"PHP Game Programming" offers you the introduction you need to begin creating your own online games. You?ll be amazed at the games you can create with this powerful?and completely free?development tool! Dive right in as you begin with coverage of server configuration and the major features of PHP. Then you?re off and running as you use PHP to create and manipulate graphics, develop a chess game using a non-relational database, and send and receive data through sockets. Put your new skills to use as you create your own massively multiplayer online game! From the basics of PHP and HTML to the exciting task of creating dynamic terrain and Flash movies, "PHP Game Programming" will help you turn your online game ideas into reality!
Provides programmers with the tools and knowledge they need to get PHP running, create dynamic pages, manage data, dynamically generate graphics and even create sockets. Readers will walk away from this book as hard core web game developers with an advanced knowledge base beyond average web developers. Part of the succesful Game Development series, this book presents PHP game programming in a clear and concise manner to ensure ease of learning.
This book is for anyone who wants to implement any Web-based games. An understanding of HTML would be helpful. I have included, however, a section dedicated to teaching you some basics of HTML. Knowledge of your operating system will be helpful too. Since PHP is a cross-platform language I can cover only so much in the way of installing PHP. If something goes wrong during installation it will help if you know your operating system. This book is not for someone with advanced PHP skills.
About the Author
MATT RUTLEDGE (firstname.lastname@example.org) is lead developer at DATA, Inc. (www.datausa.com), a Denver, Colorado-based digital visualization company specializing in 3D computer animation and Web development. Matt has 7 years of experience in the multimedia world. He developed several telecommunication applications before moving into the realm of Web development. Matt specializes in database-driven and interactive online applications. Matt also actively writes articles for asp101 (www.asp101.com) and the MSDNAA (www.msdnaa.net).