Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design / Edition 1

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Overview

Design and build cutting-edge video games with help from video game expert Scott Rogers!

If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then this is the book for you. Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maxim vs. Army of Zin, and SpongeBob Squarepants, this book is full of Rogers's wit and imaginative style that demonstrates everything you need to know about designing great video games.

  • Features an approachable writing style that considers game designers from all levels of expertise and experience
  • Covers the entire video game creation process, including developing marketable ideas, understanding what gamers want, working with player actions, and more
  • Offers techniques for creating non-human characters and using the camera as a character
  • Shares helpful insight on the business of design and how to create design documents

So, put your game face on and start creating memorable, creative, and unique video games with this book!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470688670
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 514
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Part 1 Making Life Miserable for the Liberal Party 9

Part 2 Keating's Way with Words 38

Part 3 KEATING! The Musical We Had to Have 174

Further Reading 184

Acknowledgments 186

Illustration Sources 187

Index 189

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Great!

    I am 11 and I am designg a video game,so this will be very helpful! (If you were wondering, I'm a girl who is NOT a nerd.)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Gamer Luna

    She was eating pizza in the depths of her basement room, the Moon Games Floor, as her mother Galaxia and sisters Celestia and Twilight called it.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    A must have for anyone interested or involved in video games!

    Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design is a simple and brilliant look at what really goes into designing video games. This is not some wordy textbook filled with verbose theory. Rather, it's an easily understood book written from personal experience in a way that will have you laughing as often as nodding your head in agreement.

    As someone working in the independent video game industry, this book has proven invaluable to me. Everything from designing engaging gameplay to improving your characters to planning levels to doing the paperwork to, most importantly, getting other people interested in seeing what you've designed are all covered. Whether you want to make your own games or you're simply a video game enthusiast who wants to know more of what happens behind the scenes, this book is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    DO NOT WASTE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dont waste your money on this waaaaaaay overrated book!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2010

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