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!
Emotional Intelligence has been a topic of interest since 1990, however, many managers, leaders and people alike, fail to understand how this concept can transform their daily lives. Traditionally, to undersatnd the concept of Emotional Intelligence it would take a good 200-300 pages, long gone are those days. Level Up is the new solution, a business book that gets to the point, and presents the major areas of EI with teeth. Since we spend much of our time dealing with others, it would be nice to read a condensed version of EI as fast as it would be to prepare a light dinner. Level Up is the leadership book you can sit down with a cup of coffee and read in one setting. After you are done reading, you are challenged to "Level Up" and rise to the occassion. Bully leadership is an outdated concept and as a result this type of book is long overdue. Be apart of the new generation of leadership, "Level Up" will get you there.
Reach your peak psychological potential with these 120 activities that challenge and build emotional strength, flexibility, and resiliency so you can overcome any obstacle. Mental toughness no longer has to be reserved for Navy Seals, world-class athletes, or high-powered CEOs. Now you can also experience this trait to help you succeed and reach your peak potential. You can train yourself to take on these challenges with ease. In Level Up, learn how to tackle any obstacle with composure, clear thinking, and dexterity. This activity-based book builds your mental strength through 120 exercises, prompts, quizzes, and more. These exercises will help you increase your mental focus, emotional resiliency, and psychological agility, all of which allow you to constantly evaluate where you are and keep pushing you closer to your goals. Work through your aspirations without getting bogged down by the obstacles and experience mental toughness—no matter how hard things get.
Leveling up is the only foolproof success strategy. It means owning your responsibility for taking control of who you are, what you do, and what your life will become. This book is written for the men and women grinding it out every day at work and wanting so badly to be more valued and get to the next level. It’s for the young professionals entering the workforce with big dreams who want to know exactly what it takes to advance in their career. It’s for anyone who has wanted more out of life but just hasn’t been able to make the shift to take control of their future. Many books teach you the steps you need to take to change your life. But they’re missing the critical foundational action that is necessary to ensure your new habits stick—the one element that distinguishes high-achieving professionals from those still waiting for success to find them. Most people know what they should do, and yet they don’t do it. The fact is that it does not matter how much you know—nothing will change for you unless you own the responsibility of leveling up. Alyson Van Hooser has discovered the crucial knowledge you must have, actions you must take, and areas of your life you must own if you want to shift the trajectory of your professional life to work in your favor. In Level Up, you’ll learn the secrets to professionalization and the exact steps required to gain respect, increase opportunity, and harness the power to crush all your goals, including: How to lay down your law so you don’t get off track How to get ahead by identifying and strategically adapting to what motivates individuals in different generations, from different social classes, with different life experiences How to make your emotions work for rather than against you Ways to make networking impressive instead of awkward What self-care truly means (hint: choosing YOU and your goals) And much more! Be bold. Make your own hype. And be accountable to the grind. Success and growth are often uncomfortable, but you’re not going to crush your goals by sitting idle, doing the bare minimum, and following the herd. It’s time to LEVEL UP.
The first book in Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series, Level Up, now with a bonus epilogue and an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the series, One True Pairing! Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can't do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get... Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time... and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world. Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?
For the past 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life. If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can’t seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Steve’s book, Level Up Your Life, is for you. He will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Joes and Jills have joined Steve’s Rebellion through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, and leveled up their lives--losing weight, getting stronger, and living better. In Level Up Your Life, you’ll meet more than a dozen of these members of The Rebellion: men and women, young and old, single and married, from all walks of life who have created superhero versions of themselves to live adventurously and happily. Within this guide, you’ll follow in their footsteps and learn exactly how to: • Create your own “Alter Ego” with real-life super powers • Build your own Epic Quest List, broken into categories and difficulty levels • Hack your productivity habits to start making progress • Train your body for any adventure • Build in rewards and accountability that will actually motivate you to succeed • Travel the world freely (and cheaply) • Recruit the right allies to your side and find powerful mentors for guidance Adventure is out there, and the world needs more heroes. Will you heed the call?
Level Up Your Essays is the essential guide to essay writing for university students. Written by the people who mark your essays, it will show you step-by-step how to write high-quality essays that will get you top marks. This book will guide you through all the stages, including your essay plan, developing research strategies, writing with distinction, finishing strongly with editing, and getting your referencing right every time. Bursting with insider tips and tricks on what markers look for, this clear and easy-to-use guide includes: 22 worksheets with exercises and checklists The secret formula for a good essay (yes, there is a formula!) Practical insights into digital tools to help you with research, writing and referencing Guidelines for getting your academic English right every time Common mistakes and missteps and how to fix them Straightforward information for international students Successful time management strategies so you never hand in an essay late No matter what grades you get now, this book will revolutionise your essay writing – and get you the marks to prove it. 'Whether you're just starting out at university or well into your graduate studies, this book contains incredibly valuable advice that will help you take your writing to the next level.' — Miranda Gronow, BA (Hons), University of Melbourne, D Phil Candidate 'More than just a guide to structure and writing style, this book demystifies the essay-writing process, giving insight into what lecturers want to read. I can't recommend it strongly enough.' — Dr Catherine J Frieman, Associate Professor, Australian National University
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!
In this lively and practical book, seasoned educator Jonathan Cassie shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that’s revolutionizing K–12 education. Games are well known for their ability to inspire persistence. The best ones feature meaningful choices that have lasting consequences, reward experimentation, provide a like-minded community of players, and gently punish failure and encourage risk-taking behavior. Players feel challenged, but not overwhelmed. A gamified lesson bears these same hallmarks. It is explicitly gamelike in its design and fosters perseverance, creativity, and resilience. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they’ve learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding. In this book, Cassie covers * What happens to student learning when it is gamified. * Why you might want to gamify instruction for your students. * The process for gamifying both your classroom and your lessons. If you want to see your students engaged, motivated, and excited about learning, join Jonathan Cassie on a journey that will add a powerful new set of ideas and practices to your teaching toolkit. The gamified classroom—an exciting new frontier of 21st century learning—awaits you and your students. Will you answer the call?
Check out the ultimate annual video game guide from Scholastic AFK! Level Up 2023 is full of the latest information on the hottest games of the last year, how they were developed, and how to beat them. Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to all your favorite games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and hottest new ones coming in 2023! Level Up 2023 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and streamers, featuring a bunch of the year's greatest gaming moments.This complete guide is packed with secrets, stats, tips, and tricks for all your favorite games. All games featured in AFK's Level Up 2023 are rated T for Teen or younger -- perfect for young gamers.
Grime music has been central to British youth culture since the beginning of the 21st century. Performed by MCs and DJs, it is an Afrodiasporic form that developed on street corners, on pirate radio and at raves. Level Up: Live Performance and Creative Process in Grime Music offers the first long-form ethnographic study of grime practice; it questions how and why artists do what they do; and it asks what this can tell us about creative process and improvisation more widely. Based on research conducted in London’s grime scene—facilitated by the author’s long-standing role as a DJ and broadcaster—this book explores the form’s emergence before taking a magnifying glass to the contemporary scene and its performance protocol, exploring the practice of key artists and their crews living and working in the city. The resultant model of creative interaction provides a comprehensive mapping of collective social learning in London’s informal cityscape, offering new ways to conceptualise improvisatory practice within ensembles.
Years have passed since dungeons sprung up around the world. When adventurer Amane Rin awakens to a unique skill called "Dungeon Teleporting," the rules can't touch him anymore. This is the tale of how he races to become the world's strongest (and fastest-progressing) adventurer!