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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Video Game Basics

Well, I have covered many different aspects of computer programming without getting too technical. As you might have guessed from the title, this book is not just about writing computer programs; it is about writing games.

A computer game or video game is a program, written with a programming language such as C++ or DarkBASIC, which allows a player to interact within an imaginary world. The goal of a video game is to compete with other players in a cooperative or adversarial competition or to play solo, usually with an emphasis on setting a new high score (which other players will attempt to beat later).

Why Do We Play Video Games?

Video games are fun because they are very good at simulating another world and then drawing the ...

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