C++ Game Development By Example:
Learn to build games and graphics with SFML, OpenGL, and Vulkan using C++ programming
Explore modern game programming and rendering techniques to build games using C++ programming language and its popular libraries
- Learn how you can build basic 2D and complex 3D games with C++
- Understand shadows, texturing, lighting, and rendering in 3D game development using OpenGL
- Uncover modern graphics programming techniques and GPU compute methods using the Vulkan API
Although numerous languages are currently being used to develop games, C++ remains the standard for fabricating expert libraries and tool chains for game development. This book introduces you to the world of game development with C++.
C++ Game Development By Example starts by touching upon the basic concepts of math, programming, and computer graphics and creating a simple side-scrolling action 2D game. You'll build a solid foundation by studying basic game concepts such as creating game loops, rendering 2D game scenes using SFML, 2D sprite creation and animation, and collision detection. The book will help you advance to creating a 3D physics puzzle game using modern OpenGL and the Bullet physics engine. You'll understand the graphics pipeline, which entails creating 3D objects using vertex and index buffers and rendering them to the scene using vertex and fragment shaders. Finally, you'll create a basic project using the Vulkan library that'll help you get to grips with creating swap chains, image views, render passes, and frame buffers for building high-performance graphics in your games.
By the end of this book, you'll be ready with 3 compelling projects created with SFML, the Vulkan API, and OpenGL, and you'll be able take your game and graphics programming skills to the next level.
What you will learn
- Understand shaders and how to write a basic vertex and fragment shader
- Build a Visual Studio project and add SFML to it
- Discover how to create sprite animations and a game character class
- Add sound effects and background music to your game
- Grasp how to integrate Vulkan into Visual Studio
- Create shaders and convert them to the SPIR-V binary format
Who this book is for
If you're a developer keen to learn game development with C++ or get up to date with game development, this book is for you. Some knowledge of C++ programming is assumed.
Table of Contents
- C++ Concepts
- Mathematics and Graphics Concepts
- Setting Up Your Game
- Creating your game
- Finalizing your Game
- Getting started with OpenGL
- Building on the game objects
- Enhancing your game with Collision, loop, and Lighting
- Getting started with Vulkan
- Preparing the Clear Screen
- Creating Object Resources
- Drawing Vulkan Objects
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