Editorial Review For Code, Create, Play: Your 7 Day Guide to Game Development


Code, Create, Play by Tomás Brides is a comprehensive guide designed to help aspiring game developers create a video game in just one week. This book is ideal for those transitioning from basic programming to the dynamic field of game development. It simplifies complex concepts, enabling you to develop your own 2D space shooter using GameMaker Studio.

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Day-by-Day Learning: The book structures learning into daily segments, each building on the previous one. By the end of the week, you’ll have a fully functional video game.

Skills for the Future: Beyond just finishing a game, this guide teaches you to set up your development environment, code game mechanics, and utilize GameMaker Language (GML) to create complex enemy behaviors. These skills are crucial for any game developer.

Practical Steps: The book offers clear, step-by-step instructions covering everything from player health management to integrating sound effects. Each chapter provides practical advice to solve common game development challenges.

Build a 2D Shooter: This guide walks you through creating a 2D space shooter game. You’ll bring your ideas to life with engaging graphics, challenging enemies, and compelling gameplay elements.

Code, Create, Play is perfect for anyone eager to delve into computer game development. By the end of the book, you’ll have the foundational skills to start your own game development projects. If you’re passionate about making games, this book is an excellent starting point.