Fundamentals Of Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133435717
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Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They’ll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-capture gameplay. They’ll learn how indie developers are pushing the envelope and how new business models such as free-to-play are influencing design. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams offers a first-hand look into the process of designing a game, from initial concept to final tuning. This in-depth resource also comes with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies.

Fundamentals Of Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132104753
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To create a great video game, you must start with a solid game design: A well-designed game is easier to build, more entertaining, and has a better chance of succeeding in the marketplace. Here to teach you the essential skills of player-centric game design is one of the industry’s leading authorities, who offers a first-hand look into the process, from initial concept to final tuning. Now in its second edition, this updated classic reference by Ernest Adams offers a complete and practical approach to game design, and includes material on concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams analyzes the specific design challenges of all the major game genres and shows you how to apply the principles of game design to each one. You’ll learn how to: Define the challenges and actions at the heart of the gameplay. Write a high-concept document, a treatment, and a full design script. Understand the essentials of user interface design and how to define a game’s look and feel. Design for a variety of input mechanisms, including the Wii controller and multi-touch iPhone. Construct a game’s core mechanics and flow of resources (money, points, ammunition, and more). Develop appealing stories, game characters, and worlds that players will want to visit, including persistent worlds. Work on design problems with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies. Make your game accessible to broader audiences such as children, adult women, people with disabilities, and casual players. “Ernest Adams provides encyclopedic coverage of process and design issues for every aspect of game design, expressed as practical lessons that can be immediately applied to a design in-progress. He offers the best framework I’ve seen for thinking about the relationships between core mechanics, gameplay, and player—one that I’ve found useful for both teaching and research.” — Michael Mateas, University of California at Santa Cruz, co-creator of Façade

Fundamentals Of Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: Prentice Hall
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Game design is the most fundamental skill you need for a career in the video game industry. Noted authors and game developers Ernest Adams and Andrew Rollings lead you through the concepts, principles, and techniques for designing an entire video game. The first half of the book gives you the necessary groundwork for creating worlds, characters, stories, gameplay, core mechanics, and a user interface. It also shows you a process by which to approach the task. The second half of the book applies the principles of the first half to the most common game genres on the market today including action games, strategy games, role-playing games, and vehicle simulations.

Fundamentals Of Game Development

Author: Heather Maxwell Chandler
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763778958
File Size: 56,89 MB
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Written by veterans who are currently working in the game industry, Fundamentals of Game Development is unique because it provides the practical aspects of the processes involved in developing and completing game projects. Using examples and exercises, this book provides a hands-on approach that walks the reader through the entire process of developing a game from concept to completion. Ideal for introductory game development and game production courses the book covers history, game genre, design, story-telling, character creation, pre-production, code release, career descriptions, and more.

Fundamentals Of Game Design Third Edition

Author: Ernest Adams
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ISBN:
File Size: 23,44 MB
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Now in its third edition, the classic book on game design has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the game industry. Readers will learn all the fundamentals of concept development, gameplay design, core mechanics, user interfaces, storytelling, and balancing. They'll be introduced to designing for mobile devices and touch screens, as well as for the Kinect and motion-capture gameplay. They'll learn how indie developers are pushing the envelope and how new business models such as free-to-play are influencing design. In an easy-to-follow approach, Adams offers a first-hand look into the process of designing a game, from initial concept to final tuning. This in-depth resource also comes with engaging end-of-chapter exercises, design worksheets, and case studies.

Fundamentals Of Sports Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133812189
File Size: 63,40 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the sports game genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the sports game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Fundamentals Of Adventure Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133812324
File Size: 35,22 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the adventure game genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the adventure game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Fundamentals Of Role Playing Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133812138
File Size: 48,91 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the role-playing game genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the role-playing game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Fundamentals Of Action And Arcade Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133811646
File Size: 58,80 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the action and arcade genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the action and arcade genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Fundamentals Of Puzzle And Casual Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133812332
File Size: 19,43 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the puzzle and casual game genres. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the puzzle and casual game genres and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Rules Of Play

Author: Katie Salen
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262240451
File Size: 67,45 MB
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Meaningful play - Design - Systems - Interactivity - Defining games - The magic circle - Defining rules - Rules on three levels - The rules of digital games - Games as systems of uncertainty - Games as systems of information - Games as cybernetic systems - Games as systems of conflict - Games as the play of experience - Games as the play of meaning - Games as the play of simulation - Games as cultural rhetoric - Games as cultural resistance - Games as cultural environment.

Fundamentals Of Network Game Development

Author: Guy W. Lecky-Thompson
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781584505570
File Size: 66,99 MB
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Learn to create network games from start to finish with "Fundamentals of Network Game Development." Covering all the essential elements of network game development, this book provides the techniques and strategies necessary to create a quality game. Organized into three core sections--design, design and development, and development--the book explores all the unique, underlying aspects that game designers and developers need to consider when building a game that uses a network to connect players both with the game and with each other. You'll examine the characteristics that set a network game apart from one that is played offline, the different types of games and networks, how the design and development processes differ depending on the type of game, how design elements affect development implementation and vice versa, how to prevent cheating and hacking, and how to test the final product. Throughout each chapter, real games are used as case studies to help guide you through the challenges of creating your own games. "Fundamentals of Network Game Development" provides you with the foundation you need to create professional-caliber network games.

