Game Development Principles is the ideal how-to reference covering the theory and concepts of game development - the fundamentals that all game developers need to know. Cutting through the typical industry jargon and demystifying the sometimes confusing and intimidating development industry, this book eases the path for new and aspiring developers. Through clear explanations and helpful examples, veteran developer Alan Thorn dispels the fog, shedding light on those topics that matter most. Each chapter focuses on a key set of development concepts, including technical topics such as gamma correction and color adjustment, and graphics topics such as materials, textures, and more. Through a variety of illustrations, case studies, and examples, all your questions about development fundamentals will be answered in a friendly, easy-to-grasp way. And you'll finish Game Development Principles with a clear and confident understanding of game development's core concepts.