Learn Unreal with our new book series 📖

It’s that time of year… we at Mammoth Interactive have published new books! Available in both Paperback and eBook format, check out “Introduction to Unreal” and its sequel “Build 6 Games in Unreal.”

The Unreal Engine is a powerful program for building games. Learn how to navigate the Unreal editor by building a Coin Collector game!

First we set up the Coin Collector game’s design in Unreal. You learn how to position a camera in a game so that the user sees the game from your desired viewpoint. We make Blueprints to save objects. We give shape and color to the characters and objects in the game.

A sneak preview of the Paperback edition.

A sneak preview of the Paperback edition.

Then we use C++ scripts to give the game custom functionality. You learn how to process collisions and keep track of the number of times two objects collide. We make a coin disappear when the player touches it. We add a text box to the game to display the score. As well, we enable the player to restart the game with a hotkey.

By the end of this book, you know how to create a game from scratch that responds to user input through keyboard controls.

 

Learn how to navigate the Unreal editor while building 6 basic games. This book is an extension of “Introduction to Unreal.”

A sneak preview of the eBook edition.

A sneak preview of the eBook edition.

We make the following games:

  • Coin Collector Game
  • Shooter Game
  • Platform Switcher Game
  • First Person Shooter Game
  • Turret Game
  • Runner Switcher Game

Both of these books make creating your own game easy and efficient. You learn both the coding and artistic sides to game development. As such, you gain a unique perspective that is familiar with the different skills needed to make a game. Grab your copy today. 📖

 

New eBook Release! Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Development Book

Want to learn how to build an app from scratch using Xcode? The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Development Book by Mammoth Interactive is now available as an eBook! Get it here for only 25.99.

This eBook takes you step by step through designing, coding, and testing different iOS applications. The code is easy to follow along with. The eBook’s numerous screenshots ensure that no rner is left behind.

The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Development Book contains 3 parts:

1. Playground – In Part 1, you learn the foundations of Xcode using Swift 3.0’s Playground. The Playground is the perfect place to test code in real-time. We use the Playground to introduce coding topics like variables, functions, and loops.

2. UI Elements – Apps are made up of User Interface (UI) elements. In Part 2, you create Projects to test common UI elements, including labels, buttons, and text fields. With code, you learn to implement the objects to give them functionality.

3. Example Apps – In Part 3, we create functioning apps. To build an app, we design its layout and implement its functionality. You learn how to test your apps by running them in the Simulator.

Get the eBook here today!

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour! Book Release

All you need is 1 Hour.

Do you want to learn the foundations of computer programming? Are you tired of being bogged down by confusing jargon and complex descriptions? We have the book for you: Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour.

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour is an easy-to-understand introduction to JavaScript. With this book, your website will be up-and-running in no time!

Important topics in web development are shown with examples that are easy to read. If you have a Mac computer, PC, or even a mobile device, you can follow along with the book’s examples on www.jsbin.com. JSBin is an editor that allows you to see your creations in real time.

Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour covers topics including:

Functions – Finally your website can do things! It’s not just a pretty face. Learn how to enable your site to perform tasks.

Variables – Integers, doubles, floats, characters, strings: these are all different types of variables. Variables are crucial to programming because they contain data. Learn about the different types and when you should use each one.

If Statements – If you read Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour, you will reach the section on conditionals. If statements run code IF a specific condition is met. With an if statement, you can test a value, run certain code only when you want to, and prevent your site from crashing!

If you want to learn how to give a website functionality, Learn JavaScript in 1 Hour can teach you the foundations of using JavaScript. Even if you have never coded before, you can follow along. For more books on tech topics, visit our Lulu shop.

The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Development Book. Build 30 Apps!

Over 700 pages. This is the largest iOS and Swift book ever released.

Have you always wanted to create your own iOS app? Mammoth Interactive has written a new book just for you: The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Developer Book.

Even if you have never coded before, you can learn how to build an app from scratch using Xcode. The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Developer Book takes you step-by-step through designing, coding, and testing different iOS applications.

The code in The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Developer Book is easy to follow along with. The book’s numerous screenshots ensure that no learner is left behind.

The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Developer Book contains three parts:

Playground – In Part 1, you learn the foundations of Xcode using Swift 3.0’s Playground. The Playground is the perfect place to test code in real-time. We use the Playground to introduce important Xcode topics, including: variables, statements, functions and loops.

UI Elements – Apps are made up of User Interface (UI) elements. In Part 2, you create Projects to test common UI elements, including labels, buttons, and text fields. With code, you learn to implement the objects to give them functionality.

Example Apps – In Part 3, we create several functioning apps. To build an app, we design its layout and implement its functionality. You learn how to test your apps by running them in the Simulator.

If you are a beginner, The Ultimate iOS 10, Xcode 8 Developer Book is the perfect book to learn the foundations of developing for iOS. We use practical examples that you will be able to reference when building your own apps. Your first app will be up-and-running in no time!