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Game Development Essentials An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 1401862713

ISBN-13: 9781401862718

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jeannie Novak

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?Get ready for a fascinating ride through the fastest-growing segment of the entertainment industry!? As gaming evolves into a powerhouse industry and a dynamic career opportunity, the need has never been greater for a book that offers a penetrating introduction to the field and a clear explanation of the keys to success. A highly respected industry observer and gaming instructor in Southern California, author Jeannie Novak showcases in this definitive work every important aspect of game development, beginning with a highly informative chapter on the background of the industry that provides the historical context for later chapters. The latest addition to the Game Development Essential…    
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Book details

List price: $158.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Jeannie Novak is the lead author and series editor of the widely acclaimed GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS series (with over 15 published titles), co-author of PLAY THE GAME: THE PARENT'S GUIDE TO VIDEO GAMES, and co-author of three pioneering books on the interactive entertainment industry--including CREATING INTERNET ENTERTAINMENT. She is also co-founder of Novy Unlimited and CEO of Kaleidospace, LLC (dbaIndiespace), providing curriculum development and consulting services for corporations, educators, and creative professionals in games, music, film, education, and technology.Novak served as director of the Game Art & Design and Media Arts & Animation programs at the Art Institute Online and…    

Setup - The Development of an Industry: How Did We Get Here?
Game Elements: Genres, Platforms & Applications
Player Elements: Market, Theory & Interactivity
Scenarios - Creating Compelling Content: Storytelling: Building the Narrative
Characters & Objects: Building the Identity
Interiors & Exteriors: Building the World
User Interface: Building the Connection
Level Design: Building the Experience
Music & Sound: Building the Atmosphere
Strategy - Development & Business Cycles: Pre-Production: Planning & Processing
Production: Prototyping & Playtesting
Post-Production: Maintenance & Marketing