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.
Author: Luis Levy
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2009-06-22
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.
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.
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.
Author: Kevin D. Saunders
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2007
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.
Author: Rick Hall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-03-15
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.
"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.
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.
Author: Rick Hall
Publisher: Delmar Pub
Release Date: 2008-04-15
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 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.
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.
Author: Michael Sweet
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release Date: 2014-09-19
“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.