A Game Design Vocabulary

A Game Design Vocabulary

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Master the Principles and Vocabulary of Game Design Why arena€™t videogames getting better? Why does it feel like wea€™re playing the same games, over and over again? Why arena€™t games helping us transform our lives, like great music, books, and movies do? The problem is language. We still dona€™t know how to talk about game design. We cana€™t share our visions. We forget what works (and doesna€™t). We dona€™t learn from history. Ita€™s too hard to improve. The breakthrough starts here. A Game Design Vocabulary gives us the complete game design framework we desperately needa€”whether we create games, study them, review them, or build businesses on them. Craft amazing experiences. Anna Anthropy and Naomi Clark share foundational principles, examples, and exercises that help you create great player experiencesa€bcomplement intuition with design disciplinea€band craft games that succeed brilliantly on every level. Liberate yourself from stale clichAcs and genres Tell great stories: go way beyond cutscenes and text dumps Control the crucial relationships between game a€œverbsa€ and a€œobjectsa€ Wield the full power of development, conflict, climax, and resolution Shape scenes, pacing, and player choices Deepen context via art, animation, music, and sound Help players discover, understand, engage, and a€œtalk backa€ to you Effectively use resistance and difficulty: the a€œpush and pulla€ of games Design holistically: integrate visuals, audio, and controls Communicate a design vision everyone can understandSuperMario Bros., 1985, didna#39;t need a tutorial. ... The printed manual packaged with the game con- tained more information about how to play, but perhaps keeping in mind how often manuals go unread or get lost far before the software theyanbsp;...

Title:A Game Design Vocabulary
Author:Anna Anthropy, Naomi Clark
Publisher:Addison-Wesley Professional - 2014-02-20


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