Game Design Vocabulary Exploring the Foundational Principles Behind Good Game Design

ISBN-10: 0321886925

ISBN-13: 9780321886927

Edition: 2015

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Description: Videogames have had a place in popular culture since the 70s. Since the first arcade games started to appear, game publishers have invested billions of dollars in developing more powerful technology to make games richer experiences for the player. Why is it, then, that we’re still lacking a good language for understanding, discussing, and designing video games?  “A Game Design Vocabulary” is an attempt to fill that gap. The book provides the foundational principles that drive good design, with analysis of existing games as case studies throughout the book. Anthropy examines the structure of a game, as she identifies verbs, adverbs, objects, and how a designer develops these elements over the course of a game. With this book, designers can move from using their intuition to create games, to using a full language tool set that resonates with the industry.  Anthropy introduces a critical vocabulary for understanding and discussing the design of digital games, and reboots the discussion of the art form with a more critical and useful language for game designers. Coverage includes: * Verbs and objects, the fundamental game characters* Scenes, which we use to develop those characters* Context, using video and audio to communicate game rules* Resistance, our ability to reward or to waste the player's time* Designing games holistically, rather than as a collection of parts* Chapters will end with design challenges and exercise.* There will be additional materials for instructors including, interactive examples, test questions, and group project ideas.

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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 2/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.

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