Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games / Edition 2

Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games / Edition 2

by Tracy Fullerton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240809742

ISBN-13: 9780240809748

Pub. Date: 02/08/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in prototyping, playtesting and redesigning your own games with exercises that teach essential design skills.

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Overview

Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in prototyping, playtesting and redesigning your own games with exercises that teach essential design skills.

Workshop exercises require no background in programming or artwork, releasing you from the intricacies of electronic game production, so you can develop a working understanding of the essentials of game design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240809748
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Series:
Gama Network Series
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Role of the Game Designer. The Structure of Games. Working with Formal Elements. Working with Dramatic Elements. Working with System Dynamics. Conceptualization. Prototyping. Digital Prototyping. Playtesting. Functionality, Completeness, and Balance. Fun and Accessibility. Team Structures. Stages of Development. The Design Document. Understanding the Game Industry. Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to the Game Industry.

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