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game developmentThis category page features the latest and most popular technology books for game development. Learn to code and build games using engines like Unity, Unreal Engine, and Godot. The books cover topics from C++, C#, and visual scripting to multiplayer networking, VR development, and more. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started or a seasoned developer wanting to level up your skills, these game dev books have something for you.

Bestsellers

A range of our top selling game development products from the last year.

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.NET MAUI Projects
.NET MAUI Projects
Feb 2024Ellipse630 Pages

$28.99$41.99
Godot 4 Game Development Projects
Godot 4 Game Development Projects
Aug 2023Ellipse264 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$24.99$35.99
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Mar 2024Ellipse508 Pages

$32.99$47.99
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine 5
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal E ...
May 2022Ellipse568 Pages

$42.99$61.99
Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity
Learning C# by Developing Games with Uni ...
Nov 2022Ellipse466 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$24.99$35.99
Hands-On Unity  Game Development
Hands-On Unity Game Development
Jan 2024Ellipse742 Pages

$26.99$38.99
Unreal Engine 5 Game Development with C++ Scripting
Unreal Engine 5 Game Development with C+ ...
Aug 2023Ellipse384 Pages

$27.98$39.99
Game Development Patterns with Unreal Engine 5
Game Development Patterns with Unreal En ...
Jan 2024Ellipse254 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$21.99$31.99
Unity Cookbook
Unity Cookbook
Nov 2023Ellipse780 PagesEllipseHalf Star 3

$27.98$39.99
Beginning C++ Game Programming
Beginning C++ Game Programming
Oct 2019Ellipse746 Pages

$24.99$35.99

What's New

Our latest game development releases from the last few months.

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The Modern Vulkan Cookbook
The Modern Vulkan Cookbook
Apr 2024Ellipse334 Pages

$24.99$35.99
The Ultimate Roblox Game Building Cookbook
The Ultimate Roblox Game Building Cookbo ...
Dec 2023Ellipse218 Pages

$15.99$23.99
Architectural Visualization in Unreal Engine 5
Architectural Visualization in Unreal En ...
Feb 2024Ellipse496 Pages

$27.98$39.99
.NET MAUI Projects
.NET MAUI Projects
Feb 2024Ellipse630 Pages

$28.99$41.99
Creative Motion Mastery with Adobe After Effects
Creative Motion Mastery with Adobe After ...
Feb 2024Ellipse332 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Mar 2024Ellipse508 Pages

$32.99$47.99
XR Development with Unity
XR Development with Unity
Nov 2023Ellipse284 Pages

$21.99$31.99
Unity Cookbook
Unity Cookbook
Nov 2023Ellipse780 PagesEllipseHalf Star 3

$27.98$39.99
Hands-On Unity  Game Development
Hands-On Unity Game Development
Jan 2024Ellipse742 Pages

$26.99$38.99
Game Development Patterns with Unreal Engine 5
Game Development Patterns with Unreal En ...
Jan 2024Ellipse254 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$21.99$31.99

Rising Stars

Recently released game development books which are getting a lot of attention.

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The Essential Guide to Creating Multiplayer Games with Godot 4.0
The Essential Guide to Creating Multipla ...
Dec 2023Ellipse326 PagesEllipseHalf Star 1

$24.99$35.99
Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023
Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023
Oct 2023Ellipse548 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$29.99$43.99
Unity Cookbook
Unity Cookbook
Nov 2023Ellipse780 PagesEllipseHalf Star 3

$27.98$39.99
Enhancing Virtual Reality Experiences with Unity 2022
Enhancing Virtual Reality Experiences wi ...
Nov 2023Ellipse566 Pages

$29.99$43.99
Photorealistic Materials and Textures in Blender Cycles
Photorealistic Materials and Textures in ...
Oct 2023Ellipse394 Pages

$21.99$31.99
XR Development with Unity
XR Development with Unity
Nov 2023Ellipse284 Pages

$21.99$31.99

Audience Favourites

Our most rated game development products by our Customers.

