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Overview


Everyone has their own idea of what good game design is, and this unique collection of articles provides a variety of different perspectives and ideas to consider in your designs. The articles are written by a diverse group of designers with varying levels of experience. Most of the key areas of game design are covered, and practical techniques and tools are included throughout. Each section begins with a broad overview of the topic and then includes a collection of ideas from other designers on how they think about or approach the subject. If you are just beginning in game design, you'll find useful information throughout the book, and if you're an experienced designer, you'll find new ideas to complement and compare with your own designs. Producers and managers will also benefit from the user community and managing a game development business sections. If you're interested in learning how other designers think about game design, you'll find plenty of great, and sometimes controversial, ideas to consider here!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584500902
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/29/2002
  • Series: Charles River Media Game Development Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author


Fran├žois Dominic Laramee (Verdun, QC) has designed, programmed, and/or produced over 20 games for consoles, personal computers, interactive television, and online networks over the last decade. He is a prolific writer and the holder of graduate degrees in computer science and business administration. He is also the editor of Game Design Perspectives and Secrets of the Game Business, second edition, as well as a contributor to the Game Programming Gems and AI Game Programming Wisdom series.
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Table of Contents


Part 1 Design Documents Part 2 Game Design Theory Part 3 User Interfaces Part 4 Genres And Platforms Part 5 Characters And Storytelling Part 6 The User Community Part 7 Managing A Game Development Business Appendix A About The Cd-Rom
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    For experiance vets to people just starting, this book is a must!

    This book is simply amazing. A couple of 30+ sum experiance game desingers have come together to bring there exprience to all diffrent views and problems of the gaming world. Alot of people that have a lot of bright ideas for games dont relise that even tho designing a game is fun, its also chalanging and very stressfull. This book has definatly has oppend my eyes, from such topics as the pros and cons of game saving techiques to exotic stuff like desingin Iteractive Telivision Games. If you are a GD that has been working for 5 years, or a person that dosent know were to put his/her foot down, this book is a MUST!

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