Game On: Energize Your Business with Social Media Games [NOOK Book]

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A never-before published look at the many possibilities of social game development

As one of the few entrepreneurs in the world with expertise building both social media and games, author Jon Radoff brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to this unique book. He shows that games are more than a profitable form of entertainment?the techniques of social games can be used to enhance the quality of online applications, social media and a wide range of other consumer and business ...

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Game On: Energize Your Business with Social Media Games

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Overview

A never-before published look at the many possibilities of social game development

As one of the few entrepreneurs in the world with expertise building both social media and games, author Jon Radoff brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to this unique book. He shows that games are more than a profitable form of entertainment?the techniques of social games can be used to enhance the quality of online applications, social media and a wide range of other consumer and business experiences. With this book, you?ll explore how social games can be put to work for any business and examine why they work at all. The first part of explains what makes games fun, while the second part reviews the process and details of game design.

  • Looks at how games are the basis for many everyday functions and explains how techniques of social games can be used by businesses as money-making tools
  • Drills down the process of game design while focusing on the design, analysis, and creation of games
  • Features screen shots, diagrams and explanations to illuminate key concepts, accessible to anyone regardless of game playing or design experience
  • Reviews what works and what doesn?t using a range of real-world scenarios as examples
  • Author Jon Radoff has a unique blend of experiences creating games, Internet-based social media, and Web technology.

Game On is not playing around. Discover how social media games make money?and how you can enhance your business using games.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118089309
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 879,129
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jon Radoff is an entrepreneur who focuses on entertainment and social communities. He created one of the original commercial games on the Internet, Legends of Future Past, and founded a content management system that foreshadowed modern blog and wiki technology. His newest startup, Disruptor Beam, is a social game publisher.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

I Understanding Social Games.

1 How to Play This Book.

2 Games Have Changed the Business Playfield.

3 Developing Social Media Games.

4 Customers as Players.

5 Fungineering.

6 Turning Work into Fun.

II Designing Social Games.

7 Anatomy of a Social Game.

8 Understanding Social Game Business Models.

9 Using Storytelling to Understand Your Design Objectives.

10 Creating Compelling Game Systems.

11 Designing Game Interfaces.

12 Designing for Virtual Goods.

13 Coda.

III Glossary, Resources, and More.

A Glossary.

B Resource Guide.

C Book References.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2011

    Awesome read for any entrepreneur...

    Awesome read for any entrepreneur that wishes to provide a greater & richer experience to their customers. A lot of it can apply to most products or services out there. Even if you do not work in the gaming industry, you can still benefit from the knowledge and advice found in this book!

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