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Game Development Books

Cengage Learning PTR is the leading video game development publisher, offering resources on all things game development for both professionals and those looking to get more involved in the trade. Whether you are a newbie interested in learning how to design a video game or already working in the industry, our books will help you take your skills to the next level.

Written by industry experts, our books make complex techniques in video game art, design, and development understandable. Programming, story development, character design, special effects creation, and rendering techniques are only a handful of the many topics covered in our large portfolio. See what we have to offer today!

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cover image - Game Development with Unity

Game Development with Unity
Pages: 480
Published: 01/19/2011
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cover image - Beginning C++ Through Game Programming

Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
Pages: 352
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cover image - Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics
Pages: 624
Published: 06/02/2011
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cover image - AI Game Programming Wisdom 4 eBook
ISBN 13: 9781305406100
Pages: 699
Published: 08/26/2014
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cover image - Beginning Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781305258952
Pages: 330
Published: 06/25/2014
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cover image - Game Development with Unity
ISBN 13: 9781305110540
Pages: 600
Published: 06/25/2014
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cover image - Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781305109919
Pages: 352
Published: 06/23/2014
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cover image - Practical Game Development with Unity and Blender
ISBN 13: 9781305074705
Pages: 368
Published: 06/11/2014
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cover image - The Black Art of Multiplatform Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781305110380
Pages: 250
Published: 04/15/2014
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cover image - Character Development And Storytelling For Games
ISBN 13: 9781435461048
Pages: 496
Published: 04/03/2013
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cover image - Figures, Characters and Avatars, The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio™ to Create Beautiful Art
ISBN 13: 9781435461208
Pages: 192
Published: 05/01/2012
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cover image - Video Game Programming for Kids
ISBN 13: 9781435461161
Pages: 192
Published: 04/05/2012
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cover image - Pro Tools 10 for Game Audio
ISBN 13: 9781133788843
Pages: 352
Published: 01/23/2012
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cover image - UDK Game Development
ISBN 13: 9781435460188
Pages: 704
Published: 12/30/2011
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cover image - Mathematics & Physics for Programmers
ISBN 13: 9781435457331
Pages: 592
Published: 09/28/2011
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cover image - Character Development in Blender 2.5
ISBN 13: 9781435456259
Pages: 464
Published: 06/17/2011
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cover image - Breaking Into the Game Industry, Advice for a Successful Career from Those Who Have Done It
ISBN 13: 9781435458048
Pages: 352
Published: 06/16/2011
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cover image - The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game
ISBN 13: 9781435458444
Pages: 256
Published: 06/09/2011
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cover image - Mathematics for 3D Game Programming and Computer Graphics
ISBN 13: 9781435458864
Pages: 624
Published: 06/02/2011
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cover image - Beginning DirectX 11 Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781435458956
Pages: 352
Published: 05/12/2011
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cover image - Game Development with Unity
ISBN 13: 9781435456587
Pages: 480
Published: 01/19/2011
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cover image - Beginning Java SE 6 Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781435458086
Pages: 368
Published: 01/18/2011
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cover image - Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781435458109
Pages: 400
Published: 12/23/2010
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cover image - Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781435457423
Pages: 352
Published: 10/18/2010
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cover image - Creating Interactive Fiction with Inform 7
ISBN 13: 9781435455061
Pages: 448
Published: 08/19/2010
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cover image - Introduction to Game AI
ISBN 13: 9781598639988
Pages: 368
Published: 06/17/2010
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cover image - C# Game Programming, For Serious Game Creation
ISBN 13: 9781435455566
Pages: 488
Published: 06/16/2010
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cover image - Game Programming Gems 8
ISBN 13: 9781584507024
Pages: 640
Published: 03/01/2010
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cover image - XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781435454385
Pages: 336
Published: 02/01/2010
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cover image - Beginning Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781435454279
Pages: 448
Published: 07/27/2009
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cover image - Getting Started with Game Maker
ISBN 13: 9781598638820
Pages: 318
Published: 06/19/2009
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cover image - Character Animation With Direct3D
ISBN 13: 9781584505709
Pages: 448
Published: 04/23/2009
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cover image - David Perry on Game Design: A Brainstorming ToolBox
ISBN 13: 9781584506683
Pages: 1040
Published: 03/24/2009
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cover image - Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio to Create Beautiful Art
ISBN 13: 9781598638165
Pages: 227
Published: 03/16/2009
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cover image - Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, Second Edition
ISBN 13: 9781598635287
Pages: 290
Published: 03/12/2009
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cover image - Beyond Game Design, Nine Steps Towards Creating Better Videogames
ISBN 13: 9781584506713
Pages: 275
Published: 03/12/2009
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cover image - Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI
ISBN 13: 9781584506843
Pages: 459
Published: 03/05/2009
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cover image - Beginning Game Programming: A GameDev.net Collection
ISBN 13: 9781598638059
Pages: 536
Published: 02/19/2009
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cover image - Ultimate Game Programming with DirectX
ISBN 13: 9781584505594
Pages: 496
Published: 01/21/2009
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cover image - Business and Production: A GameDev.net Collection
