Game Development Products

  • Workflow

    A Practical Guide to the Creative Process

    By Doron Meir

    A pro isn’t just a person who can do it well. It’s a person who can do it well every time, on demand and on deadline; which is why the key to being a professional creative is having a great creative process. Whether it’s writing a book, animating a shot, designing a game level or composing a…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08 
    CRC Press

  • VR Developer Gems

    Edited by William R. Sherman

    This book takes the practicality of other "Gems" series such as "Graphics Gems" and "Game Programming Gems" and provide a quick reference for novice and expert programmers alike to swiftly track down a solution to a task needed for their VR project. Reading the book from cover to cover is not the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Virtual Reality Filmmaking

    Techniques & Best Practices for VR Filmmakers

    By Celine Tricart

    Virtual Reality Filmmaking presents a comprehensive guide to the use of virtual reality in filmmaking, including narrative, documentary, live event production, and more. Written by Celine Tricart, a filmmaker and an expert in new technologies, the book provides a hands-on guide to creative…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Focal Press

  • Punk Playthings

    Provocations for 21st Century Game Makers

    By Sean Taylor, Chris Lowthorpe

    Punk Playthings is an antidote to complacency and orthodoxy. Packed with probes and provocations that explore game making through fresh lenses for uncertain times, it challenges gaming monoculture by constructing a trading space for ideas and learning from across domains and cultures. Punk…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13 
    CRC Press

  • Situational Game Design

    By Brian Upton

    Situational Design lays out a new methodology for designing and critiquing videogames. While most game design books focus on games as formal systems, Situational Design concentrates squarely on player experience. It looks at how playfulness is not a property of a game considered in isolation, but…

    Paperback – 2017-11-06 
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Interactive Digital Narrative

    History, Theory and Practice

    Edited by Hartmut Koenitz, Gabriele Ferri, Mads Haahr, Diğdem Sezen, Tonguç İbrahim Sezen

    The book is concerned with narrative in digital media that changes according to user input—Interactive Digital Narrative (IDN). It provides a broad overview of current issues and future directions in this multi-disciplinary field that includes humanities-based and computational perspectives. It…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education

  • The Gamer's Brain

    How Neuroscience and UX Can Impact Video Game Design

    By Celia Hodent

    Making a successful video game is hard. Even games that are successful at launch may fail to engage and retain players in the long term due to issues with the user experience (UX) that they are delivering. The game user experience accounts for the whole experience players have with a video game,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    CRC Press

  • Storytelling for Virtual Reality

    Methods and Principles for Crafting Immersive Narratives

    By John Bucher

    Storytelling for Virtual Reality serves as a bridge between students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Focal Press

  • Building Virtual Reality with Unity and Steam VR

    By Jeff W Murray

    This book takes a hands-on approach to getting up and running with virtual reality using the Unity game engine. By utilizing the free SteamVR libraries, the book and its example code is compatible with the main virtual reality head mounted displays currently available. The book also takes a look at…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Procedural Generation in Game Design

    Edited by Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams

    Making a game can be an intensive process, and if not planned accurately can easily run over budget. The use of procedural generation in game design can help with the intricate and multifarious aspects of game development; thus facilitating cost reduction. This form of development enables games to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Story Structure and Development

    A Guide for Animators, VFX Artists, Game Designers, and Virtual Reality

    By Craig Caldwell

    Professor Craig Caldwell’s Story Structure and Development offers a clear approach to the essentials of story. It lays out the fundamental elements, principles, and structure for animators, designers, and artists so they can incorporate these concepts in their work. As a practical guide it includes…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
    CRC Press

  • Introduction to Web Interaction Design

    With HTML and CSS

    By Michael Macaulay

    This book introduces standard and new HTML5 elements and attributes and CSS3 properties commonly used in Web design as well as design guidelines for their effective use. Its approach of explaining every line of code in the examples it uses to show the usage of the HTML elements and CSS properties…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Chapman and Hall/CRC

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