The best Gaming books covering Game Design, Game Programming, Game Art and more. Focal Press is an imprint of Routledge.
Focal Press publishes a wide range of Gaming books covering Design, Development, History, Audio & Composition, 2D and 3D Art, Narrative and more. Our books are written by professional and academic experts who are dedicated to helping you take your talent to a higher level.
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…
Paperback – 2015-09-08
Looking to become more efficient using Unity? How to Cheat in Unity 5 takes a no-nonsense approach to help you achieve fast and effective results with Unity 5. Geared towards the intermediate user, HTC in Unity 5 provides content beyond what an introductory book offers, and allows you to…
Paperback – 2015-07-21
Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to create this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept…
Paperback – 2015-06-24
Focal Press Game Design Workshops
Only by finding and focusing on a core mechanism can you further your pursuit of elegance in strategy game design.Clockwork Game Design is the most functional and directly applicable theory for game design. It details the clockwork game design pattern, which focuses on building around fundamental…
Paperback – 2015-05-19
Corona SDK is one of the most powerful tools used to create games and apps for mobile devices. The market requires speed; new developers need to operate quickly and efficiently. Create 2D Mobile Games with Corona SDK gives you the tools needed to master Corona - even within the framework of…
Paperback – 2015-02-24
The indie game developer’s complete guide to running a studio. The climate for the games industry has never been hotter, and this is only set to continue as the marketplace for tablets, consoles and phones grow. Seemingly every day there is a story of how a successful app or game has earned…
Paperback – 2015-02-13
Animate the world around you! Follow along with veteran Disney effects artist Mauro Maressa as he teaches you how to create and animate natural phenomena like water, fire, smoke, lightning, lava, mud, and wind. Essential Effects will help you plan, draw, design, and animate traditional 2D effects,…
Paperback – 2017-01-15
This is not a book about Maya software with a few animation pointers thrown in here and there. This is a guide to Maya software written by professional animators. This book provides you with complete, set-by-step walkthroughs of essential animation techniques that increase your speed and efficiency…
Paperback – 2017-01-15
How To Cheat
Paperback – 2017-01-13
Sean Connelly publishes animation, game design and web design/development titles. These include both professional books and academic textbooks. With 15 years experience in publishing he welcomes new proposals in this area to add to our market leading animation and game design portfolio. Titles on our list include cutting edge software titles and evergreen art and technique books from some of the most widely recognized animators, game designers, and web designers working and teaching in the field today.