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Game Programming Using Qt: Beginner's Guide

By : Lorenz Haas, Witold Wysota, Witold Wysota, Lorenz Haas
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Game Programming Using Qt: Beginner's Guide

By: Lorenz Haas, Witold Wysota, Witold Wysota, Lorenz Haas

Overview of this book

Qt is the leading cross-platform toolkit for all significant desktop, mobile, and embedded platforms and is becoming more popular by the day, especially on mobile and embedded devices. Despite its simplicity, it's a powerful tool that perfectly fits game developers’ needs. Using Qt and Qt Quick, it is easy to build fun games or shiny user interfaces. You only need to create your game once and deploy it on all major platforms like iOS, Android, and WinRT without changing a single source file. The book begins with a brief introduction to creating an application and preparing a working environment for both desktop and mobile platforms. It then dives deeper into the basics of creating graphical interfaces and Qt core concepts of data processing and display before you try creating a game. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn to enrich your games by implementing network connectivity and employing scripting. We then delve into Qt Quick, OpenGL, and various other tools to add game logic, design animation, add game physics, and build astonishing UI for the games. Towards the final chapters, you’ll learn to exploit mobile device features such as accelerators and sensors to build engaging user experiences. If you are planning to learn about Qt and its associated toolsets to build apps and games, this book is a must have.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Game Programming Using Qt
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Time for action – a simple quiz game

To introduce you to the main usage of QRegularExpression, let's imagine this game: a photo, showing an object, is shown to multiple players and each of them has to estimate the object's weight. The player whose estimate is closest to the actual weight wins. The estimates will be submitted via QLineEdit. Since you can write anything in a line edit, we have to make sure that the content is valid.

So what does valid mean? In this example, we define that a value between 1 g and 999 kg is valid. Knowing this specification, we can construct a regular expression that will verify the format. The first part of the text is a number, which can be between 1 and 999. Thus, the corresponding pattern looks like [1-9][0-9]{0,2}, where [1-9] allows—and demands—exactly one digit, except zero, which is optionally followed by up to two digits including zero. This is expressed through [0-9]{0,2}. The last part of the input is the weight's unit. With a pattern such as (mg|g...