Video Game Design Foundations

Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 1619602784
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Computers

Video Game Design Foundations provides students a complete overview of video game design in a first-year curriculum. This turnkey curriculum is a complete guide to immersion in the field, from beginning each game build project through completion, integration, and marketing. Video Game Design Foundations is specifically designed for a high school first-year video game design class. Content and game builds are age appropriate, and learning is focused on the skills students need to preparefor college and career. The 1-Year Access Key Code allows an individual online access to the textbook for 12 consecutive months using a unique username and password that must be associated with a valid e-mail address. The Online Textbook provides fast, page-at-a-time viewing from any browser-based device including iPadsRG, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers. Features of the Online Textbook include: * Exact page reproduction, including figures and formulas * Linked table of contents * Search capabilities to find specific topics * Full text search with relevancy ranking to quickly locate passages of interest * The ability to quickly jump to specific pages * Full screen reading mode with zoom capabilities * Permission to print selected pages for offline reading

Game Design Foundations

Author: Roger Pedersen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763782740
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Computers

Game Design Foundations, Second Edition covers how to design the game from the important opening sentence, the One Pager document, the Executive Summary and Game Proposal, the Character Document to the Game Design Document. The book describes game genres, where game ideas come from, game research, innovation in gaming, important gaming principles such as game mechanics, game balancing, AI, path finding and game tiers. The basics of programming, level designing, and film scriptwriting are explained by example. Each chapter has exercises to hone in on the newly learned designer skills that will display your work as a game designer and your knowledge in the game industry."

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers

Author: Ethan Ham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317536048
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Computers

Learn the mechanics that take your game from an idea to a playable product. Do you aspire to be a game designer but aren’t sure where to begin? Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers guides you through your initial attempts to design game mechanics. It goes beyond simple description and definition to explore in detail the issues that designers grapple with for every game they create. Learning to design tabletop games builds a solid foundation for game designers and provides methods that can be applied towards creating paper prototypes of computer-targeted games. Presented in a step-by-step format, Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers helps the reader understand how the game design skills that are acquired through creating tabletop games can be used when designing video games. Fully playable games accompany every topic so you can truly understand and experience each component that goes into game creation. Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers includes: Simple, highly focused games that can be played, analyzed, improved, and/or modified in conjunction with a particular topic in the book. Integrated game design exercises, chapter learning objectives, and in-text sidebars to provide further examples to apply directly to your game creation process. A companion website (www.funmines.com) which includes: "print & play" tabletop games, links to online games, game design resources, and articles about designing and developing games.

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.

Introduction to Video Game Design Instructor s Manual

Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 160525469X
Release Date: 2011-06
Genre: Computers

Included in the Instructor's Manual are chapter objectives, test answers, and solutions to the activities in the textbook/software design guide. A detailed scope and sequence chart is provided that outlines the activities for each day in the 15, 20, 30, 45, and 90 day curricula. Sample bellwork is provided on which development of daily bellwork can be based. Unit exams are also provided.

Video Game Design Foundations

Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 1605256242
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

"Video Game Design Foundations" provides students with a complete understanding of the technological and creative aspects of video game design in an easy-to-follow format. This turnkey curriculum is a complete guide to immersion in the field, from beginning each game build through completion, integration, and marketing.

Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3 0

Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430239932
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Computers

In response to the success of the first edition of Foundation Game Design with Flash, Rex van der Spuy has revised and updated all the code to meet current programming best practices, and the focus is now on accurate ActionScript 3.0, regardless of the IDE that you use. We’ve all sneaked the odd five minutes here or there playing the latest Flash game that someone sent around the office, but creating those games is trickier than it looks. The aim of Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3.0 is to take you, even if you’ve minimal multimedia or programming experience, through a series of step-by-step examples and detailed case studies—to the point where you'll have the skills to independently design any conceivable 2D game using Flash and ActionScript. Foundation Game Design with ActionScript 3.0 is a non-technical one-stop shop for all the most important skills and techniques a beginning game designer needs to build games with Flash from scratch. Whether you're creating quick blasts of viral amusement, or more in-depth action or adventure titles, this is the book for you. Focused and friendly introduction to designing games with Flash and ActionScript Detailed case studies of Flash games Essential techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters Modern best practices and new content on ActionScript 3.0 Also covers asset creation in Photoshop and Illustrator What you’ll learn How to build interactive movies and objects with Flash A thorough grounding in ActionScript 3.0 and good programming practices, with minimal prior programming experience required How to build interactive storybooks, space-shooter, adventure and drag-and-drop games To master collision detection, enemy AI systems, player control, managing game data, basic physics and trigonometry To make use of design patterns and object-oriented programming techniques to build robust games Strategies for making games fun to play and easy to build Who this book is for This book is for a non-technical, creative person who wants to learn the art of video game design, but has no idea where to start or where to look for help. It is a lucid, friendly and step-by-step guide though all the technical and creative issues involved in game design with Flash and ActionScript. The book treats programming as a creative artistic tool, and will help anyone who may be afraid of programming come to love the subject as much as the author does. The techniques in the book are comprehensive enough to form the basis of career as a game designer, and form a solid foundation for continued study of programming and ActionScript. This book is the missing link that will guide and inspire any curious and creative person turn a good game idea into a reality. Table of Contents Programming Foundations: How to Make a Video Game Making Objects Programming Objects Controlling Movie Clip Objects Decision Making Controlling a Player Character Bumping into Things Object-Oriented Game Design Platform Game: Physics and Data Management Advanced Object and Character Control Using Flash Professional

Web Development and Design Foundations with Html5

Author: Terry Felke-Morris
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134322754
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Computers

For courses in web development and design. A Comprehensive, Well-Rounded Intro to Web Development and Design Updated and expanded in this Eighth Edition, Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 presents a comprehensive introduction to the development of effective web sites. Intended for beginning web developers, the text relates both the necessary hard skills (such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) and soft skills (design, e-commerce, and promotion strategies) considered fundamental to contemporary web development. An emphasis on hands-on practice guides readers, as the text introduces topics ranging from configuration and layout to accessibility techniques and ethical considerations. The Eighth Edition contains updated coverage of HTML5 and CSS, expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices, and more.

