Godot Engine Game Development Projects is not only one of the best Godot books you can buy, it may be the best game development book out there bar none. Unlike many other books, it doesn’t start by teaching you about the API or performing simple actions. Instead, Chris Bradfield jumps straight into coding complete game projects, 5 in total, with ample source code
Author Marijo Trkulja makes a good effort here with GD Script: Godot 3.1 game engine. It’s noticeable that English is not a first language for the author, and there were some odd sentences here and there, but overall I found value in the book. Held within are numerous code samples, you can think of the text like a cookbook, and the code did
Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours is a fine introduction to the Godot game engine, and quite an extensive look at the software. The book is 432 pages, and there is a wealth of information contained here. I’ve just started working with Godot myself, so much of the material was new, but it was explained clearly so anyone can understand. If you
Linux Command Line by David A. Williams is another seemingly self-published Kindle book, and I am finding these to be a hit or miss. While the author does a decent job of explaining how Linux works, there were many careless errors in the code samples and some odd use of the English language. Granted it was a short read, and cheap at that,
While Josh Thompsons’ Linux For Beginners Guide, at first, looks like it may be yet another self-published Kindle book, it’s actually pretty good quality once you get into it. The book is not very long, and can probably be finished in an hour or two. The material covered is on the easier side, good for a beginner’s book, and the explanations are adequate.
Linux Command Line by Travis Booth is an okay introduction to Linux but all the errors and mistakes make it a confusing read. That said, I did learn a few tricks, like how to search for files or programs from the command line, so the short book was somewhat worthwhile. I also got it on my Amazon Unlimited plan, so it did not
Author William Shotts has done an amazing job with The Linux Command Line. I’ll admit I’m something of a Linux newbie, but I feel like I have learned so much from reading this book. The text is complex, yet approachable, and teaches lots of handy command line tips without being tied to a specific distro (though there is some brief discussion regarding packaging
Sams has always published solid content, and this book does not disappoint. In fact, I think one of the first game development books I read some 20 odd years ago was from Sams. This text on Unreal Engine 4 is comprehensive and worth reading (even if it is a few years old). Here the authors cover many important topics, like installing Unreal, working
Rachel Cordone’s Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Quick Start Guide is the perfect book for people with some programming chops, or users of other engines (like Unity), that want to get up to speed quickly with Unreal. I really liked how the author does not waste time explaining basic things (like what functions or variables are) and jumps to the practical steps for
This is the second book in the new game engine development series by acclaimed author and engine developer, Eric Lengyel. Though it is not strictly necessary to read in order, it is basically one book cut into sections, so you may want to get the first one, as well as the upcoming continuations of the series, to get the most out of it.