excel. Learn how to automate spreadsheet tasks with macros; write VBA code to program PivotTables, generate charts, build dialog boxes, and customize the Ribbon; handle errors and debug programs; create hyperlinks and publish HTML files. Retrieve data from the web directly into Excel; develop and manipulate smart tags using XML.
This book is designed to take Microsoft Access users to the next step in programming. Its five parts cover an intro-duction to VBA programming, manipulating databases with ADO, using DDL, event programming, and using ASP and XML. With more than 300 hands-on examples and 11 custom projects, users can quickly build the toolset required for developing their own database solutions. Learn how to write and debug your programming code with the Visual Basic Editor, and understand and use common VBA programming structures such as conditions, loops, arrays, and collections. Learn how to create and manage databases with ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), and perform database tasks with Jet/Access Structured Query Language (SQL) and its Data Definition Language (DDL) component. Learn how to query and manipulate your database from a web browser with Active Server Pages (ASP) and export and import Access data to and from XML both manually and programmatically.
Describes the fundamentals of FileMaker pro, covering such topics as working with multiple tables, using the relationships model, using scripting tools, and sharing FileMaker databases on the Internet.
FileMaker Web Publishing offers an unparalleled development strategy for database managers, web designers, and programmers who are interested in getting the most out of FileMaker databases on the web. The book introduces the basics of HTML, cascading style sheets, and PHP, then moves on to specific concepts such as database portals, value lists, and complex navigation systems. Advanced topics include uploading and referencing files within the database and sending dynamically formatted emails.
This book details how the unique Butterfly Grid can be implemented in existing and new game projects to minimise the complexity of network programming, allowing the game developer to concentrate on game design and programming. It also highlights the unique Butterfly grid technologies from the basics to more advanced features such as server-scripted game logic using Python and how player syncronisation works using the Dead Reckoning process. CD-ROM included.