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Game Engine Architecture, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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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 ...

Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained

1st Edition

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Jonathan Cooper
January 25, 2019

What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining e...

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

4th Edition

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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, Interacti...

An Introduction to GameGuru

1st Edition

Michael Matthew Messina
August 02, 2019

GameGuru is an entry-level engine designed to be easy to use as well as being extremely accessible for the user. This book gives users the information needed to access the full depth of features available in the program. Details on how to perform more complex tasks are not found easily anywhere...

Doing Things with Games: Social Impact Through Play

1st Edition

Lindsay D. Grace
July 16, 2019

The book provides a contemporary foundation in designing social impact games. It is structured in 3 parts: understanding, application, and implementation. The book serves as a guide to designing social impact games, particularly focused on the needs of, media professionals, indie game designers and...

Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms

1st Edition

Geoffrey Engelstein, Isaac Shalev
July 11, 2019

Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design: An Encyclopedia of Mechanisms compiles hundreds of different mechanisms, organized by category. Each has a description of how it works, discussion of its pros and cons, how it can be implemented, and examples of specific games that use it. Building Blocks...

We Deserve Better Villains: A Video Game Design Survival Guide

1st Edition

Jai Kristjan
June 28, 2019

We Deserve Better Villains is a highly accessible how-to guide for video game designers no matter what level of experience to understand what is needed to be successful in the development cycle of any video game from concept to supporting the game live. Each chapter outlines a period in a video...

VR Developer Gems

1st Edition

William R. Sherman
June 26, 2019

This book takes the practicality of other "Gems" series such as "Graphics Gems" and "Game Programming Gems" and provide a quick reference for novice and expert programmers alike to swiftly track down a solution to a task needed for their VR project. Reading the book from cover to cover is not the...

Holistic Game Development with Unity 3e: An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming

3rd Edition

Penny de Byl
June 26, 2019

Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity. Reworked for C# and Unity 2018 & 2019, and bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the...

Architectural Approach to Level Design: Second edition

2nd Edition

Christopher W. Totten
May 10, 2019

Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of...

Procedural Storytelling in Game Design

1st Edition

Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams
March 13, 2019

This edited collection of chapters concerns the evolving discipline of procedural storytelling in video games. Games are an interactive medium, and this interplay between author, player and machine provides new and exciting ways to create and tell stories. In each essay, practitioners of this...

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox

1st Edition

Tobias Heussner
February 28, 2019

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox continues where the Game Narrative Toolbox ended. While the later covered the basics of writing for games, the Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox will cover techniques for the intermediate and professional writer. The book will cover topics such as how to adapt a...

Developing Creative Content for Games

1st Edition

Greg Johnson
January 29, 2019

This book provides readers with a solid understanding of game development, design, narrative, charaterization, plot, back story and world creation elements that are crucial for game writers and designers as they create a detailed world setting, adventure, characters, narrative and plot suitable for...

Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained

1st Edition

Jonathan Cooper
January 25, 2019

What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining...

Game Development and Simulation with Unreal Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Alireza Tavakkoli
December 20, 2018

Dr. Alireza Tavakkoli’s Game Development and Simulation with Unreal Technology covers the latest version of Unreal Technology. Since the 1990s Epic Games, Inc. has been leading the revolution of gaming graphics and Artificial Intelligence. Now, unreal technology is one of the most potent and...

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