Game Engine Architecture

Game Engine Architecture by Jason Gregory is such an amazing book. This got me through my university degree in ‘Games Engine Technology’ at John Moores University. One of the best courses in the UK for Game Programming.

The link below is an Affiliate link. The book itself is a bit expensive for the average person, but I thought to it as an investment. It is technical (quite technical), but I highly recommend it for any university student or college student who wishes to be a top programmer in the games industry.

Game Engine Architecture

Game Programming Patterns

Game Programming Patterns is such an awesome book. I read this within my 2nd year degree.

A programming pattern can be thought about as an ‘algorithm’ that many programmers will understand without understanding the underlying codebase or language. For example, Queuing in shops, and every person understands they get to the back of the queue and wait to be seen. Everyone knows the pattern, regardless of the language.

The Pictures in the book really do paint a thousand words.

Highly recommend… I believe the author has a webpage with a PDF of book samples.

Game Programming Patterns

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming

This book is for the technical reader… like really technical, that being said, I think it is good to know the concepts and processes you don’t understand… yet.

If you want to be a game programmer, then understanding how 3D maths work is key, especially if you wish to go into AI, Rendering, and Physics.

This book is old… but math does not really change. The author does have newer books but we have not read them so don’t want to recommend until we have read them.

Highly recommend this one for the technical reader.

Mathematics for 3D Game Programming

Game AI Pro

Game AI Pro is such a brilliant book of articles showcasing real-world and real AI used within games. From indie games to AAA games.

This book helped a lot with Dr Davids Ph.D where he used AI for disaster response.

This one is expensive, and I believe you can find the separate articles if you search hard enough on the interwebs.

Game AI Pro: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals

Game AI Pro 2

Game AI Pro 2 – the 2nd installment of the book series. It is pretty much just as good as the 1st. New articles for new games.

This one is expensive, and I believe you can find the separate articles if you search hard enough on the interwebs.

Game AI Pro: 2

Game AI Pro 3

Game AI Pro 3: same as 1 and 2 – very good collection of articles.

This one is expensive, and I believe you can find the separate articles if you search hard enough on the interwebs.

Game AI Pro: 3

Building a Story Brand – Donald Miller

This book changed my business, changed how I approach working with clients, and changed how I generally work with everyone in my life.

In short, you are YODA. You are not Luke Skywalker. You are Yoda and you are helping your client get to where they need to go.

1000% recommend.

Check out the Donald Miller Podcast as well where he interviews business owners.

Building a Story Brand - Donald Miller

Marketing Made Simple. – Donald Miller

Very similar to Building a Story Brand, this book helps you align your message with your marketing. If you want to be a business owner creating game technology, then keeping your message simple is key.

If you confuse, you loose.

Marketing Made Simple - Donald Miller

How to grow your small business – Donald Miller

If you have read Building a Story Brand, and Marketing Made Simple, this book is very similar.

I got frustrated with this book because it has very similar sounding messages which is found in the previous 2 books.

Buttttt it was helpful purely for the image it creates in your mind. Your business is like a plane. Needs fuel, correct weight, direction, and good sized wings. If 1 of these are underpowered or over powered, then the plane crashes. So you have to be smart.

Even if you don’t own a business and want to be the best employee you can be, then you need to understand where you sit in a company and how you can help generate lift for the plane.

How to grow your small business - Donald Miller