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13. May 2019


Another Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, this one is the Humble Book Bundle: Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning by Packt bundle.  This is a collection of e-books (and 3 videos) in mobi, epub and PDF formats around the topics of AI and machine learning from the publisher Packt.  As always, the Humble Bundle is broken up into tiers, where you get all of the books at and below the current tier you purchased.

The tiers in this bundle are:


1$

  • Machine Learning For Mobile
  • Python Deep Learning
  • Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming
  • Python Machine Learning By Example
  • Mathematical Foundations for AI and Machine Learning

8$

  • Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with Python
  • Hands-On Artificial Intelligence for IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence by Example
  • Hands-On Machine Learning for Algorithmic Trading
  • Python Machine Learning Cookbook
  • Deep Learning with PyTorch
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence Projects with Python
  • Hands-On Python Deep Learning

15$

  • Deep Learning for Computer Vision
  • Natural Language Processing with TensorFlow
  • Advanced Deep Learning with Keras
  • Mastering Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On
  • Deep Learning with TensorFLow
  • Hands-On Transfer Learning with Python
  • Hands-On Deep Learning for Games
  • Python Deep Learning Projects
  • Deep Learning Architecture for Building Artificial Neural Networks (Video)
  • AI For Finance (Video)
  • The Complete Machine Learning Course with Python (Video)


As with all Humble Bundles, you can decide how your money is allocated, between the publisher, charity, Humble and even help support GFS (thanks!)  The bundle is available here or learn more in the video below.

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8. May 2019


Humble Bundle are running another bundle of interest to game developers… this time, for the writers among us.  The Write like a Writer bundle is a collection of e-books about all facets of writing from the publisher Adams Media.  As always, the bundle is organized into tiers.  If you buy a tier you get all the books at that price point and all tiers below it.

The tiers of this bundle include:

1$ Tier

Script Tease

The Tao of Writing

Write.  10 Days to Overcome Writer’s Block

Grammar Sucks

Screen-Writing

A Cup of Comfort for Writers

The Everything Guide to Writing a Book Proposal

The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

A Writer’s Space

8$ Tier

The Call of the Writer’s Craft

The Everything Creative Writing Book

The Everything Guide To Writing Children’s Books

Write that Book Already

The Everything Improve Your Writing Book

Screenwriting in the Land of OZ

15$ Tier 

Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Plot Whisperer

1-Minute Writer

The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need

The Plot Whisperer Book of Writing Prompts

Hire Me, Hollywood!

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists

The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Screen Writers

1001 Letters for All Occasions

The Everything Guide to Comedy Writing

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel


Wow… that is a lot of books on books!  Buying this bundle also helps supporting charity, NCAC and First Book are the selected charities for this bundle.  In addition you can also direct some of the proceeds to support GFS, in which case, thank you!


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29. April 2019


There is another Humble Bundle of interest to developers, especially those interested in learning or using the Python programming language.  The Humble Book Bundle: Python by O'Reilly is a collection of Python programming books from O’Reilly press, generally one of the best publishers out there.  As always the bundle is structured into tiers.  The current tiers are:

1$

  • Introducing Python
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to Python
  • Elegant SciPy
  • Natural Language Processing with Python

8$

  • Think Python
  • Think Bayes
  • Python Data Science Handbook
  • Thoughtful Machine Learning with Python

15$

  • Fluent Python
  • Web Scraping with Python
  • Test-Driven Development With Python
  • Flask Web Development
  • Twisted Networking Programming Essentials


You can decide how you funds are allocated, split between the publisher, Humble, this channel (thanks!) and charity, including Code For America and appropriately enough the Python Software Foundation.  The bundle can be had here and expires in 14 days (@May 12th/2019).

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3. April 2019

 

Humble are currently running two new bundles of interest to game developers.  The first is the Humble 8-Bit Pixel Game Dev Bundle and the second is Humble Book Bundle: Classic Video Games by Boss Fight Books.  They are also still currently running the Humble Microsoft.NET bundle if you are a C# developer in need of books… Humble sure do a lot of developer targeted bundles these days.

The first bundle, the 8-Bit Pixel bundle is a collection of game development ready graphics from the Game Dev Marketplace, containing 8/16bit style graphics and sounds.  You can read the Humble License here and the Game Dev Marketplace license here.  I will detail the contents of this bundle by tier below.

The second bundle is described as:

Boss Fight Books publishes nonfiction documentary-style books about classic video games like EarthBound, Metal Gear Solid, and Shadow of the Colossus! Collected here for the first time in one bundle, each ebook takes a critical, historical, and personal look at a single game.

All of the books are available in PDF, MOBI and EPUB formats. 

 

Details of the 8-bit bundle by tier:

1$ Tier

Fantasy Enemy Creatures

Pixelart Game Backgrounds

Super Pixel Objects and Items

Food and Kitchenware Pixel Art Icons

Textures

Golden Coin, Rotate Sequence

World Map Pixel Art Tileset

Game Collectable Pack Pixelart

Will’s Magic Pixel Particle Effects

Deep Forest 16 Colour Tileset

Pixel House Set

8Bit Retro Game SFX

14$ Tier

Arcade Item Pack

Cyber Punk Shooter

Pixel Art Spaceships for SHMUP

Pixel Side-Scroller Spaceships

Pixel Art Bedroom Kit

Pixel Art Tileset Collection

Adenture Package

Pixel Font Pack

Fantasy Platformer Pixelart Props

Zombie Survival

Valiant Knight Pixel Art Character

25$ Tier

Pure 8Bit Magic

Pixel Art Farm Kit

8Bit SFX Pack

Zombie Package

Pixel Game Kit

Pixel Art Game Kit (separate from above)

Customizable Pixel Art Character Kit

Fantasy Medieval

Tiny RPG Dungeon

8Bit Tunes 8pack

Pixel Art Sci-Fi Space Station

Pixel Art Forest Kit

Fantasy Forest Pixel Art Tileset

Music Loops for 8Bit Games

Space Package

Simple Pirate Character

Zombie Characters

Simple Medieval Characters

 

When purchasing a humble bundle, you are able to decide how your money is allocated, between humble, publisher, charity and if you choose (and thanks if you do!) to support GFS.  Watch the video below for more details of the bundles.

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1. April 2019


Humble are running another bundle of interest to game developers, especially C# developers.  It’s the Humble Microsoft & .NET Bundle by APress which contains 3 tiers of programming books, many about C# but all about Microsoft .NET technologies.  As with all Humble Bundles (including the ongoing Coder’s Bookshelf bundle) it contains multiple tiers of books with proceeds split between Humble, the publisher, charity and potentially GFS (thanks!) at your discretion.  If you buy a tier, you get all of the books below that tier.

This Bundle consists of:

$1 Tier

C# 7 Quick Syntax Reference

Visual Studio Code Distilled

Microsoft Computer Vision APIs Distilled

Beginning Xamarin Development for the Mac

Modern API Design with ASP.NET Core 2


$8 Tier

Cosmos DB for MongoDB Developers

Modern Data Access with Entity Framework Core

Azure and Xamarin Forms

Beginning Entity Framework Core 2.0

Developing Bots with Microsoft Bots Framework

Essential Docker for ASP.NET Core MVC

Pro C# 7


$15 Tier

Hardening Azure Applications

Beginning XML with C# 7

Modern Algorithms for Image Processing

Xamarin.Forms Solutions

Deep Learning with Azure

IoT, AI and Blockchain for .NET

Practical Bot Development

Introducing Microsoft Teams


You can grab the bundle here or learn more in the video below.

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