Game Audio Development


Author: Aaron Marks,Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781428318069
Category: Computers
Page: 306
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"Create game audio from the ground up with this comprehensive, multi-faceted resource designed to meet the needs of both beginners and industry professionals. Came Audio Development tackles the complex world of audio by addressing the three major game audio disciplines; music composition, sound effects creation, and dialogue recording. It begins by providing readers with a solid background and history of the discipline and then shows how to coordinate the associated equipment, techniques, and skills to produce effective audio that will enhance the game experience." --Book Jacket.

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction


Author: Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111307652
Category: Design
Page: 510
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GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development. With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials: Game QA & Testing


Author: Luis Levy,Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111782415
Category: Design
Page: 320
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GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA explains the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, educational background, and available online resources on testing. With GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA, dedicated gamers can learn what it takes to become a professional, well-paid QA or production testers entering the game industry from the front door. The authors envision a future where game testers are recognized as well-trained, elite professionals that play a crucial role in game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is a comprehensive guide to the mysterious game testing profession. Through first-hand experience and deep research, the authors shed light on the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, job-hunting, and moving up in the ladder of game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is the first book of its kind, preparing would-be testers for an exciting career in the game industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials: Game Interface Design


Author: Kevin Saunders,Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111642885
Category: Design
Page: 320
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Covering the complex topic of game interface design, GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME INTERFACE DESIGN, is back with an all new Second Edition. This comprehensive introductory text immerses readers in the foundation, theory, and practice of interface creation, while including interviews with working professionals, examples from every gaming era and many genres, and hundreds of screenshots from contemporary games. Also featured are an expanded practice section with a wide variety of real world design examples, coverage of interface design for mobile and motion-sensing devices, multiplayer games, and much more. Readers will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating winning, interactive interfaces and user experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

jQuery Game Development Essentials


Author: Selim Arsever
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849695075
Category: Computers
Page: 244
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Written as a concise yet practical guide with an explicit focus on utilizing jQuery for game development, you'll learn how to create stunning games that look great without the hassle of learning about a complex game engine in the process.Knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery as well as basic experience with frontend development is all you need to start making games in a matter of hours with this essential guide. Whilst also suitable for those who simply want to start making games with jQuery, it's specifically targeted at web developers that want to experiment with and utilize their existing skills.

Unity Game Development Essentials


Author: Will Goldstone
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781847198198
Category: Computers
Page: 298
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Build fully functional, professional 3D games with realistic environments, sound, dynamic effects, and more!

Audio for Games

Planning, Process, and Production
Author: Alexander Brandon
Publisher: New Riders Pub
ISBN: 9780735714137
Category: Computers
Page: 218
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Tired of video games in which the sound lags far behind the rest of the user's experience? If so, and if you're ready to do better, you need this forward-looking volume! In these pages, sound artist extraordinaire Alexander Brandon provides a broad-ranging exploration of how game audio is created today and how it should be done in the future in order to create groundbreaking audio. After providing a map of the audio development process in Chapter 1, Alexander discusses the basic preproduction, workflow, production, post-production, and technology issues audio designers must address today. Then, after a post-mortem analysis of the audio development process for a game that's currently on the market, Alexander takes a good, hard look at the heights to which video-game audio can be taken in chapters on ideal workflow, technology, and production. Throughout, the focus is on the practical advice you need to create better (and better!) sound!

Game Development Essentials

Video Game Art
Author: Todd Gantzler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401840662
Category: Computers
Page: 328
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CD-ROM contains: plugins for 3D Studio Max -- 3D files and image files for use with book tutorials -- examples of topics discussed in book.

