Game Development Essentials An Introduction

Author: Jeannie Novak
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111307653
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Art

GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development. With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials Game QA Testing

Author: Luis Levy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435439474
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Art

GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA explains the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, educational background, and available online resources on testing. With GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA, dedicated gamers can learn what it takes to become a professional, well-paid QA or production testers entering the game industry from the front door. The authors envision a future where game testers are recognized as well-trained, elite professionals that play a crucial role in game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is a comprehensive guide to the mysterious game testing profession. Through first-hand experience and deep research, the authors shed light on the history of testing, basic and advanced techniques, job-hunting, and moving up in the ladder of game development. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME TESTING & QA is the first book of its kind, preparing would-be testers for an exciting career in the game industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials Game Interface Design

Author: Kevin Saunders
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285401379
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Computers

Covering the complex topic of game interface design, GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME INTERFACE DESIGN, is back with an all new Second Edition. This comprehensive introductory text immerses readers in the foundation, theory, and practice of interface creation, while including interviews with working professionals, examples from every gaming era and many genres, and hundreds of screenshots from contemporary games. Also featured are an expanded practice section with a wide variety of real world design examples, coverage of interface design for mobile and motion-sensing devices, multiplayer games, and much more. Readers will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating winning, interactive interfaces and user experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials Mobile Game Development

Author: Kimberly Unger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781418052652
Release Date: 2011-10-19
Genre: Art

Explore a comprehensive examination of the art and technology of one of the fastest-growing segments of the game industry with GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: MOBILE GAME DEVELOPMENT. This ground breaking text walks students through the overall process of designing videogames and applications for mobile and handheld hardware. Through coverage of team building, production, QA and a look at the black box of the publication process both for independent and publisher backed studios; students learn the entire development process from initial concept to game design. Utilizing real-life examples, interviews and advice from developers already well established in the mobile industry, MOBILE GAME DEVELOPMENT serves as the ’how to’ guide for students looking to break into the mobile game development industry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Development Essentials

Author: Kevin D. Saunders
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123285624
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computers

As an introduction to the complex topic of user interface design, this in-depth book discusses player interface design conventions and looks at the effects of platform, genre, and design goals related to electronic games. Readers will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating a winning, interactive interface. A host of professional applications, revealing insights, and illuminating anecdotes from dozens of pioneering game designers will inspire readers to explore this fascinating aspect of the electronic games industry.

Unity 3 x Game Development Essentials

Author: Will Goldstone
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849691451
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Computers

This book follows an informal, demystifying approach to the world of game development with the Unity game engine. With no prior knowledge of game development or 3D required, you will learn from scratch, taking each concept at a time working up to a full 3D mini-game. You'll learn scripting with C# or JavaScript and master the Unity development environment with easy-to-follow stepwise tasks. If you're a designer or animator who wishes to take their first steps into game development or prototyping, or if you've simply spent many hours sitting in front of video games, with ideas bubbling away in the back of your mind, Unity and this book should be your starting point. No prior knowledge of game production is required, inviting you to simply bring with you a passion for making great games.

Game Development Essentials Online Game Development

Author: Rick Hall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285632339
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Genre: Computers

With an innovative, business-model approach, Game Development Essentials: Online Game Development provides the essentials needed to achieve long-term success with Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). This book takes a significant and valuable departure from traditional game development books by addressing MMOG development as a complex, multi-faceted, service-oriented business, instead of focusing solely on technical, artistic, or design techniques. The resulting multi-dimensional focus allows readers to design their game and organize their development process with the entire business in mind. Coverage includes the key differences between single player games and MMOGs, as well as how the various components of the development process, such as the business model, marketing plan, gaming community and technical constraints, influence one another and determine the success of the MMOG. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Game Audio Development

Author: Aaron Marks
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 1428318062
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Computers

"Create game audio from the ground up with this comprehensive, multi-faceted resource designed to meet the needs of both beginners and industry professionals. Came Audio Development tackles the complex world of audio by addressing the three major game audio disciplines; music composition, sound effects creation, and dialogue recording. It begins by providing readers with a solid background and history of the discipline and then shows how to coordinate the associated equipment, techniques, and skills to produce effective audio that will enhance the game experience." --Book Jacket.

Game Development Essentials

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467281409
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Game Development. Essentials. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Game Development Essentials

Author: Rick Hall
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131696952
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Games

With an innovative, business-model approach, Game Development Essentials: Online Game Development provides the essentials needed to achieve long-term success with Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs). This book takes a significant and valuable departure from traditional game development books by addressing MMOG development as a complex, multi-faceted, service-oriented business, instead of focusing solely on technical, artistic, or design techniques. The resulting multi-dimensional focus allows readers to design their game and organize their development process with the entire business in mind. Coverage includes the key differences between single player games and MMOGs, as well as how the various components of the development process, such as the business model, marketing plan, gaming community and technical constraints, influence one another and determine the success of the MMOG.