Fundamentals Of Shooter Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133811050
File Size: 72,96 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the shooter games genre. This focused guides gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the shooter game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Fundamentals Of Strategy Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0133812103
File Size: 43,86 MB
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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the strategy game genre. This focused guide gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the strategy game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

The Art Of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 0123694965
File Size: 32,93 MB
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Anyone can master the fundamentals of game design - no technological expertise is necessary. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses shows that the same basic principles of psychology that work for board games, card games and athletic games also are the keys to making top-quality videogames. Good game design happens when you view your game from many different perspectives, or lenses. While touring through the unusual territory that is game design, this book gives the reader one hundred of these lenses - one hundred sets of insightful questions to ask yourself that will help make your game better. These lenses are gathered from fields as diverse as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, writing, puzzle design, and anthropology. Anyone who reads this book will be inspired to become a better game designer - and will understand how to do it.

Game Mechanics

Author: Ernest Adams
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 0321820274
File Size: 17,51 MB
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The first in-depth book covering game mechanics by two leading game designers and instructors. * *The first in-depth analysis of game mechanics, a required topic for many game design schools. *The first game design textbook dedicated to advanced topics led by a bestselling game design author Ernest Adams. *Makes extensive use of Joris Dormans' free, public Machinations simulation software. *Readers can experiment with exercises from the book in an easy-to-use graphical environment. Game mechanics--the rules and systems that govern the functional behavior of a game--lie at the heart of all game design. The mechanics implement the living world of the game; they generate active challenges for players to solve in the game world and they determine the effects of the players' actions on that world. Here to teach game designers and students the essentials of game mechanics are two leading authorities in game design. Readers will learn how to craft mechanics that generate challenging, enjoyable, and well-balanced gameplay. They'll learn how to visualize and simulate game mechanics in order to design better games and learn at what stages to prototype, test, and implement mechanics in games. This in-depth resource also comes with hands-on lessons and readers can download a free simulation tool in order to follow along with exercises in the book.

Practical Game Design

Author: Ennio De Nucci
Editor: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787122166
File Size: 43,49 MB
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Design accessible and creative games across genres, platforms, and development realities Key Features Implement the skills and techniques required to work in a professional studio Ace the core principles and processes of level design, world building, and storytelling Design interactive characters that animate the gaming world Book Description If you are looking for an up-to-date and highly applicable guide to game design, then you have come to the right place! Immerse yourself in the fundamentals of game design with this book, written by two highly experienced industry professionals to share their profound insights as well as give valuable advice on creating games across genres and development platforms. Practical Game Design covers the basics of game design one piece at a time. Starting with learning how to conceptualize a game idea and present it to the development team, you will gradually move on to devising a design plan for the whole project and adapting solutions from other games. You will also discover how to produce original game mechanics without relying on existing reference material, and test and eliminate anticipated design risks. You will then design elements that compose the playtime of a game, followed by making game mechanics, content, and interface accessible to all players. You will also find out how to simultaneously ensure that the gameplay mechanics and content are working as intended. As the book reaches its final chapters, you will learn to wrap up a game ahead of its release date, work through the different challenges of designing free-to-play games, and understand how to significantly improve their quality through iteration, polishing and playtesting. What you will learn Define the scope and structure of a game project Conceptualize a game idea and present it to others Design gameplay systems and communicate them clearly and thoroughly Build and validate engaging game mechanics Design successful business models and prepare your games for live operations Master the principles behind level design, worldbuilding and storytelling Improve the quality of a game by playtesting and polishing it Who this book is for Whether you are a student eager to design a game or a junior game designer looking for your first role as a professional, this book will help you with the fundamentals of game design. By focusing on best practices and a pragmatic approach, Practical Game Design provides insights into the arts and crafts from two senior game designers that will interest more seasoned professionals in the game industry.

Game Design

Author: Bob Bates
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781592004935
File Size: 32,92 MB
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Describes how a computer game is designed and developed and includes interviews with twelve top game designers.

Andrew Rollings And Ernest Adams On Game Design

Author: Andrew Rollings
Editor: New Riders
ISBN: 9781592730018
File Size: 49,45 MB
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The authors discuss the four main tasks of game design--imagining a game, defining how it works, describing its internal elements, and explaining it to others.

Game Development Principles

Author: Alan Thorn
Editor: Muska/Lipman
ISBN: 9781285427058
File Size: 31,40 MB
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The art of game development requires much more than simply the ability to operate game-programming software. Compelling, successful games--games that enchant players and stand the test of time--are created by developers who have absorbed the fundamental principles of good game design. Unless you get your mind around that basic theoretical framework, making games is destined to remain a frustrating, disappointing exercise. In GAME DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES, developer Alan Thorn clearly lays out the core theoretical knowledge on which most successful game developers rely--the concepts, workflow practices, techniques, and general details that go into the making of great computer games. Each chapter focuses on a key set of development concepts, including game math, textures and materials, geometry and topology, lighting, sound, effects, and more. Through a variety of illustrations, case studies, and examples, all your questions about the fundamentals of game development will be answered in a friendly, easy-to-grasp way. And you'll finish GAME DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES with a strong understanding of game development's core theoretical concepts.