Game Audio Development with Unity 5.X


Author: Micheal Lanham
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787120805
Category: Computers
Page: 404
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Create 'AAA' quality game audio with new features and tools built for Unity About This Book Explore the basics of audio development in Unity to create spatial sound, mixing, effects, composition, adaptive audio and more. Leverage the Audio Mixer of Unity 5.x to create blockbuster sound and music for your game. Learn about developing professional audio for games with FMOD Studio and composing original music with Reaper. Build amazing audio synchronized graphic visualizations with Unity. Understand how real-time character lip syncing can be implemented. Who This Book Is For The ideal target audience for this book will be game developers, both Indie as well as semi pro. No prior knowledge of Unity and audio development is assumed, What You Will Learn Develop game audio and other audio effects with Unity Getting familiar with the new Audio Mixer introduced in Unity 5 Implement dynamic and adaptive audio using various tools and strategies Explore interesting ways to incorporate audio into a game with sound visualization Use 3rd party professional audio development tools like FMOD Compose original music and record vocals Understand and troubleshoot audio performance issues In Detail Game Audio is one of the key components in making a game successful and it is quite popular in the gaming industry. So if you are a game developer with an eye on capturing the gamer market then this book is the right solution for you. In this book, we will take you through a step by step journey which will teach you to implement original and engaging soundtracks and SFX with Unity 5.x. You will be firstly introduced to the basics of game audio and sound development in Unity. After going through the core topics of audio development: audio sources, spatial sound, mixing, effects, and more; you will then have the option of delving deeper into more advanced topics like dynamic and adaptive audio. You will also learn to develop dynamic and adaptive audio using the Unity Audio Mixer. Further, you will learn how professional third party tools like FMOD are used for audio development in Unity. You will then go through the creation of sound visualization techniques and creating your own original music using the simple yet powerful audio workstation Reaper. Lastly, you will go through tips, techniques and strategies to help you optimize game audio performance or troubleshoot issues. At the end of the book, you'll have gained the skills to implement professional sound and music. Along with a good base knowledge audio and music principles you can apply across a range of other game development tools. Style and approach This book will have a step by step practical approach where downloadable free games will be given with the book and readers will be free to work with them.

Cocos2d-x Game Development Essentials


Author: Frahaan Hussain,Arutosh Gurung,Gareth Jones
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783987871
Category: Computers
Page: 136
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This book is designed to help existing developers who are looking to learn this amazing framework, which provides cross-platform development. It is also perfect for developers who already have an existing C++ foundation and would like to learn game development using Cocos2d-x, or those who are coming from another framework.

Game Development Essentials

Game Project Management
Author: John Hight,Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781418015411
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 284
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Game Development Essentials is the only four-color text in the market that offers a comprehensive introduction on game project management in an informal and accessible style, while concentrating on both theory and practice. Game Development Essentials is the only four-color text in the market that offers a comprehensive introduction on game project management in an informal and accessible style, while concentrating on both theory and practice.

Unity 3.x Game Development Essentials


Author: Will Goldstone
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849691452
Category: Computers
Page: 488
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This book follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development with the Unity game engine. With no prior knowledge of game development or 3D required, you will learn from scratch, taking each concept at a time working up to a full 3D mini-game. You'll learn scripting with C# or JavaScript and master the Unity development environment with easy-to-follow stepwise tasks. If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games, with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point. No prior knowledge of game production is required, inviting you to simply bring with you a passion for making great games.

Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials

Game Development from Concept to Publishing
Author: Jere Miles
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317414314
Category: Computers
Page: 506
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In introducing new students to video game development, there are two crucial components to consider: design and implementation. Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials: Game Development from Concept to Publishing provides theoretical background on topics such as characters, stories, level design, interface design, audio, game mechanics, and tools and skills needed. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic, with topics building upon each other so that by the end of the book you will have looked into all the subjects relevant to creating your own game. The book transitions from discussion to demonstrations of how to implement techniques and concepts into practice by using Unity3D and PlayMaker. Download boxes are included throughout the book where you can get the version of the game project under discussion or other content to add to the project, as well as any supplementary video tutorials that have been developed. Addressing both theoretical and practical aspects, Unity 3D and PlayMaker Essentials enables you to understand how to create a game by having you make a game. By gradually completing your own design document through the course of the book, you will become familiar with core design principles while learning the practical skills needed to bring your unique game to life.

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Game Developers
Author: Aaron Marks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136059253
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 456
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Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this essential guide to the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multi-billion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process - from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right equipment to keeping your clients happy. Learn everything you need to: Find the jobs. Identify your niche, implement a business and marketing plan that includes a great demo reel, and plug into the established network to find clients. Make the deals. Make the bidding and contract process work for you by knowing the standard industry terminology, understanding how to set fees, and employing non-confrontational negotiating tactics to reach sound agreements that establish acceptable boundaries for change orders, reworks, payment options, and other essentials. Create music and sound effects for games. Master the exacting specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on the various gaming platforms and systems. The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples, demos of useful sound editing and sequencing programs, and sample business contracts.

Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself


Author: Mike Geig
Publisher: Sams Publishing
ISBN: 013348047X
Category: Computers
Page: 400
View: 483
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself Unity Game Development in 24 Hours will help you master the Unity 4 game engine at the heart of Temple Run and many other sizzling-hot mobile games! You’ll learn everything from the absolute basics through sophisticated game physics, animation, and mobile device deployment techniques. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success! Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Unity 4 game development tasks. Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge. Notes present interesting information related to the discussion. Tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks. Cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them. Learn how to… Create and work with game objects, Unity’s fundamental building blocks Work efficiently with Unity’s graphical asset pipeline Apply shaders and textures to any 3D object Sculpt stunning game worlds with Unity’s terrain and environmental toolsets Script tasks ranging from capturing input to building complex behaviors Quickly create repeatable, reusable game objects with prefabs Implement easy, intuitive game user interfaces Create amazing effects with Unity’s new Shuriken particle system Leverage the full power of Unity’s new Mecanim animation system Integrate ambient 2D/3D audio into your games Use mobile device accelerometers and multi-touch displays Modify a desktop game for mobile platforms Apply the “finishing touches” and deploy your game

