Level Up!

Level Up!

Author: Scott Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470970928

Category: Computers

Page: 515

View: 186

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!

Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design

Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design

Author: Scott Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118877197

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 166

Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let’s make a game!

Swipe This!

Swipe This!

Author: Scott Rogers

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119966965

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 622

Learn to design games for tablets from a renowned game designer! Eager to start designing games for tablets but not sure where to start? Look no further! Gaming guru Scott Rogers has his finger on the pulse of tablet game design and is willing to impart his wisdom and secrets for designing exciting and successful games. As the creator of such venerable games as God of War, the SpongeBob Squarepants series, and Pac-Man World, to name a few, Rogers writes from personal experience and in this unique book, he hands you the tools to create your own tablet games for the iPad, Android tablets, Nintendo DS, and other touchscreen systems. Covers the entire tablet game creation process, placing a special focus on the intricacies and pitfalls of touch-screen game design Explores the details and features of tablet game systems and shows you how to develop marketable ideas as well as market your own games Offers an honest take on what perils and pitfalls await you during a game's pre-production, production, and post-production stages Features interviews with established tablet game developers that serve to inspire you as you start to make your own tablet game design Swipe This! presents you with an in-depth analysis of popular tablet games and delivers a road map for getting started with tablet game design.

Level Design

Level Design

Author: Christopher W. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315313405

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 140

In this book, veteran game developers, academics, journalists, and others provide their processes and experiences with level design. Each provides a unique perspective representing multiple steps of the process for interacting with and creating game levels – experiencing levels, designing levels, constructing levels, and testing levels. These diverse perspectives offer readers a window into the thought processes that result in memorable open game worlds, chilling horror environments, computer-generated levels, evocative soundscapes, and many other types of gamespaces. This collection invites readers into the minds of professional designers as they work and provides evergreen topics on level design and game criticism to inspire both new and veteran designers. Key Features: Learn about the processes of experienced developers and level designers in their own words Discover best-practices for creating levels for persuasive play and designing collaboratively Offers analysis methods for better understanding game worlds and how they function in response to gameplay Find your own preferred method of level design by learning the processes of multiple industry veterans

Video Game Design

Video Game Design

Author: Kezia Endsley

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502601186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 697

Since the 1950s, video games have become a billion dollar industry. Find out what it takes to have a successful career as a video game designer—and if it’s the right job for you.

Careers for Tech Girls in Video Game Development

Careers for Tech Girls in Video Game Development

Author: Laura La Bella

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499461084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 776

Women have faced an uphill climb in the male-dominated world of video game development, but that is beginning to change. Young women now make up nearly half of all gamers, and some companies are looking to expand the influence of women in the gaming industry and engage with them as creators, rather than only as consumers. This resource introduces middle and high school girls to the world of video game development, covering the kinds of courses, extracurricular activities, and organizations that can help them get into a career in video game development.

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers

Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers

Author: Ethan Ham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317536048

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 212

Learn the mechanics that take your game from an idea to a playable product. Do you aspire to be a game designer but aren’t sure where to begin? Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers guides you through your initial attempts to design game mechanics. It goes beyond simple description and definition to explore in detail the issues that designers grapple with for every game they create. Learning to design tabletop games builds a solid foundation for game designers and provides methods that can be applied towards creating paper prototypes of computer-targeted games. Presented in a step-by-step format, Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers helps the reader understand how the game design skills that are acquired through creating tabletop games can be used when designing video games. Fully playable games accompany every topic so you can truly understand and experience each component that goes into game creation. Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers includes: Simple, highly focused games that can be played, analyzed, improved, and/or modified in conjunction with a particular topic in the book. Integrated game design exercises, chapter learning objectives, and in-text sidebars to provide further examples to apply directly to your game creation process. A companion website (www.funmines.com) which includes: "print & play" tabletop games, links to online games, game design resources, and articles about designing and developing games.

A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]

A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History [3 volumes]

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694032

Category: History

Page: 1373

View: 187

Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century. • Provides detailed, interesting essays describing more than 300 professions and occupations across a broad range of eras, including the 21st century, and from around the world, which will give readers a wider understanding of how people have supported themselves throughout time • Supplies historical primary documents that provide personal perspectives on past occupations • Offers fascinating information on how professions began, who did them, and continuity in occupations across time, such as that 18th-century journalists were often imprisoned for displeasing those in authority, and yet 21st-century U.S. journalists may still spend time in jail for refusing to reveal their sources

A Playful Production Process

A Playful Production Process

Author: Richard Lemarchand

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262045513

Category: Computers

Page: 409

View: 418

How to achieve a happier and healthier game design process by connecting the creative aspects of game design with techniques for effective project management. This book teaches game designers, aspiring game developers, and game design students how to take a digital game project from start to finish—from conceptualizing and designing to building, playtesting, and iterating—while avoiding the uncontrolled overwork known among developers as “crunch.” Written by a legendary game designer, A Playful Production Process outlines a process that connects the creative aspects of game design with proven techniques for effective project management. The book outlines four project phases—ideation, preproduction, full production, and post-production—that give designers and developers the milestones they need to advance from the first glimmerings of an idea to a finished game.

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Design and Development

Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality: Design and Development

Author: Jessie Y. C. Chen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031059391

Category: Computers

Page: 521

View: 906

This two-volume set LNCS 13317 and 13318 constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2022, held virtually as part of the 24rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2022, in June/July 2022.The total of 1276 papers and 241 posters included in the 39 HCII 2021 proceedings volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 5222 submissions. The 56 papers included in this 2-volume set were organized in topical sections as follows: Developing VAMR Environments; Evaluating VAMR environments; Gesture-based, haptic and multimodal interaction in VAMR; Social, emotional, psychological and persuasive aspects in VAMR; VAMR in learning, education and culture; VAMR in aviation; Industrial applications of VAMR. The first volume focuses on topics related to developing and evaluating VAMR environments, gesture-based, haptic and multimodal interaction in VAMR, as well as social, emotional, psychological and persuasive aspects in VAMR, while the second focusses on topics related to VAMR in learning, education and culture, VAMR in aviation, and industrial applications of VAMR.

Architectural Approach to Level Design

Architectural Approach to Level Design

Author: Christopher W. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351116282

Category: Computers

Page: 579

View: 813

Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of architecture. Now in its second edition, An Architectural Approach to Level Design presents architectural techniques and theories for you to use in your own work. The author connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with that space. It also addresses industry issues like how to build interesting tutorial levels and how to use computer-generated level design systems without losing the player-focused design of handmade levels. Throughout the text, you will learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. FEATURES Presents case studies that offer insight on modern level design practices, methods, and tools Presents perspectives from industry designers, independent game developers, scientists, psychologists, and academics Explores how historical structures can teach us about good level design Shows how to use space to guide or elicit emotion from players Includes chapter exercises that encourage you to use principles from the chapter in digital prototypes, playtesting sessions, paper mock-ups, and design journals Bringing together topics in game design and architecture, this book helps you create better spaces for your games. Software independent, the book discusses tools and techniques that you can use in crafting your interactive worlds.