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Programming my first game with C++
When it comes to game programming, C++ is the name of the game. If you aspire to move from game player to game creator, it all starts with learning the fundamentals of C++ and game-programming basics. With BEGINNING C++ THROUGH GAME PROGRAMMING, FOURTH EDITION, you will find an up-to-date and thorough introduction to everything you need to get started–with no previous programming experience required. In the new fourth edition of this popular guide to learning C++, you will work with a comple…

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It doesn’t take as long as everybody thinks, I learned basic C++ (enough to program tetris) as my first language (widely considered one of the toughest languages) within about 4 months. A good book and a good work effort will have you making apps in no time.

Edit: For those who want to know, here is the book I read:

Beginning C++ Through Game Programming

This book (in my humble opinion) is an extremely solid choice for a beginner. It teaches you the absolute basics of C++ and doesn’t go very deep into anything. It just glosses over functionality, shows you what you’re able to do, shows how to do it, then gives a project that implements it. It doesn’t get too advanced, and it will leave a lot left to learn, but it’s great for getting your feet wet so you can understand more widely renowned books such as C++ Primer and Accelerated C++

And though it says “game programming” you never actually leave the console window. The author just tries to explain everything in the sense of how you would use it in a game, and all of his final projects are simple text-based games. (Black jack, tic-tac-toe) So even if you aren’t interested in game dev, this book still works fine.

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Paperback

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Michael Dawson

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4

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Cengage Learning PTR

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