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Make Amazing Games Using Fusion 2.5 Third Edition Book CoverMake Amazing Games Using Fusion 2.5 Third Edition

Jason Darby

ISBN: 9781683927006
Pub Date:  March 2021
Specs: 7 x 9   Paperback
Pages: 398
Price: $51.95


Many people aspire to create their own games but don't know where to start. Make Amazing Games 3rd Edition introduces the game creation process to the aspiring game developer with no experience or programming ability. Taking the reader step-by-step through the various stages of developing a game and using the popular "drag and drop" game creation software (a free feature limited version which is available from Steam), readers can build their very own games. Using the tutorials, the reader will complete four fully playable games including platform, bat & ball, mouse-clicker, and side-scrolling shoot-'em up, games. Other chapters cover more complex game features such as porting the game onto the Web, distribution, and publishing. This must-have book is the essential resource for anyone interested in learning game creation from beginning to end. Includes companion files with 4-color figures, game demos, graphic libraries, and source code.



1: Video Games. 2: Basic Game Design Concepts. 3: Basic Programming Concepts. 4: Fusion Basics. 5: Finding Your Way Around. 6: Working with Objects.7: Configuring Properties. 8: Fusion Coding Basics. 9: Backing Up Your Games. 10: Movement. 11: Graphics and Animation. 12: Creating A Bat-And-Ball Game. 13: Scrolling Game Concepts. 14: Creating A Side-Scrolling Shoot-'Em-Up Game. 15: Creating A Platform Game. 16: Creating A Mouse-Clicker Game. 17: Bug Finding and Fixing. 18: Additional Concepts. 19: Distribution and Publishing. 20: Fusion 2.5+. 21: Help and Resources. Index.


Jason Darby has worked as a game designer for some of Europe's leading game developers and publishers and on AAA game titles for PC, Playstation, and Xbox platforms. He is the author of numerous of game-creation books and has also had a number of articles published in leading UK periodicals, including Retro Gamer and PC Format.