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Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games

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Publisher Comments:

Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in prototyping, playtesting and redesigning your own games with exercises that teach essential design skills.

Workshop exercises require no background in programming or artwork, releasing you from the intricacies of electronic game production, so you can develop a working understanding of the essentials of game design.

Features:

* A design methodology used in the USC Interactive Media program, a cutting edge program funded in part of Electronic Arts.

* Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts, and the design methodology

* Insights from top industry game designers, including Noah Falstein, American McGee, Peter Molyneux

Synopsis:

Now fully updated, this design workshop examines the fundamental elements of game design; then puts readers to work in prototyping, playtesting, and redesigning their own games with exercises that teach essential design skills.

About the Author

Tracy Fullerton, M.F.A., is a game designer, educator and writer with fifteen years of professional experience. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinema-Television where she serves as Co-Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab. Recent credits include faculty advisor for the award-winning student game Cloud, and game designer for The Night Journey a unique game/art project with media artist Bill Viola. Prior to joining the USC faculty, she was president and founder of the interactive television game developer, Spiderdance, Inc. Spiderdance’s games included NBC’s Weakest Link, MTV’s webRIOT, The WB’s No Boundaries, History Channel’s History IQ, Sony Game Show Network’s Inquizition and TBS’s Cyber Bond. Before starting Spiderdance, Tracy was a founding member of the New York design firm R/GA Interactive. As a producer and creative director she created games and interactive products for clients including Sony, Intel, Microsoft, AdAge, Ticketmaster, Compaq, and Warner Bros. among many others.

Award-winning game designer, educator and writer with 15 years of professional experience (SIGGRAPH 2007 best paper AWARD for Tracy’s game project “Night Journey”). Assistant Professor at USC School of Cinema-Television where she serves as Co-Director of the Electronic Arts Game Innovation Lab. Based in L.A.

Table of Contents

The Role of the Game Designer; The Structure of Games; Working with Formal Elements; Working with Dramatic Elements; Working with System Dynamics; Conceptualization; Prototyping; Digital Prototyping; Playtesting; Functionality, Completeness, and Balance; Fun and Accessibility; Team Structures; Stages of Development; The Design Document; Understanding the Game Industry

; Selling Yourself and Your Ideas to the Game Industry

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240809748
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Subject:
Computer graphics
With:
Hoffman, Steven S.
With:
Swain, Christopher
Author:
Fullerton, Tracy
Author:
Hoffman, Steven S.
Author:
Swain, Christopher
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Video & Electronic - General
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Game Programming
Subject:
Programming - Games
Subject:
Computer games -- Programming.
Subject:
Video & Electronic
Subject:
Software Engineering-Game Design
Series:
Gama Network Series
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Business » Communication
Business » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Game Design
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Object Oriented Programming

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