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.
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.
Making a Game Demo: From Concept to Demo Gold provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to getting started in the computer game industry. Written by professional game designers and developers, this book combines the fields of design, art, scripting, and programming in one book to help you take your first steps toward creating a game demo.Discover how the use of documentation can help you organize the game design process; understand how to model and animate a variety of objects, including human characters; explore the basics of scripting with Lua; learn about texturing, vertex lighting, light mapping, motion capture, and collision checking.The companion CD contains all the code and other files needed for the tutorials, the Ka3D game engine, the Zax demo, all the images in the book, demo software, and more!