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Lumberyard, Lua, Corona Projects Update

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 12, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Game Development, Lua, Lumberyard |

We have been working on serveral major projects at Burtons Media Group. We thought we would take a moment and provide an update on individual status of the projects: Amazon Lumberyard Game Development Fundamentals: Space Explorer The textbook is mostly complete with the exception of the final chapter where we cover visual scripting. We are […]

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Why switch to Amazon Lumberyard?

Posted by Dr. Burton on April 28, 2017 in Cloud Computing, Game Development, Lumberyard, Mobile |

  Recently I was asked why I had selected Amazon Lumberyard over Unity, Unreal or other 3D game engines.   There are several reasons I chose to go with Lumberyard. Cost: Unity: I had been using/teaching Unity for years (I was one of the recipients of the Unity Education Grant in 2010).  It is fairly […]

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Learning Lua Scripting- Part 5 – Math and Math Library

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 15, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Lumberyard, Tutorials |

In this Learning Lua Scripting tutorial we will examine how to use the Lua Math Library. Lua has the basic math operations that you would expect to find in a modern scripting language. ^ – exponential * – multiplication / – division % – modulus or modulo + – addition – – subtraction or unary […]

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Learning Lua Scripting – Part 3: Variables

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 14, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Lumberyard, Tutorials |

Part 3 of our tutorial series on the Lua scripting language.  In this tutorial we explore the variable system in Lua. Lua uses an untyped variable declaration system.  That means that you do not need to decide on what type a variable is, just declare it with the keyword local. Lua variables can store nil, […]

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Learning Lua Scripting – Part 2: Print and Comments

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 14, 2017 in Amazon Lumberyard, Corona, Lua, Lumberyard, Tutorials |

In this Learning Lua Scripting tutorial, we will cover the use of print for displaying information to the console and how to comment a line. Tutorial While I go into a much longer explanation in the video, here is the least you need to know: Using print, you can easily see where you are at […]

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Learning Lua

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 1, 2016 in Corona, Lumberyard, Mobile, Tutorials |

The Lua scripting language has been rapidly gaining in popularity over the last several years.  It is now the core of many popular tools including (but not limited to) Corona SDK, Amazon Lumberyard,  Autodesk Stingray, and WoW. As I have been preparing for my classes, I recognized that a series of tutorials in the Lua […]

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8 Game Engines for your Next Project

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 27, 2016 in Corona, Game Development, Lumberyard, Mobile, Unity3D |

So you want to make that killer game ?!  If you want to jump into making the game, then you don’t want to spend time writing the engine (rendering, physics, sound, etc).  Here are a few top picks in game engines: Cocos2D Cocos2D is an open source (free) engine (LGPL MIT license) available for developing […]

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New Books Coming Soon!!

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 27, 2016 in Cloud Computing, Corona, Education, Game Development, Lumberyard, Mobile |

We have been working on several new textbooks here a Burtons Media Group. Isometric Game Development with Corona SDK (tentative title) is a new, intermediate level book that shows how to create isometric-style games using the Corona SDK.   Game Development Fundamentals: Lumberyard & Blender (tentative title) is a new series on developing games using Amazon […]

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Mobile Game Engines for iPhone, iPad, Android and Desktop

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 16, 2010 in Android, Corona, Game Development, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Lumberyard, Mobile, Unity3D |

So you want to make that killer game ?!  If you want to jump into making the game, then you don’t want to spend time writing the engine (rendering, physics, sound, etc).  Here are a few top picks in game engines: Cocos2D Cocos2D is an open source (free) engine (LGPL MIT license) available for developing […]

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