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Game Development Essentials: An Introduction

But then again, some are brilliant, coming from either random guys or very famous developing houses like: English Choose a language for shopping. This is another great feature: Contents Setup Building the Foundation. This is a really great book that gives an in-depth view into the gaming industry. The history of the medium I found some annoying factual errors in this part of the book. Game audio makes up one-third of the overall game experience: Pages with related products. When I first bought this book I thought I was in for a mind breaking tutorial or insight into game development, and considering all the great reviews, I think these expectations were completely normal.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Gameplay Mechanics Jeannie Novak. Game Development Essentials Luis Levy. Scenarios Creating Compelling Content. Probably is ok as an introductory text as a Game Development assignment on a school. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon.


A textbook for students and aspiring designers Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Other editions – View all Game Development Essentials: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Which initially turned me off but I continued to read since errors seemed to be in the sidebars which may not get the same editorial review.

By the end of this book you will feel good about your understanding of games, even if it is at a small extend, because now you fell that you have your feet on the ground.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Anita rated it it was amazing Jul 07, See all 64 reviews. First of all, who is this book for?

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction by Jeannie Novak

One person found this helpful. This ddvelopment offers many ideas central to designing video games. A CD with tools The key thing I value when spending time on a book is one – am I learning something new? Buy the selected items together This item: I think the author should rewrite that whole chapter, explaining which storytelling methods work better with the different genres in games. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. She is also co-founder of Novy Unlimited and CEO of Kaleidospace, LLC dbaIndiespaceproviding curriculum development and consulting services for corporations, educators, and creative professionals in games, music, film, xevelopment, and technology.


It is an excellent book for a course on the topic or for any budding game designer to pick up start the journey.

Arief Widhiyasa rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The eye-opening part for me was the view of game playing from the perspective of generations.

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Nov 13, Chris rated it really liked it. Used this textbook 3rd edition for a game development class that I just completed.

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I picked up this book as a possible replacement for the book that is currently used in my ‘Game Design’ course. And this is one of the very best features of the book: This little side notes offer guidelines on what to avoid, pursue or do while creating or thinking a game.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Most of my favorite games tell linear stories! But what bugs me is this: