Game Development Products

  • 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 – 2017-10-07 
    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 it is delivering. The game user experience accounts for the whole experience players have with a video game, from…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21 
    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 – 2017-07-11
    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

  • How to Cheat in Blender 2.7x

    By Alan Thorn

    Blender is a vast and customizable 3D-modeling application used by many artists across creative industries, from television to games. This newest book, in Alan Thorn’s How to Cheat series, offers insightful and bite-sized power-tips to help you develop Blender mastery. More than five hundred…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03
    CRC Press
    How To Cheat

  • Aaron Marks' Complete Guide to Game Audio

    For Composers, Sound Designers, Musicians, and Game Developers, 3rd Edition

    By Aaron Marks

    Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry. This…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • 2D to VR with Unity5 and Google Cardboard

    By Roberto Dillon

    The book provides an up-to-date introduction to the latest version of Unity and its workflow by guiding readers through various prototypes. These range from 2D to 3D game concepts for PC and mobile, will allow readers to get acquainted with several important concepts and allow them to become…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Translation and Localisation in Video Games

    Making Entertainment Software Global

    By Miguel Á. Bernal-Merino

    This book is a multidisciplinary study of the translation and localisation of video games. It offers a descriptive analysis of the industry – understood as a global phenomenon in entertainment – and aims to explain the norms governing present industry practices, as well as game localisation…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

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