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Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023
Creating an RTS Game in Unity 2023
Oct 2023Ellipse548 Pages

$29.99$43.99
Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulkan
Mastering Graphics Programming with Vulk ...
Feb 2023Ellipse382 Pages

$24.99$35.99
SDL Game Development
SDL Game Development
Jun 2013Ellipse256 Pages

$19.99$28.99
Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity
Learning C# by Developing Games with Uni ...
Nov 2022Ellipse466 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Mathematics for Game Programming and Computer Graphics
Mathematics for Game Programming and Com ...
Nov 2022Ellipse444 Pages

$29.99$43.99
Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal Engine 5
Build Stunning Real-time VFX with Unreal ...
May 2023Ellipse312 Pages

$27.98$39.99
Python Scripting in Blender
Python Scripting in Blender
Jun 2023Ellipse360 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Become a Unity Shaders Guru
Become a Unity Shaders Guru
Jul 2023Ellipse492 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Godot 4 Game Development Projects
Godot 4 Game Development Projects
Aug 2023Ellipse264 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Game Development Patterns with Unreal Engine 5
Game Development Patterns with Unreal En ...
Jan 2024Ellipse254 Pages

$21.99$31.99

Quick Learns

Our game development books which are under 200 pages long.

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KeyShot 3D Rendering
KeyShot 3D Rendering
Dec 2012Ellipse124 Pages

$12.99$18.99
Box2D for Flash Games
Box2D for Flash Games
Nov 2012Ellipse166 Pages

$10.99$16.99
Blender Compositing and Post Processing
Blender Compositing and Post Processing
Jan 2014Ellipse114 Pages

$15.99$22.99
Gideros Mobile Game Development
Gideros Mobile Game Development
Nov 2013Ellipse154 Pages

$15.99$22.99
Leap Motion Development Essentials
Leap Motion Development Essentials
Oct 2013Ellipse106 Pages

$15.99$22.99
Game Development with Three.js
Game Development with Three.js
Oct 2013Ellipse118 Pages

$13.98$19.99
Ouya Unity Game Development
Ouya Unity Game Development
Oct 2013Ellipse118 Pages

$13.98$19.99
Unity for Architectural Visualization
Unity for Architectural Visualization
Sep 2013Ellipse144 Pages

$15.99$22.99
Getting Started with C++ Audio Programming for Game Development
Getting Started with C++ Audio Programmi ...
Aug 2013Ellipse116 Pages

$17.99$25.99
World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide
World of Warcraft Gold Strategy Guide
May 2013Ellipse196 Pages

$6.98$9.99

Beginner's Corner

Our top picks for starting your game development journey.

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Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine 5
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal E ...
May 2022Ellipse568 Pages

$42.99$61.99
KeyShot 3D Rendering
KeyShot 3D Rendering
Dec 2012Ellipse124 Pages

$12.99$18.99
Box2D for Flash Games
Box2D for Flash Games
Nov 2012Ellipse166 Pages

$10.99$16.99
Blender Game Engine: Beginner's Guide
Blender Game Engine: Beginner's Guide
Sep 2012Ellipse206 Pages

$17.99$25.99
CryENGINE 3 Game Development: Beginner's Guide
CryENGINE 3 Game Development: Beginner's ...
Sep 2012Ellipse354 Pages

$22.99$32.99
Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Development Cookbook
Microsoft XNA 4.0 Game Development Cookb ...
Jun 2012Ellipse356 Pages

$22.99$32.99
Construct Game Development Beginners Guide
Construct Game Development Beginners Gui ...
May 2012Ellipse298 Pages

$19.99$28.99
Unreal Development Kit Game Design Cookbook
Unreal Development Kit Game Design Cookb ...
Feb 2012Ellipse544 Pages

$24.99$36.99
XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide - Visual Basic Edition
XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beg ...
Dec 2011Ellipse424 Pages

$19.99$28.99
Unity 3.x Game Development by Example Beginner's Guide
Unity 3.x Game Development by Example Be ...
Sep 2011Ellipse408 Pages

$19.99$28.99

2024 Essentials

The must-have game development books and resources for this year.

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The Modern Vulkan Cookbook
The Modern Vulkan Cookbook
Apr 2024Ellipse334 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Architectural Visualization in Unreal Engine 5
Architectural Visualization in Unreal En ...
Feb 2024Ellipse496 Pages

$27.98$39.99
.NET MAUI Projects
.NET MAUI Projects
Feb 2024Ellipse630 Pages

$28.99$41.99
Creative Motion Mastery with Adobe After Effects
Creative Motion Mastery with Adobe After ...
Feb 2024Ellipse332 Pages

$24.99$35.99
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Sculpting in ZBrush Made Simple
Mar 2024Ellipse508 Pages

$32.99$47.99
Hands-On Unity  Game Development
Hands-On Unity Game Development
Jan 2024Ellipse742 Pages

$26.99$38.99
Game Development Patterns with Unreal Engine 5
Game Development Patterns with Unreal En ...
Jan 2024Ellipse254 PagesEllipseHalf Star 5

$21.99$31.99

Express Tutorials

Learn core game development skills and be productive within two hours.

