A coded world -- A history of code -- Early video games -- How are video games made? -- Working as a team -- Planning the game's rules and goals -- How the game works : lead programmers -- How the game looks : graphics programmers -- How players interact : user-interface programmers -- How the game sounds : audio programmers -- Playing with others : network programmers -- Testing the game : finding bugs! -- Pulling it all together and releasing the game -- Do you want to be a game developer?
Video games have been growing in popularity as computer systems become more advanced. Better design and smoother operation provides users with an enhanced gaming experience. This book explores the world of video game developers the people behind our favorite high-tech video games. Readers will learn what game designers do and what skills are needed to work in this fast-paced industry.
Includes bibliographical references (page 32) and index.