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Video Game Programming for Kids, Second Edition by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Chapter 1

Hello, Stinky Head

Have you ever wondered how video games are made? Maybe you have played a lot of games and wondered how they do it. Games like Mario Party, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and the Pokémon series, just to name a few Nintendo classics. Or how about the Halo series? Or the Final Fantasy series? If you try to imagine how your favorite games work, then you have the mind of a programmer.

You can make your very own video games. They won’t be impressive like the big-budget games just mentioned because games like those cost millions of dollars and take thousands of hours to make by teams of experts. They’re big-budget games, and they take a lot of work, like making a movie. But it is possible to make your ...

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