Chapter 1. A Chronology of Game Programming


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  • Phase I: Before Spacewar

  • Phase II: Spacewar to Atari

  • Phase III: Game Consoles and Personal Computers

  • Phase IV: Shakedown and Consolidation

  • Phase V: The Advent of the Game Engine

  • Phase VI: The Handheld Revolution

  • Phase VII: The Cellular Phenomenon

  • Phase VIII: Multiplayer Games

  • In Closing

The art and science of game development have experienced a huge progression since the early days. Hardware has improved by orders of magnitude, whereas game complexity and richness have simply exploded. To better understand how games are coded today, and why, it is essential to ...

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