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: 9781449663926
Release Date: 2009-06-23
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.

Die Kunst des Game Designs

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783958452848
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Computers

Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

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.

Video Game Design Composition

Author: D. Michael Ploor
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 1605257710
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Genre: Computers

Video Game Design Composition provides students specific coverage of video game design in a second-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 Composition is specifically designed for a high school second-year video game design class. Content and game builds are age appropriate, and learning is focused on the skills students need to prepare for college and career. Multimedia Fusion 2 (MMF2) is FREE to schools with purchase of the Student Textbook. The Software Design Guide (SDG) provides the hands-on application of the theory presented in the textbook. The SDG should be considered an integral part of the curriculum. It is where students take the theory learned in the textbook and use that knowledge to build video games. Working in simulated design teams, students will experience all aspects of video game design, from the planning stages, through the design and programming, and concluding with a capstone project. Each chapter in the SDG is correlated to the textbook chapter. There are several activities for each chapter. The last chapter in the SDG is a capstone project that requires students to apply all of the knowledge acquired in the textbook and SDG. Includes game Engine Software.

Foundation Game Design with Flash

Author: Rex van der Spuy
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430218215
Release Date: 2009-05-25
Genre: Computers

We’ve all sneaked the odd five minutes here or there playing the latest Flash game that someone sent round the office, but creating those games is trickier than it looks. The aim of Foundation Game Design with Flash 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. The book is a non-technical one-stop-shop for all the most important skills and techniques a beginner 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 book is for you. Focused and friendly introduction to designing games with Flash and ActionScript Five detailed case studies of Flash games Essential techniques for building games, with each chapter gently building on the skills of preceding chapters What you’ll learn Learn how to build interactive movies and objects with Flash Get a thorough grounding in ActionScript 3.0 and good programming practices, with minimal prior programming experience required Discover how to build interactive storybooks, space-shooter, adventure and drag-and-Drop games. Master collision detection, Enemy AI systems, player control, managing game data, basic physics and trigonometry. Make use of design patterns and object-oriented programming techniques to build robust games. Understand the 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 the art of programming as a creative artistic tool, and will help anyone who may be afraid of programming 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

Crash Course in Gaming

Author: Suellen Adams
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610690478
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Genre: GAMES

Video games aren't just for kids anymore. This book will describe the "why" and "how" to start or expand a video gaming program in the library, including some specific examples of how to target adult and female gamer patrons.

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

Level Up The Guide to Great Video Game Design

Author: Scott Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118877166
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Computers

Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let’s make a game!

Mittelalter Computer Spiele

Author: Carl Heinze
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839421048
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Philosophy

Ob »Assassin's Creed«, »Anno 1404« oder »Medieval II: Total War« - es gibt einige populäre Computerspiele, die 'authentische Vergangenheitserfahrungen' und die 'eigenmächtige Veränderung der Geschichte' versprechen. Carl Heinze zeichnet nach, mit welchen präsentativen Strategien das Historische im Computerspiel vorgestellt wird und um welche Vergangenheit(en) es dabei überhaupt geht. Er klärt die Frage, was man sinnvollerweise unter einem 'historischen Computerspiel' verstehen sollte. In Einzelanalysen wird geprüft, wie spezifische Kombinationen von Computer, Mittelalter und Spiel aussehen können und welche Geschichtsbilder dadurch jeweils evoziert werden.

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.

Don t make me think

Author: Steve Krug
Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783826687150
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: COMPUTERS

Usability ist eine der wichtigsten Herausforderungen bei der Webseitenerstellung – und wird häufig nur allzu leichtfertig vernachlässigt. Lernen Sie mit dieser überarbeiteten Neuauflage des Klassikers, wie Websites wirklich benutzt werden – mit aktualisierten Beispielen und einem neuen Kapitel über Mobile Usability. Steve Krug verdankt seine Erkenntnisse einer eigentlich nahe liegenden Methode: Er beobachtet, wie User mit einer Website umgehen und welche Hindernisse sich ihnen bei der Informationssuche in den Weg stellen. Anhand aussagekräftiger Beispiele, vieler Grafiken und einer Prise Humor erhalten Sie eine ganz neue Perspektive auf Ihr Websitekonzept. Krugs Usability-Prinzipien dienen als Leitfaden für die eigene Arbeit. Mit einfachen Tests kann jeder seine Website ohne viel Aufwand so optimieren, dass sie den Usability-Kriterien entspricht und sich intuitiv anwenden lässt. Wenn Sie diesen Klassiker schon einmal gelesen haben, werden Sie wieder entdecken, was DON’T MAKE ME THINK! so unverzichtbar für Webdesigner und -entwickler auf der ganzen Welt gemacht hat. Wenn Sie es noch nicht gelesen haben, werden Sie sehen, warum so viele Leute es als Pflichtlektüre empfehlen.

Video Game Design Revealed

Author: Guy W. Lecky-Thompson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781584506072
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Computers

Whether you are a professional game developer working in an established studio or a creative thinker interested in trying your hand at game design, "Video Game Design Revealed" will show you the steps and processes involved in bringing a video game from c

Besser als die Wirklichkeit

Author: Jane McGonigal
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641097417
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Social Science

Warum Computerspiele nicht blöd, sondern schlau machen Die Menschheit spielt. Immerzu. Überall. Ununterbrochen. Über 3 Milliarden Stunden werden jede Woche weltweit mit Spielen verbracht. Und die Zahl wächst, denn immer mehr Menschen erliegen der Faszination von Computerspielen. Aber muss man deshalb klagen über Isolation und Kulturverfall? – Jane McGonigal, laut »BusinessWeek« eine der zehn wichtigsten und innovativsten Spieleentwicklerinnen der Welt, kehrt die Perspektive um und stellt die spannende Frage: Was, wenn wir die immense Kreativität, die Leidenschaft und das Engagement, das wir ins Spielen investieren, für die reale Welt nutzbar machen? Computerspiele bieten Belohnungen, Herausforderungen und Siege, die uns die reale Welt nur allzu oft vorenthält. Aber wer sagt, dass wir das Potenzial von Spielen allein zur Wirklichkeitsflucht und zu Unterhaltungszwecken nutzen müssen? Für Jane McGonigal sind Gamer hoch kompetente Problemlöser und passionierte Teamplayer. Ihre bestechende These: Nutzen wir diese enormen Ressourcen doch, um unsere sozialen, wirtschaftlichen oder medizinischen Probleme zu lösen! Ein überwältigend neuer und überzeugender Blick auf die positive Wirkung, die im Spielen steckt – eine bahnbrechende Analyse, mit der Jane McGonigal eindrucksvoll bestätigt, dass sie von der Zeitschrift »Fast Company« zu Recht unter die »100 kreativsten Menschen der Wirtschaft« gewählt wurde!

Video Game Designer

Author: Alix Wood
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781477760185
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

If playing video games is so much fun, how much fun would it be to make them? Designing video games is a very demanding career, but it is also incredibly exhilarating. From the necessary education to the daily routines, take a detailed look inside what it takes to win as a video game designer.