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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours by Michael Morrison

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What You’ll Need

This book assumes that you have a knowledge and understanding of the C++ programming language. Although the program examples and games you develop throughout the book are Windows programs, you aren’t required to have a background in Windows programming. And in truth, I really don’t rely on any complex C++ programming constructs, so a basic understanding of C++ is all you need. However, it is important that you understand how to build a C++ program using a development environment on the Windows platform. If you already have a favorite C++ development environment, that’s great. If not, you’ll probably want to check out Appendix B, “Selecting a Game Development Tool,” which describes some of the more popular Windows C++ development ...

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