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Beginning 3D Game Programming by Tom Miller

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Tankers—The Next Game Idea

The puzzle game you created in earlier chapters was pretty fun to write. Many of the basic concepts you needed to write a great game were included in the application, even though it was decidedly simple, both in implementation and game play. Now, with those concepts still freshly ingrained into your brain, it's the perfect time to begin expanding on them and coming up with an even more challenging game.

This new game will not only include the concepts that were addressed in the last chapter, but will also add more challenges to the development. Nowadays, virtually all the games on the market have at least some aspect of multiplayer support. Many times, the game can't be considered “complete” without this support, so ...

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