AppGameKit Official Beginners Guide


Although AppGameKit comes with online help and documentation, this book will lead you step-by-step through a series of lessons and activities from a simple guessing game to a fully functioning, interactive video game.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a smaller version of the Official Tutorial Guide.

Begin your coding journey. It's a journey that will take you from absolute coding novice to a skilled computer programmer. Along the way, you'll discover the fundamental ideas behind programming and the experience the awesome power of AppGameKit.

The Beginners guide excludes chapters on:

  • Sync() and Images
  • Text Resources
  • Particles
  • Advanced Sprites
  • Screen Handling
  • User Input - 2

You'll learn the basic ideas of software design, program coding and testing. And if you need a little extra help, there is a complete set of solutions for every activity.

You will discover how to create sprites, produce animations, play video, add sound effects and control your on-screen characters - all with only a few lines of code.

Thanks to AppGameKit, you can run your programs on almost any device (PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, or any Android device) without having to change a single line of your code!

The Beginner's Guide includes sections on:

  • Algorithms
  • Background Intel
  • Starting AGK2 BASIC
  • Data
  • Selection
  • Iteration and Debugging
  • A First Look at Resources
  • Spot the Difference Game
  • User-Defined Functions
  • String and Maths Functions
  • Arrays
  • Records and Bit Operators
  • File Handling
  • Multimedia Resources
  • User Input
  • Program Structure Templates
  • Sprite Movement
  • Sprite Animation
  • Creating Games

The guide was written and designed by Alistair Stewart, author of Digital Skills. He has many years of experience creating educational material to help anyone learn how to program computers. Alistair created the highly respected "Hands On" books that cover many different languages.