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Includes 3 items: AppGameKit - Giant Asset Pack 1, AppGameKit: Easy Game Development, The Official AppGameKit Beginners Guide

 

About This Content

Although AppGameKit comes with online help and documentation, this book will lead you step-by-step through a series of lessons and activities from a simple guessing game to a fully functioning, interactive video game. This is a smaller version of;
http://store.steampowered.com/app/345720/
Anyone who buys the Beginners Guide and later wants to upgrade to the full Tutorial Guide, can do this via TheGameCreator's website.

It is time to begin your journey. It's a journey that will take you from absolute novice to a skilled computer programmer. Along the way, you'll discover the fundamental ideas behind programming and the awesome power of the AppGameKit.

The Beginners guide excludes chapters on;

  • Sync() and Images
  • Text Resources
  • Particles
  • Advanced Sprites
  • Screen Handling
  • User Input - 2

You'll be taught the basic ideas of software design, program coding and testing. And if you need a little extra help, there is a complete set of solutions for every activity.

You will discover how to create sprites, produce animations, play video, add sound effects and control your on-screen characters - all with only a few lines of code.

Thanks to the AppGameKit, you can run your programs on almost any device (PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, or any Android device) without having to change a single line of your code!


The Beginner's Guide includes these sections;
  • Algorithms
  • Background Intel
  • Starting AGK2 BASIC
  • Data
  • Selection
  • Iteration and Debugging
  • A First Look at Resources
  • Spot the Difference Game
  • User-Defined Functions
  • String and Maths Functions
  • Arrays
  • Records and Bit Operators
  • File Handling
  • Multimedia Resources
  • User Input
  • Program Structure Templates
  • Sprite Movement
  • Sprite Animation
  • Creating Games



The guide was written and designed by author Alistair Stewart of Digital Skills. He has many years of experience creating educational material to help anyone learn how to program computers. Alistair created the highly respected "Hands On" books that cover many different languages.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or better
    • Processor: Intel Celeron / Athlon Sempron or better
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or better
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 470GTX Titan / ATI Radeon 5850 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.8 or better for IDE (10.7 for compiled apps)
    • Processor: Intel Celeron or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mountain Lion 10.9 or better
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / ATI (shader model 4.0+, year 2009) or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (may work with others)
    • Processor: Intel Celeron / Athlon Sempron or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (may work with others)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 / Athlon 2 X2 or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 470GTX Titan / ATI Radeon 5850 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
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