PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS teaches Visual Basic Express programming concepts while providing detailed step-by-step instructions for building many fun games. The tutorial is appropriate for teens and adults. The games built are n-violent and teach logical thinking skills. To grasp the concepts presented in PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS, you should possess a working kwledge of Windows and have had some exposure to Visual BASIC Express programming (or some other programming language). We offer two beginning programming tutorials (VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR KIDS and BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS) that would help you gain this needed exposure. PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS explains (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Express game project. The book includes over 700 pages of FULL-COLOR self-study tes. Students learn about project design, the Visual BASIC Express toolbox, many elements of the Visual Basic language, and how to debug and distribute finished projects. Game skills learned include handling multiple players, scoring, graphics, animation, and sounds. The game projects built include, in increasing complexity: Safecracker - Decipher a secret combination using clues from the computer. Tic Tac Toe - The classic game - one of the first programmed by Bill Gates! Match Game - Find matching pairs of hidden photos - use your own photos! Pizza Delivery - A business simulation where you manage a small pizza shop for a night. Moon Landing - Land a module on the surface of the moon. Leap Frog - A fun arcade game where you get a frog through traffic and across a raging river. PROGRAMMING GAMES WITH VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS requires either the Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system, and Visual Basic 2012 Express. The Visual Basic source code and all needed multimedia files are available for download from the publisher's website (www.kidwaresoftware.com) after you register the book.