Fundamentals of Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133435719
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Computers

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 Construction and Simulation Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133812206
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Computers

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 construction and simulation game genre. This focused guide give you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the construction and simulation genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

The Game Production Handbook

Author: Heather Maxwell Chandler
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284033861
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Computers

The Game Production Handbook, Third Edition gives producers, leads, and studio managers all the information they need in order to successfully develop a game from concept to release-ready gold master. Fully revised and updated to reflect the rapidly evolving game development landscape, the third edition of this definitive and best-selling text covers pre-production, production, testing, and code release, as well as more specific topics including voiceovers, mo-cap shoots, marketing, localizations, managing external contractors, writing documentation, and project management practices. All-new material in the third edition includes new sections on mobile gaming and product management, an overview of useful production tools, and new interviews with industry professionals who offer an insider’s view of successful game development as well as highly relevant real-world examples that contextualize the resources provided by the text. A detailed case study of a fictitious game project illustrates the production cycle, documentation, and other key production concepts. Accessible enough for beginners and comprehensive enough for experienced developers, The Game Production Handbook, Third Edition is an invaluable standalone text for students and professionals alike. Prepare students to successfully enter the exciting world of game development with The Game Production Handbook, Third Edition. New to the Third Edition: -Offers new interviews with industry experts who discuss insider knowledge and real world examples of what works and what doesn’t work in game development. -Contains new sections on product management, audio as it relates to the production process, financing options, and the latest relevant production tools.

Aesthetics and Design for Game based Learning

Author: Michele D. Dickey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317961383
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Education

Aesthetics and Design for Game-based Learning provides learning designers with insight into how the different elements that comprise game aesthetics can inform the design of game-based learning. Regardless of the cognitive complexities involved, games are essentially entertainment media, and aesthetics play a large role in how they are experienced. Yet too often the role of aesthetics in the research about game-based learning has been relegated to a surface discussion of graphics or neglected altogether. Aesthetics and Design for Game-based Learning begins by addressing the broad context of game aesthetics, then addresses specific elements with chapters focusing on: player positioning game mechanics narrative design environment design character design. Each chapter includes research and guidelines for design, and a conclusion addresses aesthetics in the research of game-based learning.

Fundamentals of Strategy Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133812107
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Computers

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.

Fundamentals of Adventure Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780133812329
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Computers

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 Puzzle and Casual Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133812336
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Computers

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.

Fundamentals of Shooter Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133811056
Release Date: 2014-12-17
Genre: Computers

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.

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484204726
Release Date: 2016-12-08
Genre: Computers

Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform.

Joyland

Author: Stephen King
Publisher:
ISBN: 9605070499
Release Date: 2013
Genre:


Fundamentals of Action and Arcade Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780133811643
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Computers

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.

Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript

Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430247173
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Computers

Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript teaches you everything you need to know about how to make video games. If you’ve never done any programming before and don’t know where to start, this book will show you how to make games from start to finish. You’ll learn all the latest programming technologies (HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) to create your games. All written in a fun and friendly style with open-ended projects that encourage you to build your own original games. Foundation Game Design with HTML5 and JavaScript starts by showing you how you can use basic programing to create logic games, adventure games, and create interactive game graphics. Design a game character, learn to control it with the keyboard, mouse, or touch screen interface, and then learn how to use collision detection to build an interactive game world. You’ll learn to make maze games, platform jumping games, and fast paced action games that cover all the popular genres of 2D gaming. Create intelligent enemies, use realistic physics, sound effects and music, and learn how to animate game characters. Whether you're creating games for the web or mobile devices, everything you need to get started on a career as a game designer is right here. Focused and friendly introduction to making games with HTML5. Essential programming and graphic design techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters. Detailed case studies demonstrating techniques that can be used for making games in a wide variety of genres.

Odysseas

Author: James Joyce
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:31136650
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Bloom, Leopold (Fictitious character)


Unity for Absolute Beginners

Author: Sue Blackman
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430267782
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Computers

Unity for Absolute Beginners walks you through the fundamentals of creating a small third-person shooter game with Unity. Using the free version of Unity to begin your game development career, you'll learn how to import, evaluate and manage your game resources to create awesome third-person shooters. This book assumes that you have little or no experience with game development, scripting, or 3D assets, and that you're eager to start creating games as quickly as possible, while learning Unity in a fun and interactive environment. With Unity for Absolute Beginners you'll become familiar with the Unity editor, key concepts and functionality. You'll learn how to import, evaluate and manage resources. You'll explore C# scripting in Unity, and learn how to use the Unity API. Using the provided art assets, you will learn the fundamentals of good game design and iterative refinement as you take your game from a simple prototype to a quirky, but challenging variation of the ever-popular first-person shooter. As can be expected, there will be plenty of destruction, special effects and mayhem along the way. Unity for Absolute Beginners assumes that you have little or no experience with game development, scripting, or 3D assets, but are eager to get up-to-speed as quickly as possible while learning Unity in a fun and interactive environment.

Beginning C Game Programming

Author: Michael Dawson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1592002056
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

Describes the basics of computer game programming with C++.