Game Development with Unity, Second Edition


Author: Michelle Menard,Bryan Wagstaff
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305110560
Category: Computers
Page: 464
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Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials


Author: Satheesh PV
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784398454
Category: Computers
Page: 266
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Master the basics of Unreal Engine 4 to build stunning video games About This Book Get to grips with the user interface of Unreal Engine 4 and find out more about its various robust features Create dream video games with the help of the different tools Unreal Engine 4 offers Create video-games and fully utilize the power of Unreal Engine 4 to bring games to life through this step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For If you have a basic understanding of working on a 3D environment and you are interested in video game development, then this book is for you. A solid knowledge of C++ will come in handy. What You Will Learn Download both the binary and source version of Unreal Engine 4 and get familiar with the UI Get to know more about the Material Editor and how it works Add a post process to the scene and alter it to get a unique look for your scene Acquaint yourself with the unique and exclusive feature of Unreal Engine 4—Blueprints Find out more about Static and Dynamic lighting and the difference between various lights Use Matinee to create cut scenes Create a health bar for the player with the use of Unreal Motion Graphics (UMG) Get familiar with Cascade Particle Editor In Detail Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools that gives you power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy it to iOS and Android devices. It can be used for the development of simple 2D games or even stunning high-end visuals. Unreal Engine features a high degree of portability and is a tool used by many game developers today. This book will introduce you to the most popular game development tool called Unreal Engine 4 with hands-on instructions for building stunning video games. You will begin by creating a new project or prototype by learning the essentials of Unreal Engine by getting familiar with the UI and Content Browser. Next, we'll import a sample asset from Autodesk 3ds max and learn more about Material Editor. After that we will learn more about Post Process. From there we will continue to learn more about Blueprints, Lights, UMG, C++ and more. Style and approach This step-by-step guide will help you gain practical knowledge about Unreal Engine through detailed descriptions of all the tools offered by Unreal Engine.

Unity 5.x Game Development Blueprints


Author: John P. Doran
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785880306
Category: Computers
Page: 428
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A project-based guide to help you create amazing games with Unity 5.x About This Book Unleash the power of C# coding in Unity and the state of the art Unity rendering engine. Through this unique project-based approach, you will create 7-8 action-packed games from scratch. This assortment of games will take you on a fun-filled journey of becoming a full-fledged Unity game developer. Who This Book Is For This book is best suited for C# developers who have some basic knowledge of the Unity Game development platform. If you are looking to create exciting and interactive games with Unity and get a practical understanding of how to leverage key Unity features and then optimize the Unity rendering engine, then this book is your one-stop solution. What You Will Learn Find out how to create exciting and interactive games using GUIs Prepare animations to be imported and exported Personalize your animation game with Unity's advanced animation system Work with different animation assets and components Customize the game by modifying the player properties and creating exterior environments Create, visualize, and edit animated creatures Familiarize yourself with best practices for Unity 5.x animation using iTween Design character actions and expressions Customize your game and prepare it for playin In Detail This book will help you to create exciting and interactive games from scratch with the Unity game development platform. We will build 7-8 action-packed games of different difficulty levels, and we'll show you how to leverage the intuitive workflow tools and state of the art Unity rendering engine to build and deploy mobile desktop as well as console games. Through this book, you'll develop a complete skillset with the Unity toolset. Using the powerful C# language, we'll create game-specific characters and game environments. Each project will focus on key Unity features as well as game strategy development. This book is the ideal guide to help your transition from an application developer to a full-fledged Unity game developer Style and approach A step by step approach to develop a strong Unity skillset by creating a few action-packed games from scratch.

Learning Unity 2D Game Development by Example


Author: Venita Pereira
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783559055
Category: Computers
Page: 266
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If you are interested in creating your very own 2D games from scratch, then this book will give you all the tools you need to succeed. Whether you are completely new to Unity or have used Unity before and would like to learn about the new 2D features of Unity, this book is for you.

Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development


Author: David Gouveia
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849699100
Category: Computers
Page: 116
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This book is a standard tutorial targeted at game developers which aims to help them incorporate audio programming techniques to enhance their gameplay experience.This book is perfect for C++ game developers who have no experience with audio programming and who would like a quick introduction to the most important topics required to integrate audio into a game.