I’ve completed work on Video Game Programming for Kids. It was based on the good ‘ol BASIC language via a great freeware tool called QB64. It was surprisingly difficult to write a book for the 8-12 year old reader! I hope it is received. My 13-year old, Jeremiah, and 10-year old, Kayleigh, were hired to edit and review, so hopefully it will be a good book for their age group.
Moving on! As a result, I’ve started work on my next project: Teach Yourself Android 4.0 Game Programming 24 Hours. This is the famed 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS that does look really great! I am basing this book closely on the work I did last year for Windows Phone 7 (also for Sams). Using similar topics and examples, this book should be helpful to someone porting their game from one system to another. At least, that’s my goal. I’ve done this sort of “book porting” before, between my VB for Teens and C# for Teens books, which featured the same material written in a different programming language in each case. Going from XNA/C# on the WP7 to Java on the Android will be relatively painless given the similarities between Java and C#.
- Teach Yourself Android Game Programming in 24 Hours
This brand new book is now in print! It covers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the 4.1 Jelly Bean update. This is THE book to own if you are having problems getting the […]
- New Book on DarkBasic Pro Released
This past month has been the busiest of the year, which is saying something after completing two books already. I've been working on the 2nd Ed of of DarkBasic Pro Game Programming, while […]
- Busy Winter
I've had a busy winter and early spring so far. In January, I completed work on Visual C# Game Programming for Teens (check the forum for details), then quickly cranked out XNA Game Studio […]
- Teach Yourself Windows Phone 7 Game Programming in 24 Hours
It's a heck of a long title for a book, but that's up to the publisher. I'm just busy studying Windows Phone programming via XNA 4.0 and writing about it. This book is due out in mid-summer.
- New Year, New Semester
I finally got around to updating some of the pages here (such as the GBA page and MUSTANG page), and created a new page about the new Shelby GT-500 so I can cut down on some of the stuff […]