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Game Development Patterns E-Book

I’m Bob Nystrom. I started writing this book while working at Electronic Arts. In my eight years there, I saw a lot of beautiful code, and a lot of really horrendous code. My hope was that I could take what I learned from the beautiful stuff, write it down here, and then teach it to the people writing the awful stuff.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can email bob at this site or just ask me (@munificentbob) on twitter.

This is on my to-read list, which is about 400 books long but one day I’ll get there! But since I snagged the Pro version of GameMaker back at the Steam winter sale I might get to this sooner than I think.

Some Topics:

Introduction
Architecture, Performance, and Games
Design Patterns Revisited
Command
Flyweight
Observer
Prototype
Singleton
State
Sequencing Patterns
Double Buffer
Game Loop
Update Method
Behavioral Patterns
Bytecode
Subclass Sandbox
Type Object
Decoupling Patterns
Component
Event Queue
Service Locator
Optimization Patterns
Data Locality
Dirty Flag
Object Pool
Spatial Partition

Looks quite Promising!

WebGL version of Bejeweled by PopCap

WebGL is the newest technology for rendering 2D and 3D graphics via JavaScript without the use of plugins. Although relatively new and besides the assortment of the demos that can be found around the net. PopCap has released their popular Bejeweled free for play, written in WebGL, check that out here.