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  • Doing Things with Games

    Social Impact Through Play, 1st Edition

    By Lindsay D. Grace

    The book provides a contemporary foundation in designing social impact games. It is structured in 3 parts: understanding, application, and implementation. The book serves as a guide to designing social impact games, particularly focused on the needs of, media professionals, indie game designers and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29 
    CRC Press

  • Introduction to Game Analysis

    2nd Edition

    By Clara Fernández-Vara

    This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis. As the field of game studies grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay, graphics, sound, and replayablity, to more reflective writing that…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge

  • Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®

    From Theory to Experiments, 3rd Edition

    By Sumanta Guha, Sumanta Guha

    COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF SHADERS AND THE PROGRAMMABLE PIPELINE From geometric primitives to animation to 3D modeling to lighting, shading and texturing, Computer Graphics Through OpenGL®: From Theory to Experiments is a comprehensive introduction to computer graphics which uses an active learning…

    Hardback – 2019-01-07
    Chapman and Hall/CRC

  • The Video Games Textbook

    History • Business • Technology, 1st Edition

    By Brian J. Wardyga

    The Video Games Textbook takes the history of video games to another level, with visually-stimulating, comprehensive, and chronological chapters that are relevant and easy to read for a variety of students. Every chapter is a journey into a different era or area of gaming, where readers emerge with…

    Paperback – 2018-09-04
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Introduction to Web Interaction Design

    With HTML and CSS, 1st Edition

    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

  • Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas B. Zeman

    The evolution of story-telling is as old as the human race; from the beginning, when our ancestors first gathered around a campfire to share wondrous tales through oral traditions, to today, with information and stories being shared through waves and filling screens with words and images. Stories…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • 3D Game Environments

    Create Professional 3D Game Worlds, 2nd Edition

    By Luke Ahearn

    From a steamy jungle to a modern city, or even a sci-fi space station, 3D Game Environments is the ultimate resource to help you create AAA quality art for a variety of game worlds. Primarily using Photoshop and 3ds Max, students will learn to create realistic textures from photo source and a…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • 3D Game Textures

    Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop, 4th Edition

    By Luke Ahearn

    The new edition of 3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop features the most up-to-date techniques that allow you to create your own unique textures, shaders, and materials. Revised to take new technology into account, it is an ideal hands-on resource for creating online…

    Paperback – 2016-06-22
    A K Peters/CRC Press

  • Composing Music for Games

    The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring, 1st Edition

    By Chance Thomas

    Composing Music for Games  is a guidebook for launching and maintaining a successful career as a video game composer. It offers a pragmatic approach to learning, intensified through challenging project assignments and simulations. Author Chance Thomas begins with the foundation of scoring…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24
    Routledge

  • The GameMaker Standard

    1st Edition

    By David Vinciguerra, Andrew Howell

    This book teaches students and entry-level novices how to create games using the GameMaker engine. Readers will quickly hone their design skills with tutorials that are written so that beginners can quickly start building games while also providing lessons on how designers can ‘level up’ and add…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Focal Press Game Design Workshops

  • Understanding Video Games

    The Essential Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen, Jonas Heide Smith, Susana Pajares Tosca

    Understanding Video Games is a crucial guide for newcomers to video game studies and experienced game scholars alike. This revised and updated third edition of the pioneering text provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of game studies, and highlights changes in the gaming industry,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

  • Tabletop Game Design for Video Game Designers

    1st Edition

    By Ethan Ham

    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
    Routledge

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