Adventures with the Atari. (book reviews)
An interesting new book is Jack Hardy's Adventures with the Atari published by Reston. no, this is not a book about getting a software to run on the XL machines. instead, it is a book about writing adventure games in three different programming languages: Pilot, Microsoft Basic, and Atari 8K Basic. Hardy gets you started designing and writing your own adventure games by including numerous examples of techniques and several complete games.
A systematic approach to adventure game writing is stressed, and the following subjects are covered: the game scenario, the objects, the map, the flowchart, keying the program, and play testing the game. Although this book is not for beginners, if you have an interest in adventure games you might want to check it out. $14.95 in paperback.
Review Grade: B+