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  • Android_Game_Programming_by_Example_Book

C++ game coding: Learn to make games using the C++ programming language.

If you have no programming experience but want to get started as fast as possible, or if you need a quick C++ refresher then this level 1 course is the place to start.
We will waste no time in getting you started on your journey to writing great games for the PC, using C++. A collection of free articles to suit all C++ beginners. The journey will be smooth as we will learn the fundamentals of the super-fast C++ language, a step at a time and then put the new knowledge to use, with practical game projects using SFML, OpenGL powered library.
  • c_plus_plus_branching_tutorial

Structuring and branching the code

We have seen in the last tutorial how we can detect certain conditions in our C++ code. For example when the player loses a life, destroys an alien or gets a new fastest time. We […]

  • c_plus_plus_loops_in_game_code_tutorial

Loops in the game code

Loops might sound a bit odd at first? They are a way of executing parts of our C++ code more than once, looping over code until we have the result we want or a test is done. This can […]

  • c_plus_plus_functions_tutorial

Organizing C++ game code with functions

Functions are a really vital part of C++. They serve a number of, well, functions. They allow us to make our code more readable and manageable by splitting it up into parts, called functions. They […]

  • c_plus_plus_oop_and_classes_tutorial

Introduction to OOP for C++ games

Object Oriented Programming OOP, is how most programming is done these days. While it is possible to code a game without using it and many games in the past were, even the most simple game […]