Game designers spend their lives solving extraordinary problems and facing mind-bending paradoxes. Itas their job to make a meticulous plan for aspontaneous funa players will want to experience over and over again. Pressure is heaped on with demands for innovation and blockbuster status. So designers find themselves facing an abyss of problems, pressure, and possibilities, armed only with their brains and an assortment of design principles they picked up over years of experience. For the first time, 100 Principles of Game Design gathers some of the best of these big ideas into one toolkit. Seasoned designers will be glad they donat have to hold it all in their heads anymore, and beginning design students can use the book to learn the tools of the trade. When the going gets tough, everyone can turn to this book for guidance, inspiration, or just to remind them of what works. Collected from every popular school of thought in game design, these core principles are organized by theme: innovation, creation, balancing, and troubleshooting. ac Includes advances from the worldas leading authorities on game design, some explained by the creators themselves ac A reference book of finite, individual principles for easy access, providing a jumping off point for further research ac Principles originating in fields as diverse as architecture, psychiatry, and economics, but shown here as they apply to game design ac Richly designed with illustrations and photos, making each principle easy to understand and memorable ac Timeless approach includes feedback loops, game mechanics, prototyping, economies of scale, user-centered design, and much more Professional designers and instructors at one of the worldas leading game design institutions lay out the building blocks of diverse knowledge required to design even the simplest of games.When the going gets tough, everyone can turn to this book for guidance, inspiration, or just to remind them of what works.
|Title||:||100 Principles of Game Design|
|Publisher||:||New Riders - 2012-12-18|