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SFML Game Development by Henrik Vogelius Hansson, Artur Moreira, Jan Haller

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Chapter 5. Diverting the Game Flow – State Stack

In the earlier chapters of this book, you have learned how to make an efficient program structure for a game, modern game loops, and data structures to contain a world with rich graphics. You also learned how to deal with user input, making it an interactive simulation. With the combination of all those pieces of knowledge, we can already make an interesting game experience. However, a game is usually more than that. A full blown product doesn't just open and let you play without an explanation, a menu, or a title screen. That is what is going to be covered in this chapter, the ability to make the game richer by adding different states and screens to it.

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