Beginning C++ Through Game Programming, 3rd Edition

  • Michael Dawson UCLA
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  • ISBN-10: 1305486870
  • ISBN-13: 9781305486874
  • DDC: 005.13
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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BEGINNING C++ THROUGH GAME PROGRAMMING, THIRD EDITION approaches learning C++ from the unique and fun perspective of games. Written for the beginning game developer or programmer, the book assumes no previous programming experience and each new skill and concept is taught using simple language and step-by-step instructions. Readers will complete small projects in each chapter to reinforce what they've learned and a final project at the end combines all of the major topics covered in the book. Featuring twenty five percent new material, this third edition covers all the latest technology and advances.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Types, Variables, and Standard I/O: Lost Fortune.
2: Truth, Branching, and the Game Loop: Guess My Number.
3: For Loops, Strings, and Arrays: Word Jumble.
4: The Standard Template Library: Hangman.
5: Functions: Mad Lib.
6: References: Tic-Tac-Toe.
7: Pointers: Tic-Tac-Toe 2.0.
8: Classes: Critter Caretaker.
9: Advanced Classes and Dynamic Memory: Game Lobby.
10: Inheritance and Polymorphism: Blackjack.
Creating Your First C++ Program.
Operator Precedence.
ASCII Chart.
Escape Sequences.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson has worked as both a programmer and a computer game designer and producer. In addition to real-world game industry experience, Dawson earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. He currently teaches game programming and design to students of all ages through UCLA Extension courses and private lessons. Visit his Web site at to learn more or to get support for any of his books.