The Official GameSalad Guide to Game Development

Author: GameSalad
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285712666
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Computers

THE OFFICIAL GAMESALAD GUIDE TO GAME DEVELOPMENT teaches readers how to make their own games with the simple, powerful, drag-and-drop GameSalad Creator software. Using techniques based on key game development concepts, current trends, and established best practices, readers will be able to use GameSalad Creator from concept to prototype--and beyond. The text's wide-ranging coverage encompasses desktop, mobile, online, social, and serious games--as well as key platforms such as iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, and HTML 5. This reader-friendly, highly visual guide is equally suited for formal game development courses and self-paced learning--with a balance of depth and detail that is ideal for both professionals and those working on their first game. Basic tutorials and terminology are available in the book's Appendix. GameSalad has also provided manuals, templates, and a Cookbook containing video tutorials at http://gamesalad.com/manuals and http://cookbook.gamesalad.com. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

jQuery Game Development Essentials

Author: Selim Arsever
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781849695077
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Computers

Written as a concise yet practical guide with an explicit focus on utilizing jQuery for game development, you'll learn how to create stunning games that look great without the hassle of learning about a complex game engine in the process.Knowledge of JavaScript and jQuery as well as basic experience with frontend development is all you need to start making games in a matter of hours with this essential guide. Whilst also suitable for those who simply want to start making games with jQuery, it's specifically targeted at web developers that want to experiment with and utilize their existing skills.

Handbuch Funktionale Musik

Author: Günther Rötter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658102197
Release Date: 2017-08-02
Genre: Psychology

Das vorliegende Handbuch gibt nicht nur einen Überblick über den aktuellen Forschungsstand, sondern zeigt außerdem die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Einsatzes Funktionaler Musik auf. Neben der Theorie soll insbesondere die gegenwärtige Praxis berücksichtigt werden. Dies wird durch die Auswahl der Autorinnen und Autoren deutlich, die sowohl aus der Wissenschaft, als auch der Industrie und dem therapeutischen sowie künstlerischen Bereich entstammen. Das Werk wendet sich damit zum einen an einen wissenschaftlichen Leserkreis, zum anderen aber auch an Personen, die sich mit der praktischen Anwendung Funktionaler Musik befassen.​

Writing Interactive Music for Video Games

Author: Michael Sweet
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780133563511
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Computers

“This book is a must read for newcomers and experienced composers wanting to learn more about the art of video game composition.” —Chuck Doud, Director of Music, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios All You Need to Know to Create Great Video Game Music Written by the developer of Berklee School of Music’s pioneering game scoring program, this guide covers everything professional composers and music students need to know about composing interactive music for video games, and contains exclusive tools for interactive scoring—tools that were previously available only at Berklee. Drawing on twenty years of professional experience in the game industry, Michael Sweet helps you master the unique language of music storytelling in games. Next, he walks you through the entire music composition process, from initial conceptualization and creative direction through implementation. Inside, you’ll find dozens of examples that illustrate adaptive compositional techniques, from small downloadable games to multimillion dollar console titles. In addition, this guide covers the business side of video game composition, sharing crucial advice about contracts, pricing, sales, and marketing. Coverage includes Overcoming the unique challenges of writing for games Composing music that can adapt in real time to player actions Developing thematic ideas Using audio middleware to create advanced interactive scores Working effectively with game development teams Understanding the life of a video game composer Managing contracts, rights, estimating, and negotiation Finding work The companion website contains software tools to help you master interactive music concepts explored in this book, with additional resources and links to learn more about scoring for games. See Appendix A for details.

Haxe Game Development Essentials

Author: Jeremy McCurdy
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781785286919
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Computers

Create games on multiple platforms from a single codebase using Haxe and the HaxeFlixel engine About This Book Learn the modern, cross-platform language Haxe to build games without any trouble Create engaging 2D games that are compatible with desktop, web, and mobile platforms Learn how to speed up your workflow with OpenFL and HaxeFlixel using this useful and compact guide Who This Book Is For This book is for game developers with some experience programming games on one or more platforms already. If you want to leverage your game development experience on one platform to develop for multiple platforms and to get up and running quickly, this book is for you. Having prior experience with a language similar to Haxe, such as ActionScript or JavaScript will help, but isn't required. What You Will Learn Understand the fundamentals of the Haxe programming language Set up a development environment that will work on Windows, Mac, and Linux Create fun 2D games using OpenFL and HaxeFlixel Understand how to implement a user interface Enhance the gameplay experience with cool animations Improve immersion by adding sound Make your game modular and easily expandable using configuration files Compile games that will work on desktop, web, and mobile platforms In Detail Haxe is a powerful and high-level multi-platform language that's incredibly easy to learn. Used by thousands of developers and many high-profile companies, Haxe is quickly emerging as a forerunner in the area of cross-platform programming. OpenFL builds on top of Haxe to make developing for multiple platforms quick and painless. HaxeFlixel provides you with the tools you need to build amazing 2D games easier than ever before. Cross-platform development has been supercharged using the Haxe programming language, making it increasingly easy and hassle-free to develop multi-platform games. If you've programmed games before and want to learn out how to deliver games across multiple platforms, or develop games faster, then Haxe Game Development Essentials is the book for you. It starts by showing you how to set up your development environment, then running you through some Haxe language fundamentals, and finally taking you through the process of programming a game from start to finish. You will learn how to create a side scrolling shooter game using HaxeFlixel. Next you will learn to enhance the game with new gameplay features, user interfaces, animations, sound, and configuration files to make your game expandable. Once your game is built and ready, you will learn how to deploy it to web, Android, iOS, and desktop systems. By the end of this book, you will be confident about creating multi-platform games using Haxe, OpenFL, and HaxeFlixel in a faster and easier way. Style and approach Since this book is aimed at people who have worked on games before, this book is written in a way that will get you quickly up to speed with a new set of tools, but will still be accessible for less experienced developers. Each chapter covers an essential milestone in building a game from start to finish. The chapters move in a logical fashion, starting with the basics of Haxe development and ending with preparing a game for deployment.