Have you heard of ShiVa3D engine? Most likely many of you didn't. Yet ShiVa3D is very likely the only one engine that has much in similar with Unity and that often is compared to Unity directly. With this article I'd like to bring to your attention this game engine as an alternative to Unity. It really has something to offer. On 166 pages «Learning ShiVa3D Game Development» book will teach you how to make a small game for Android platform using ShiVa3D. If you ever wanted to start learning ShiVa3D — then this book is for you.
Publishing house Packt Publishing, which is specialized on IT books in a whole and game development and game engines books in a particular, released a new and exciting book on Epic's Unreal Development Kit ( UDK ). Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript, Beginner's Guide reveals details of one of the most complicated tasks in game development for beginner developers — programming using UnrealScript language.
As you can see from the title of the book — it is intended for beginner developers that want to master all of the UDK's rich functionality and power in their game projects. So, if you're serious about learning UDK and develop your game projects using this engine — this book can be strongly recommended for reading, it will be a perfect addition to official UnrealScript and UDK documentation, teaching you UnrealScript in a practical approach.
Great news for anyone interested in using CryEngne 3 technology for game development and mod making — Packt published world-first book for Crytek's most advanced and recent game engine — CryEngine 3 Cookbook.
This book was written by Crytek employees Sean Tracy ( Senior Field Application Engineer in Crytek ) and Dan Tracy ( Technical Level Designer in Crytek ), so it's invaluable source for ready-to-use solutions from engine's developers themselves. CryEngine 3 Cookbook loaded with over a hundred recipes and can be effectively used for creation of own highly customized content for use within CryEngine 3. If you have any intentions to give a try for this engine — I definitely recommend you to check out CryEngine 3 Cookbook — it has all chances to become desktop book among CryEngine 3 users.
Second book about Unity game engine is published — now I introduce you "Unity 3D Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide".
Key concept of this book, as stated on front cover — learn by doing. Step by step you will be guided through creation process of small game. You will not find here guide how to create "best-in-the-world-uber-mega-MMORPG", instead this book focus on small and simple projects that beginner developer actually can finish.
During the course in this book you will be creating four simple games — a tick tacker game, a memory game, a bomb catching game and a very basic and simple space shooter.
I represent to your attention first book about Unity game engine — Unity Game Development Essentials.This is great book for anyone, who wish to start working with this great game engine. Well, book description pretty self-explanatory, so here it is:
"Game engines are central to the video games we know and love. From the artwork to the mathematics that underpin the frames onscreen, the engine calls the shots. Aside from offering one of the leading 3D game engines, Unity also provides a superlative development tool — a tool that can produce professional standard games for Mac, PC, and the Unity Web Player.