A K Peters/CRC Press
296 pages | 19 B/W Illus.
This book provides readers with a solid understanding of game development, design, narrative, charaterization, plot, back story and world creation elements that are crucial for game writers and designers as they create a detailed world setting, adventure, characters, narrative and plot suitable for possible publication. Game design and development issues such as writing for games, emergent complexity, risk reward systems, competitive and cooperative game play will be investigated, analyzed and critiqued. Examples will be used to highlight and explain the various concepts involved and how the game development process works.
Foreword. Introduction. Beginning the Process. Game Concept. Game Design. Game Mechanics. Gameplay. Story. Setting. Characters. Enemies and Monsters. Adventure. Challenges. Rewards. End Game. Optional Elements. Publishing. Conclusion. Glossary. Appendix: Worksheet.