Game Design Essentials

Author: Briar Lee Mitchell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118239339
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Computers

An easy-to-follow primer on the fundamentals of digital game design The quickly evolving mobile market is spurring digital game creation into the stratosphere, with revenue from games exceeding that of the film industry. With this guide to the basics, you'll get in on the game of digital game design while you learn the skills required for storyboarding, character creation, environment creation, level design, programming, and testing. Teaches basic skill sets in the context of current systems, genres, and game-play styles Demonstrates how to design for different sectors within gaming including console, PC, handheld, and mobile Explores low-poly modeling for game play Addresses character and prop animation, lighting and rendering, and environment design Discusses the path from concept to product, including pre- and post-production Includes real-world scenarios and interviews with key studio and industry professionals With Game Design Essentials, you'll benefit from a general-but-thorough overview of the core art and technology fundamentals of digital game design for the 21st century.

Drawing Basics and Video Game Art

Author: Chris Solarski
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780823098484
Release Date: 2012-09-18
Genre: Art

"This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.” — John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc. "Solarski’s methodology here is to show us the artistic techniques that every artist should know, and then he transposes them to the realm of video games to show how they should be used to create a far more artful gaming experience ... if I were an artist planning to do video game work, I’d have a copy of this on my shelf." — Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room Video games are not a revolution in art history, but an evolution. Whether the medium is paper or canvas—or a computer screen—the artist’s challenge is to make something without depth seem like a window into a living, breathing world. Video game art is no different. Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is first to examine the connections between classical art and video games, enabling developers to create more expressive and varied emotional experiences in games. Artist game designer Chris Solarski gives readers a comprehensive introduction to basic and advanced drawing and design skills—light, value, color, anatomy, concept development—as well as detailed instruction for using these methods to design complex characters, worlds, and gameplay experiences. Artwork by the likes of Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens are studied alongside AAA games like BioShock, Journey, the Mario series, and Portal 2, to demonstrate perpetual theories of depth, composition, movement, artistic anatomy, and expression. Although Drawing Basics and Video Game Art is primarily a practical reference for artists and designers working in the video games industry, it’s equally accessible for those interested to learn about gaming’s future, and potential as an artistic medium. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466598645
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Computers

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Serious Games

Author: Ralf Dörner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319406121
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Genre: Computers

This textbook provides an introduction to the fundamentals of serious games, which differ considerably from computer games that are meant for pure entertainment. Undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines who want to learn about serious games are one target group of this book. Prospective developers of serious games are another, as they can use the book for self-study in order to learn about the distinctive features of serious game design and development. And ultimately, the book also addresses prospective users of serious game technologies by providing them with a solid basis for judging the advantages and limitations of serious games in different application areas such as game-based learning, training and simulation or games for health. To cater to this heterogeneous readership and wide range of interests, every effort was made to make the book flexible to use. All readers are expected to study Chapter 1, as it provides the necessary basics and terminology that will be used in all subsequent chapters. The eleven chapters that follow cover the creation of serious games (design, authoring processes and tools, content production), the runtime context of serious games (game engines, adaptation mechanisms, game balancing, game mastering, multi-player serious games), the effects of serious games and their evaluation (player experience, assessment techniques, performance indicators), and serious games in practice (economic aspects, cost-benefit analysis, serious game distribution). To familiarize the readers with best practice in this field, the final chapter presents more than 30 selected examples of serious games illustrating their characteristics and showcasing their practical use. Lecturers can select chapters in a sequence that is most suitable for their specific course or seminar. The book includes specific suggestions for courses such as “Introduction to Serious Games”, “Entertainment Technology”, “Serious Game Design”, “Game-based Learning”, and “Applications of Serious Games”.

A Game Design Vocabulary

Author: Anna Anthropy
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780133155211
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Computers

Master the Principles and Vocabulary of Game Design Why aren’t videogames getting better? Why does it feel like we’re playing the same games, over and over again? Why aren’t games helping us transform our lives, like great music, books, and movies do? The problem is language. We still don’t know how to talk about game design. We can’t share our visions. We forget what works (and doesn’t). We don’t learn from history. It’s too hard to improve. The breakthrough starts here. A Game Design Vocabulary gives us the complete game design framework we desperately need—whether we create games, study them, review them, or build businesses on them. Craft amazing experiences. Anna Anthropy and Naomi Clark share foundational principles, examples, and exercises that help you create great player experiences…complement intuition with design discipline…and craft games that succeed brilliantly on every level. Liberate yourself from stale clichés and genres Tell great stories: go way beyond cutscenes and text dumps Control the crucial relationships between game “verbs” and “objects” Wield the full power of development, conflict, climax, and resolution Shape scenes, pacing, and player choices Deepen context via art, animation, music, and sound Help players discover, understand, engage, and “talk back” to you Effectively use resistance and difficulty: the “push and pull” of games Design holistically: integrate visuals, audio, and controls Communicate a design vision everyone can understand

Algorithm Design

Author: Michael T. Goodrich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UCSC:32106017137156
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

Michael Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia, authors of the successful, Data Structures and Algorithms in Java, 2/e, have written Algorithm Engineering, a text designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the design, implementation and analysis of computer algorithms and data structures from a modern perspective. This book offers theoretical analysis techniques as well as algorithmic design patterns and experimental methods for the engineering of algorithms. Market: Computer Scientists; Programmers.