New Mac Game Dev Book Underway
8:46 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
iDevGames, the excellent Web resource for those interested in making games for the Mac OS, has learned that a new Mac game programming book is being commissioned. This will be the first new book in years, with previous popular titles such as "Macintosh Game Programming" and "Tricks of Mac Game Programming" having been written in the mid-90's. While you may not be a programmer yourself, the release of this book should be of interest to all Mac gamers, as it will help small developers get started with making games for Apple hardware. It is unknown what topics will be covered in the book, but it is still in the early phases of development so expect more information when the project gets further along. Here's a clip from iDevGames' report:
The entire staff at iDevGames would like to congratulate our very own Mark Szymczyk for recently being signed to write a book devoted to Macintosh game programming. The publisher confirmed that Mark's outline would be the basis for the first Macintosh game programming book to be commissioned in years. This is great news for Mark who has devoted his time and energy to writing tutorials for us and the entire Macintosh game programming community. The title and release date have not been decided yet but we will, of course, keep you up to date on its progress. Our congratulations go out to Mark, and we'll be sure to bring you more information on the title once it nears publication.
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Having seen a draft of the table of contents, I am confident that this will set a new standard for programming books for the Macintosh. We hope that other publishers take note and make some offerings of their own in this long neglected category of the market. Since Mark will be very busy in the coming months, it would be appreciated if you did not bombard him with questions concerning the book or its release date.
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