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This is a physical hardcover book. Start from the beginning by getting your computer ready for coding. You can use a desktop or laptop computer running Windows or Linux, or…

This is a downloadable PDF eBook. Start from the beginning by getting your computer ready for coding. You can use a desktop or laptop computer running Windows or Linux, or…

This book is published directly by Take Up Code to help you learn how to code. See the offer below to learn how to get the $35 eBook version for FREE!

It’s the culmination of years of in-person classes and decades of experience. Follow along from the very beginning, get your computer ready for coding, learn the fundamental skills as needed, and then jump into a large project to build a text-based game. You can choose to buy and download the eBook or buy and ship the physical hardcover book.

All this will work on any computer and operating system. It helps if your computer is a 64-bit computer which almost all have been since about 2010. You’ll want to avoid Chromebooks because they’re more like a tablet than a computer. Speaking of which, you do need a computer. A phone or tablet will not work. Sure, you can read the eBook on those devices. But you won’t be able to code without a real computer or laptop.

So if you have a Mac, then you can follow along. A PC running Linux? No problem. Windows? Sure.

Don’t let the idea of working on a large project scare you either. We’ll start out with an empty project and slowly build it up. You get to see everything. Even my mistakes! Hey, those are just as valuable to learn from as anything else. This is all in the same style as you’ll find on the Take Up Code podcast. The book is concise but covers a lot.

New eBook and offer for The C++ Game Starter Template System

Front cover of eBook The C++ Game Starter Template System

If you’re looking for an easy way to create your own simple text-based games, then check out The C++ Game Starter Template System below for just $7. This is a 77 page eBook that describes a set of starter files that can be easily modified to make your own games. The eBook describes how the template works and you get the full description of two bonus sample games that each show you exactly how to create your own games.

Once you get The C++ Game Starter Template System, you’ll have the opportunity after checkout to buy the hardcover book “How to Code C++ From a Simple Idea To a Game You’ll Understand!” and get the eBook version for FREE. This offer is only available through The C++ Game Starter Template System.

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