Cimke: Games & Activites

Player and Avatar : The Affective Potential of Videogames

Do you make small leaps in your chair while attempting challenging jumps in Tomb Raider? Do you say’Ouch!’when a giant hits you with a club in Skyrim? Have you had dreams of being inside the underwater city of Rapture? Videogames cast the player as protagonist in an unfolding narrative. Like actors in front of a camera, gamers’proprioception, or body awareness, can extend to onscreen characters, thus placing them’physically’within the virtual world. Players may even identify with characters’ideological motivations.

More Than a Game : The Computer Game As Fictional Form

The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner. Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade:’Tomb Raider’,’Half-Life’,’Close Combat’and’Sim City’.

Algorithmic Puzzles

While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and entertaining world of puzzles. In Algorithmic Puzzles, Anany and Maria Levitin use many classic brainteasers as well as newer examples from job interviews with major corporations to show readers how to apply analytical thinking to solve puzzles requiring well-defined procedures.

Learning IPhone Game Development with Cocos2D 3.0

‘This book is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step beginner’s guide covering the full process of creating a game. It is packed with examples and illustrations, with comprehensive coverage of each topic. If you want to learn how to make games using the Cocos2D framework, this book is for you. If you would like to build a good foundation for a career in game development as an independent game developer or at a game studio, or if you just want to make games as a hobby, then you’ll love this book.

Beginning C++ Through Game Programming

When it comes to game programming, C++ is the name of the game. If you aspire to move from game player to game creator, it all starts with learning the fundamentals of C++ and game-programming basics. With BEGINNING C++ THROUGH GAME PROGRAMMING, you will find an up-to-date and thorough introduction to everything you need to get started—with no previous programming experience required.