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SDL Game Development

By : Shaun Mitchell
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Book Image

SDL Game Development

5 (1)
By: Shaun Mitchell

Overview of this book

SDL 2.0 is the latest release of the popular Simple DirectMedia Layer API, which is designed to make life easier for C++ developers, allowing you simple low-level access to various multiplatform audio, graphics, and input devices.SDL Game Development guides you through creating your first 2D game using SDL and C++. It takes a clear and practical approach to SDL game development, ensuring that the focus remains on creating awesome games.Starting with the installation and setup of SDL, you will quickly become familiar with useful SDL features, covering sprites, state management, and OOP, leading to a reusable framework that is extendable for your own games. SDL Game Development culminates in the development of two exciting action games that utilize the created framework along with tips to improve the framework.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
SDL Game Development
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 2. Drawing in SDL

Graphics are very important to games and they can also be one of the main performance bottlenecks if not handled correctly. With SDL 2.0 we can really take advantage of the GPU when rendering, which gives us a real boost in terms of the speed of rendering.

In this chapter we will cover:

  • The basics of drawing with SDL

  • Source and destination rectangles

  • Loading and displaying textures

  • Using the SDL_image extension