Tutorial 4: Make a Game in 60 Minutes
This tutorial helps you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game. The code in this tutorial illustrates the technique described in the text. A complete code sample for this tutorial is available for you to download, including full source code and any additional supporting files required by the sample. Understanding the basics of game coding is the single most-difficult step for a beginning game programmer. While it is easy to find samples that show completed games, tips and tricks, or tutorials that show you how to do specific techniques, there are very few that help you through the process of game construction. The objective of this tutorial is to help you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game. Think of the idea of your ship on the screen. For a game that will ultimately have more than a dozen objects all drawing and moving around, this is unworkable.