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An excellent introduction to Computer Games design and programming.
on 18 April 2006
The Game Maker's apprentice is an engaging and accessible introduction to the fascinating world of Computer Game design.
Each chapter uses a hands on approach, creating example games in the free Gamemaker software, that allows the reader to build up a broad toolkit of games design skills. New programming structures are introduced in a clear and simple way, always accompanied by examples.
I have used this book to teach Games design to secondary pupils and they have found it very entertaining as well as technically challenging.
I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anybody who would like to try designing their own games or would like to teach Games Design to a group of students. The methodologies and design approaches used are transferable to any other programming environment that the reader may wish to progress to at a later stage.