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Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games

Heidi McDonald
November 14, 2017

Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games. Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining "the gaze"...

How to Cheat in Adobe Animate CC

Myra Ferguson, Chris Georgenes
November 13, 2017

Would you rather take months to learn every tool, every feature, and every concept in Adobe Animate or start right now making your own creations with just a few steps? Myra Ferguson is teaming up with Chris Georgenes to help you create great animation, bring objects to life with cool motion effects...

Punk Playthings: Provocations for 21st Century Game Makers

Sean Taylor, Chris Lowthorpe
November 10, 2017

Punk Playthings is an antidote to complacency and orthodoxy. Packed with probes and provocations that explore game making through fresh lenses for uncertain times, it challenges gaming monoculture by constructing a trading space for ideas and learning from across domains and cultures. Punk...

Situational Game Design

Brian Upton
October 31, 2017

Situational Design lays out a new methodology for designing and critiquing videogames. While most game design books focus on games as formal systems, Situational Design concentrates squarely on player experience. It looks at how playfulness is not a property of a game considered in isolation, but...

Game Programming for Artists

Jarryd Huntley, Hanna Brady
September 25, 2017

Game Programming for Artists provides a foundation for artists and creatives to jumpstart learning to program their own games. It is an accessible and conversational guide focused on three areas: basic programming, understanding game engines, and practical code for commonly employed game systems....

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fourth Edition

John M. Blain
September 21, 2017

Blender is a free and open source graphics program for computer modeling and animation incorporating Photorealstic Rendering, Realistic Materials, Character Rigging, Sculpting, UV Unwrapping, Compositing, Simulation, Camera and Object Tracking, Game Creation and Video Editing. The program is...

The Gamer's Brain: How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design

Celia Hodent
August 14, 2017

Making a successful video game is hard. Even games that are successful at launch may fail to engage and retain players in the long term due to issues with the user experience (UX) that they are delivering. The game user experience accounts for the whole experience players have with a video game,...

Game AI Pro 3: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals

Steve Rabin
June 22, 2017

Game AI Pro3: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals presents state-of-the-art tips, tricks, and techniques drawn from developers of shipped commercial games as well as some of the best-known academics in the field. This book acts as a toolbox of proven techniques coupled with the newest...

Procedural Generation in Game Design

Tanya Short, Tarn Adams
June 07, 2017

Making a game can be an intensive process, and if not planned accurately can easily run over budget. The use of procedural generation in game design can help with the intricate and multifarious aspects of game development; thus facilitating cost reduction. This form of development enables games to...

Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

Jeff W Murray
June 06, 2017

This book takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR libraries, the book and its example code is compatible with the main virtual reality head mounted displays currently available. The book also takes a look at...

Story Structure and Development: A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

Craig Caldwell
May 30, 2017

Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes...

How to Cheat in Blender 2.7x

Alan Thorn
May 03, 2017

Blender is a vast and customizable 3D-modeling application used by many artists across creative industries, from television to games. This newest book, in Alan Thorn’s How to Cheat series, offers insightful and bite-sized power-tips to help you develop Blender mastery. More than five hundred...

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