If you are reading this book, I hope there is at least one prerequisite that applies to you—you are interested in creating video games. Are there things that will make it easier for you? Sure. It would be nice if you have previous experience making video games, or experience with Lua, or even have played around with ShiVa3D before, but none of that is absolutely essential. Although this book will be fast paced, none of the material is very difficult and there is always help available on the Stonetrip forums if you don't quite understand how something works.