Beginning Game Programming is published by Course Technology PTR in November 2006. This book has 391 pages in English, ISBN-13 978-1598632880.
This book provides an introduction to the entire field of game programming. As readers work through the book, they will produce two working games: one in 2D and one in 3D–offering a good introduction to DirectX programming. Beginning with an introduction to basic Windows programming, this book quickly advances to the basics of DirectX programming, moving up from surfaces to textures and then to 3D models. This book offers coverage of the introductory concepts of game programming, paving the way for more advanced books on the subject. Readers will develop a working knowledge of the terminology and basics of game programming that will enable them to progress to more advanced game programming topics.