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BradyGames Game Design: Secrets of the Sages, Third Edition has design secrets direct from industry leaders, plus brand new interviews in each chapter. As the latest edition to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Game Design: Secrets of the Sages series, this book offers greater gaming coverage with the same chapter layout as the previous editions. The book also addresses new topics in gaming such as developing for the PlayStation 2 vs. Xbox vs. the GameCube, mobile gaming, episodic gaming over ...
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Overview

BradyGames Game Design: Secrets of the Sages, Third Edition has design secrets direct from industry leaders, plus brand new interviews in each chapter. As the latest edition to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Game Design: Secrets of the Sages series, this book offers greater gaming coverage with the same chapter layout as the previous editions. The book also addresses new topics in gaming such as developing for the PlayStation 2 vs. Xbox vs. the GameCube, mobile gaming, episodic gaming over the Net and more, plus insightful sidebars, top 10 lists and anecdotes!

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What makes one great, and another, well... not great? In this book, you can learn from interviews with over 100 of the best in the business. If you know games, the names themselves are your tip-off that this is a great read. Richard "Lord British" Garriott, Origin Systems. Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo. Bruce Shelley (Age of Empires). Paul Jaquays, Kevin Cloud, Tim Willits and the gang at id (Quake III: Arena). George Broussard (Duke Nukem). Scott Orr (Madden Football). Eric Biessman and Jon Zuk (Raven Software's Heretic II). Kurt Arnlund (MechWarrior 2). And on, and on.

This "who's who" of gaming covers every genre, and they're remarkably forthcoming about every step of the process. It's all here, from conception through coding, animation through AI, sound effects and music through user interfaces and game control. There are detailed chapters on testing (including Sean House 'fessing up to a $225,000 mistake he once made); marketing and public relations, Web site design for game companies, even tech support and customer service.

Whether you plan to create the next Quake or just play it, this is a terrific read. — Bill Camarda

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566869041
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/29/1999
  • Series: Brady Games Ser.
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.02 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2000

    Tons of Great Info

    I bought this book and loved it I read it from cover to cover in no time. It's great for people like me who really want to break into the video game business. You won't find any tutorials in their, but you will find a never-ending list of resources.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    DOESN'T TELL YOU HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GAMES

    I bought this book thinking it would actually tell you HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO GAME, but it didn't. It just tells you interviews of people already in the industry. The worst part was the programming section. I do understand the C++ in it, but for people who know nothing about Computer Programming, it going to be like reading Chineese. If you want to make your own games, don't get this book, or the second edition, becuase it's the same thing with more programming code. I was very disapointed when I was finished reading this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 1999

    Useful for Beginners and Entertaining to All Gamers

    Whether you're a casual or hard-core gamer, you will enjoy reading what the pros have to say about their work. If you're interested In becoming part of the industry but have little experience then this book is definitely for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 1999

    Some useful but already known info.

    This book contains obvious 'secrets' that turn out to be only useful if you don't already know them. It has a good outline of game design and some useful websites. In the end, this book in not really worth it.

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