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Beginning 3D Game Programming by Tom Miller

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Introduction

So You Want to be a Game Developer

Just about every developer I've ever met has at one time or another wanted to be involved in game development. Video games are more than just an idle interest to most: they can be a downright obsession. People become immersed in these virtual worlds and often begin to fantasize about creating such rich fantasy lands themselves.

Don't be fooled by the pretty graphics, the wonderful stories, and the moving musical score. Writing a game is hard work, and it takes a special type of developer to be successful. Aside from the obvious technical talent required, a good game developer should possess other intangibles, such as actually being a gamer. It's not impossible to write great games as a nongamer, ...

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