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14. October 2019


Humble are running another Bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Developing Your Own Games by Springer bundle.  A massive collection of e-books by APress covering a huge number of game engines and technologies.  As always it is broken into tiers, if you buy a higher value tier you get all of the lower value tiers below it as well.

The tiers of this bundle consist of:

1$

  • Java Game Development with LibGDX
  • Beginning Swift Games Development for iOS
  • Learn Unity for Android Game Development
  • Practical Video Game Bots
  • Developing Games on The Raspberry Pi
  • Developing Turn-Based Multiplayer Games
  • Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development

8$

  • Mostly Codeless Game Development
  • Learn Unity for Windows 10 Game Development
  • The Advanced Game Developer’s Toolkit
  • Pro Java 9 Games Development
  • Building Games with Ethereum Smart Contracts
  • Essential TypeScript
  • Practical GameMaker Studio
  • Physically Based Shader Development for Unity 2017

15$

  • Developing 2D Games with Unity
  • Program Arcade Games
  • Beginning Android Games
  • Let’s Build a Multiplayer Phaser Game
  • Beginning iOS AR Game Development
  • Game Development with Construct 2
  • Understanding Game Application Development
  • Pro HTML5 Games
  • Introducing JavaScript Game Development
  • GameMaker Studio 100 Programming Challenges


As always with Humble you can decide how your money is allocated, between the publisher, Humble, charity or if you so choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch by using this link.  Learn more about the bundle in the video below.

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7. October 2019


There is another Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Computer Productivity & Coding by Mercury Learning.  Be aware, a few of the books in this bundle were offered in this previous bundle!  As always Humble Bundles are organized into tiers.  If you purchase a higher dollar value tier, you get all of the lower price tiers below it. 

The tiers in this bundle are:

1$ Tier

  • C Programming
  • Cloud Computing Basics
  • Game Development Using Python
  • Multimedia Web Design
  • HDL with Digital Design
  • Microsoft Office 2013/365 and Beyond
  • Basic Electronics Video Tutorials (VIDEO)


8$ Tier

  • 3D Printing
  • Photoshop Photo Restoration Video Tutorials (VIDEO)
  • MS Excel 2016
  • Artificial Intelligence in the 21st Century 2nd Edition
  • Autodesk Revit 2020 Architecture
  • Software Testing
  • SVG Programming Video Tutorials (VIDEO)
  • AutoCAD 2019 Beginning and Intermediate
  • AutoCAD 2020 3D Modeling


15$ Tier

  • Data Cleaning
  • Python 3
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 Programming with VBA, XML and ASP
  • Classic Game Design 2nd Edition
  • HTML5 Video Tutorials (VIDEO)
  • Excel Functions and Formulas 5th Edition
  • Embedded Vision
  • Tensorflow 2
  • 3D Game Programming with DirectX 12


As always with Humble Bundles, you can design how your money is allocated, between Humble, the publisher, charity or if you wish (and thanks if you do!) support GameFromScratch using this link.  Check out the video below for more details on the bundle.

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30. September 2019


While not strictly about game development, Humble are running a ebook bundle of Unix and Linux Books by O’Reilly Press.  As always the bundle is broken into tiers, where if you buy a higher dollar tier, you get all of theirs below it.

The tiers of this bundle include the following books:

1$ Tier

  • Shell Scripting
  • Linux Device Drivers
  • Regular Expressions
  • Grep
  • GNU Emacs
  • UNIX Power Tools

8$ Tier

  • Learning the bash Shell
  • vi and Vim Editors
  • Linux in a Nutshell
  • sed & Awk

15$ Tier

  • bash Cookbook
  • Linux System Programming
  • Regular Expressions
  • Effective awk Programming
  • Linux Pocket Guide

As with all Humble Bundles, you can decide how your money is allocated.  If you use this link you can direct it towards the publisher, Humble, Charity or if you so choose GFS (and thanks if you do!).

No video for this bundle as it’s a bit far to far from game development (although would certainly be useful for server programming as an example), also in an attempt to prevent Humble burnout! ;)

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19. August 2019


A new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, specifically Python programmers.  This one is the Humble Book Bundle: Python Programming by No Starch Press, a collection of programming books on a variety of Python related topics.  If you regularly purchase Humble Bundles, be aware some of these books were part of this earlier No Starch bundle.

As always the bundles are arranged into tiers, where if you purchase a higher value tier, you get all of the lower tiers as well.  The tiers in this bundle are:

1$ Tier

  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
  • Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python
  • Black Hat Python
  • Python For Kids
  • Code Craft

8$ Tier

  • Cracking Codes with Python
  • Doing Math with Python
  • Gray Hat Python
  • Python Playground
  • Teach Your Kids to Code

15$ Tier

  • Serious Python
  • Impractical Python Projects
  • Math Adventures with Python
  • Mission Python


You get to decide how your purchase funds are allocated, split between the publisher, humble, charity or if you choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch using this link.  If you are interested in checking out Python for game development, be sure to check out or Python GameDev post.

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5. August 2019


Humble are running another e-book/video bundle of interest to developers, this one is the Humble Book Bundle: Coding & App Development by Packt.  It is a collection of books and training videos on a broad variety of application development topics from iOS and Android development, to Dart, React and Node.js.  As always it is split into tiers, those tiers are:

1$ Tier

  • Locked content Architecting Modern Java EE Applications
  • Learn Qt 5
  • Learning jQuery 3
  • Learn Flutter and Dart to Build iOS and Android Apps (VIDEO)
  • Real-World iOS Projects (VIDEO)

8$ Tier

  • Mastering iOS 12 Programming
  • Android 9 Development Cookbook
  • ASP.NET Core 2 and Angular 5
  • Node.js Design Patterns (VIDEO)
  • Hands-On Full Stack Development with Spring Boot 2.0 and React
  • Universal JavaScript with React, Node and Redux (VIDEO)
  • Develop Advanced Cross Platform Apps Using Xamarin Forms and XAML (VIDEO)
  • Hands-On Full Stack Web Development With Angular 6 and Laravel 5

15$ Tier

  • Angular 6 for Enterprise-Ready Web Applications
  • React and React Native
  • Android Programming For Beginners
  • Vue.js Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • Wordpress 5 Complete
  • Spring 5 Design Patterns
  • Mastering Xamarin UI Development
  • React Design Patterns and Best Practices
  • React Native Cookbook
  • Learning Node.js Development
  • Django 2 Web Development Cookbook
  • Hands-On Web Development with Vue.js (VIDEO)


Buying a higher dollar tier will entitle you to all the lower priced tiers as well.  When your purchase a Humble Bundle, you get to decide how your money is allocated, between Humble, the Publisher, charity and if you should choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GameFromScratch.  The Bundle is available here.  Check out the video below for more details on the contents of the bundle.

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