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

1st Edition

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Craig Caldwell
May 24, 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 include...

Procedural Generation in Game Design

1st Edition

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Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams
June 1, 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 c...

Narrative Tactics for Mobile and Social Games: Pocket-Sized Storytelling

1st Edition

Toiya Kristen Finley
September 12, 2018

Despite its significant growth over the past five years, the mobile and social videogame industry is still maturing at a rapid rate. Due to various storage and visual and sound asset restrictions, mobile and social gaming must have innovative storytelling techniques. Narrative Tactics grants...

Game of X v.2: The Long Road to Xbox

1st Edition

Rusel DeMaria
September 11, 2018

Game of X v.2 is the story that leads up to Xbox. It is a story of DOS games, Microsoft culture, the crazy stories around the development and promotion of DirectX and the graphics standards that were required for Xbox to happen. Stories based on dozens of interviews include a colorful cast of...

Game of X v.1: Xbox

1st Edition

Rusel DeMaria
September 11, 2018

Based on 48 interviews and years of research, Game of X v.1: Xbox tells the many stories of Microsoft’s unlikely entry into the game console business. In addition to the personal insights of the key players in the story, Game of X includes many previously unreleased documents that show what was...

Reverse Design: Super Mario World

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
September 10, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic games. This is the third installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Super Mario World. Written in a readable format; this game breaks down nicely into relatively short, separate sections. Reverse Design:...

Reverse Design: Half-Life

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
September 10, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the fourth installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Half Life. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into six sections examining some of the most important topics to the...

Reverse Design: Chrono Trigger

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
September 10, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the second installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Chrono Trigger. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into four sections examining some of the most important topics...

Reverse Design: Final Fantasy VI

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
September 04, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the first installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Final Fantasy VI. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into six sections examining some of the most important topics...

Reverse Design: Diablo II

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
August 28, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the sixth installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Diablo II. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into three sections examining three topics important to the game:...

Reverse Design: Final Fantasy VII

1st Edition

Patrick Holleman
August 28, 2018

The Reverse Design series looks at all of the design decisions that went into classic video games. This is the fifth installment in the Reverse Design series, looking at Final Fantasy VII. Written in a readable format, it is broken down into eight sections examining some of the most important...

Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Tracy Fullerton
August 27, 2018

Game Design Workshop is a truly great book, and has become, in my opinion, the de facto standard text for beginner- to intermediate-level game design education. This updated new edition is extremely relevant, useful and inspiring to all kinds of game designers. —  Richard Lemarchand, Interactive...

Game Engine Architecture, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jason Gregory
August 17, 2018

In this new and improved third edition of the highly popular Game Engine Architecture, Jason Gregory draws on his nearly two decades of experience at Midway, Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog to present both the theory and practice of game engine software development. In this book, the broad range of...

Educational Game Design Fundamentals: A Journey to Creating Intrinsically Motivating Learning Experiences

1st Edition

George Kalmpourtzis
July 06, 2018

Can we learn through play? Can we really play while learning? Of course! But how?! We all learn and educate others in our own unique ways. Successful educational games adapt to the particular learning needs of their players and facilitate the learning objectives of their designers. Educational...

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