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Unreal Engine 5 - Environment Design
Unreal Engine 5 - Environment Design
Aug 2022Ellipse71 minutes

$19.99
Getting started with Adobe After Effects CC 2019
Getting started with Adobe After Effects ...
Jan 2020Ellipse92 minutes

$130.99
Adobe After Effects CC for Beginners: Learn After Effects CC
Adobe After Effects CC for Beginners: Le ...
Jun 2018Ellipse96 minutes

$99.99
Learning the GameMaker Studio 2 Interface
Learning the GameMaker Studio 2 Interfac ...
May 2017Ellipse113 minutes

$130.99

Career Pathways

A collection of reading lists made by our expert authors to help get you your next job.
Getting Started with Unity Game DevelopmentGetting Started with Unity Game DevelopmentGetting Started with Unity Game Development
Getting Started with Unity Game DevelopmentAn enjoyable and intuitive approach to getting started with C# programming and Unity game development. This reading list will help you build a solid foundation in Unity and discover techniques to create impressive 2D/3D games, cross-platform mobile g ...

Certification Prep

Essential study guides and materials to ace your certification exams.

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Game Development Projects with Unreal Engine
Game Development Projects with Unreal En ...
Nov 2020Ellipse822 Pages

$24.99$35.99

Popular Authors (5)

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Mr. Harrison Ferrone
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Harrison Ferrone is an instructional content creator for LinkedIn Learning and Pluralsight, tech editor for the Ray Wenderlich website, and used to write technical documentation on the Mixed Reality team at Microsoft. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Columbia College, Chicago. After a few years as an iOS developer at small start-ups, and one Fortune 500 company, he fell into a teaching career and never looked back.
Most popular book by Mr. Harrison Ferrone
Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 2019
Sergey Kosarevsky
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Sergey Kosarevsky is a software engineer with experience in C++ and 3D graphics. He worked for mobile industry companies and was involved in mobile projects at SPB Software, Yandex, Layar and Blippar. He has more than 12 years of software development experience and more than 6 years of Android NDK experience. Sergey got his PhD in the field of mechanical engineering from St. Petersburg Institute of Machine-Building in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In his spare time, Sergey maintains and develops an open source multiplatform gaming engine, the Linde...
Most popular book by Sergey Kosarevsky
Android NDK Game Development Cookbook
Kumsal Obuz
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Kumsal Obuz is a self taught, but veteran web developer with more than 15 years of experience in two different countries, leading teams and projects of various sizes. After several years of preparation and transition, he started his own game studio in August 2020. He launched a small puzzle strategy game at the end of 2020 and is currently working on an ambitious farming simulation game. He also likes to mentor, perhaps due to his genetic background since both of his parents are teachers, and because of his love of Godot, founded and still orga...
Most popular book by Kumsal Obuz
Game Development with Blender and Godot
Gonçalo Marques
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Gonçalo Marques has been an active gamer since the age of 6. He has been using Unreal Engine since 2016 and has done freelance and consulting work using the engine. Gonçalo also released a free and open source plugin called UI Navigation, which has garnered an extremely positive reception with over 100,000 downloads and is still receiving frequent updates and fixes. Thanks to the development of this plugin, he became an Epic MegaGrant recipient. He is now working at Funcom ZPX, a game studio in Lisbon that has contributed to games such as Conan...
Most popular book by Gonçalo Marques
Game Development Projects with Unreal Engine
Mr. Oscar Baechler
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Oscar Baechler is a CG generalist, professor, painter, photographer, open source advocate, and community organizer who teaches at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. He's published a number of mobile games with a Blender pipeline and created animation for clients both big and small. Oscar runs the Seattle Blender User Group and Ballard Life Drawing Co-op and has presented on CGI at SIGGRAPH, LinuxFest Northwest, the Blender Conference, OSCON, Usenix LISA, SeaGL, SIX, WACC, and others.
Most popular book by Mr. Oscar Baechler
Blender 3D By Example

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