Mark Overmars and Jacob Habgood to author intermediate-level Game Maker book
August 17, 2009
Game Maker founder Mark Overmars and Sumo Digital’s Dr Jacob Habgood, co-authors of the successful Game Maker’s Apprentice, are to write a new book focusing on intermediate-level Game Maker programming.
Although I don’t have any up-to-date sales figures (if anyone has any please post them in the comments) their first book sold out its original print run of 5,000 copies within three months of its June 2006 launch. The book is currently ranked at about 12,000 on the Amazon.com best-sellers list.
Jacob is looking for suggestions from readers of the first book as to what should be included in the second. If you familiarised yourself with Game Maker before purchasing the book you should go to the GMC topic otherwise you should go to the Amazon discussion.
If you aren’t aware of the original book you can find it on Amazon.com: The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners ($26) and in the UK at the more expensive price of £22.
Related: Getting Started with Game Maker book review (July 2009) and an interview with its author Jerry Ford.
Photo courtesy of Nottingham GameCity released under a Creative Commons License.
8 Replies to “Mark Overmars and Jacob Habgood to author intermediate-level Game Maker book”
any more new books on planing. He must at least close the trilogy.
Any further developments on this book? The first two were very good in explaining and helping me understand Gamemaker..
Yes Andrew, the book was eventually released in Autumn 2010 – our review of it can be found here: http://gamemakerblog.com/2010/10/21/book-review-the-game-makers-companion-by-jacob-habgood-et-al/
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This looks like it may be interesting. Since I already learned this stuff, I’m not sure if it’ll do me any good. But, nonetheless, I will be sure to check this out!
Thank you for the information Philip Gamble! 😉
Thanks for the info man! Gonna look for the book =)