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This is the 3rd edition of this popular book, which was one of the first published by Charles River Media.

Awesome Game Creation covers a variety of subject matter including art, sound and using a number of different game creation engines.
This is one of the first books Charles River Media published in game development and it was very successful. There are thousands more game players today than there were in 2000 and many of those players want to know how to make their own games. Most of these people are not programmers, however, so they need a non-programming language to learn and that's why this book works so well! Awesome Game Creation: No Programming Required, Third Edition teaches game enthusiasts and aspiring developers how to create their own computer games without programming skills. It teaches how the whole game design process works, beginning with an overview of how to design a game, and moving through the creation process from the basic building blocks to sound, music and graphics.

Throughout the book, you'll learn how to create a variety of games, including a 2D dragon flying game, first person shooter, space shoot-em up, and more. To make sure you're able to follow along easily, each game is created through step-by-step tutorials that use 'drag-and-drop' game engines. You'll learn how to make and modify your own interactive 2D and 3D computer games. And, you'll learn how to use a variety of development tools, including The Games Factory 2 (latest version), GameMaker, and FPS Creator (new to this edition). This is a great way to learn the basics of game design and creation without having to learn to program.