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Video Game Programming for Kids Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-04-21 
Review Score: 3 out of 5 star From 21 user ratings
ISBN:B00B7RE998
LANGUAGE:English

"This book actually discussed programming in a language appropriate to ten-year-olds. I purchased this book as a gift for my ten-year-old grandson. He has gotten so good at one video game he was asked to beta-test another version. I thought he might enjoy trying to write his own." said.

"Is this a nostalgic trip into the BASIC of the 80's? Sure.
However, this really is nothing more than a teasing appetizer into the world of video game programming. After reading this book, and maybe even making a game or two of your own, (please go to the QB64 WIKI and get some real instructions!)I would recommend jumping ship and learning a more current language.
The book is loaded with programs that are easily typed into QB64 and run, but the sprite in the ointment for me is the fact that some games are glitchy.
The game "Backpack Attack" never ends. The word AHHHH! keeps floating around getting the backpack for you as you press the arrow keys.
The "Super" game is not so much. The author even states that there will be return fire from the subs and boat. I guess he is waiting for you to write that in for yourself.

Aside from that, the programs go in quickly and are easily understood.
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"Needs colors. Need something to grab the attention of kids. The layout is written words on a paper which reads like a novel. Kids nowadays need something to break the monotony of words which illustrate indelibly." said.

"My grandson sent me thanks for this book, without mom having to tell him. So he must have really loved it." said.

"This is a good book for teaching computer coding concepts to kids. We checked it out from the library for an independent learning school project last year (3rd) and he (well, we) created a simple computer game. He has just requested to get the book again so that's saying something! I reminded him how much attention to detail it requires to write code but will definitely get it for him again!" said.

"I bought this book for my grandson for Christmas. He posted a website he had been visiting that allowed him to try to learn computer game coding. I knew he would love this book. What I felt was really good it gives images of screen displays for his code and how it should look." said.

"I loved it so much that I bought another for their cousins. Spark the imagination and get with the technology. Kids are so lucky today to have such information available to them." said.

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