ISBN 13: 9781598638097
Pages: 296
Published: 01/09/2009
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cover image - Team Leadership in the Game Industry
ISBN 13: 9781598635720
Pages: 288
Published: 01/06/2009
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cover image - Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781598635188
Pages: 349
Published: 08/14/2008
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cover image - Game Graphics Programming
ISBN 13: 9781584505167
Pages: 672
Published: 06/26/2008
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cover image - Advanced 2D Game Development
ISBN 13: 9781598633429
Pages: 336
Published: 06/09/2008
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cover image - Game Creation for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781598635003
Pages: 320
Published: 02/21/2008
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cover image - Game Programming Gems 7
ISBN 13: 9781584505273
Pages: 624
Published: 01/22/2008
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cover image - Beginning Java Game Programming, Second Edition
ISBN 13: 9781598634761
Pages: 368
Published: 12/05/2007
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cover image - Microsoft® Visual Basic, Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781598633900
Pages: 432
Published: 09/25/2007
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cover image - Beginning DirectX 10 Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781598633610
Pages: 384
Published: 08/27/2007
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cover image - Unreal Tournament Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781598633467
Pages: 304
Published: 12/07/2006
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cover image - Beginning C++ Through Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781598633603
Pages: 384
Published: 12/07/2006
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cover image - Beginning Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781598632880
Pages: 416
Published: 11/29/2006
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cover image - 3D Game Programming All in One
ISBN 13: 9781598632668
Pages: 1120
Published: 11/06/2006
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cover image - Game Programming All in One
ISBN 13: 9781598632897
Pages: 832
Published: 10/23/2006
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cover image - Creating Music and Sound for Games
ISBN 13: 9781598633016
Pages: 320
Published: 10/18/2006
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cover image - Beginning Pre-Calculus for Game Developers
ISBN 13: 9781598632910
Pages: 336
Published: 09/01/2006
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cover image - 3D Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781592009008
Pages: 350
Published: 05/18/2006
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cover image - Ultimate Game Programming With DirectX
ISBN 13: 9781584504580
Pages: 750
Published: 05/11/2006
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cover image - Beginning Java 5 Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781598631500
Pages: 352
Published: 04/25/2006
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cover image - AI Game Programming Wisdom 3
ISBN 13: 9781584504573
Pages: 734
Published: 03/09/2006
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cover image - Game Engine Toolset Development
ISBN 13: 9781592009633
Pages: 640
Published: 03/06/2006
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cover image - Serious Games, Games That Educate, Train, and Inform
ISBN 13: 9781592006229
Pages: 352
Published: 10/10/2005
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cover image - 21st Century Game Design
ISBN 13: 9781584504290
Pages: 332
Published: 08/29/2005
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cover image - Advanced 3D Game Programming All in One
ISBN 13: 9781592007332
Pages: 650
Published: 08/24/2005
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cover image - Simulation and Event Modeling for Game Developers
ISBN 13: 9781592008483
Pages: 500
Published: 08/15/2005
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cover image - Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming
ISBN 13: 9781592007370
Pages: 304
Published: 07/08/2005
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cover image - Introduction to Game Development
ISBN 13: 9781584503774
Pages: 1008
Published: 06/14/2005
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cover image - Game Programming for Teens, Second Edition
ISBN 13: 9781592008346
Pages: 400
Published: 05/06/2005
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cover image - Game Programming Gems 5
ISBN 13: 9781584503521
Pages: 791
Published: 02/28/2005
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cover image - Visual Basic Game Programming for Teens
ISBN 13: 9781592005871
Pages: 374
Published: 12/21/2004
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cover image - Beginning C# Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781592005178
Pages: 320
Published: 10/22/2004
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cover image - Game Design
ISBN 13: 9781592004935
Pages: 450
Published: 09/16/2004
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cover image - The Game Asset Pipeline
ISBN 13: 9781584503422
Pages: 302
Published: 09/03/2004
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cover image - Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX
ISBN 13: 9781592003150
Pages: 880
Published: 06/30/2004
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cover image - Character Development and Storytelling for Games
ISBN 13: 9781592003532
Pages: 488
Published: 06/15/2004
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cover image - Beginning C++ Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781592002054
Pages: 352
Published: 05/13/2004
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cover image - Beginning DirectX 9
ISBN 13: 9781592003495
Pages: 352
Published: 04/01/2004
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cover image - J2ME Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9781592001187
Pages: 800
Published: 03/22/2004
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cover image - Game Programming Gems 4
ISBN 13: 9781584502951
Pages: 703
Published: 03/03/2004
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cover image - AI Game Programming Wisdom 2
ISBN 13: 9781584502890
Pages: 756
Published: 12/09/2003
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cover image - Matemáticas para videojuegos
ISBN 13: 9781584502777
Pages: 551
Published: 11/17/2003
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cover image - CD
ISBN 13: 9781592000685
Pages: 392
Published: 05/15/2003
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cover image - C++ For Game Programmers
ISBN 13: 9781584502272
Pages: 412
Published: 04/12/2003
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cover image - Game Programming GEMS 3
ISBN 13: 9781584502333
Pages: 663
Published: 07/25/2002
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cover image - OpenGL Game Programming
ISBN 13: 9780761533306
Pages: 808
Published: 05/01/2002
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cover image - Game Programming Gems 2
ISBN 13: 9781584500544
Pages: 575
Published: 07/26/2001
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