Game design requires many skills including imagination, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. These characteristics make it a natural fit for the Maker movement. From board games to video games, this exciting title introduces readers to the essential basics of game design including game components and systems, prototype design, play testing, and the steps in the iterative design process. “Makers and Shakers” sidebars introduce readers to some of the world’s greatest game designers and innovators. The title also includes engaging, step-by-step Maker projects to put their game design skills to work.
Do you enjoy building castles, leading fantasy armies, and developing strategies to divide and conquer? This tactical guide will appeal to strategy games enthusiasts looking for tips and tricks to dominate in their favorite games. They'll also enjoy reading about how these games were made and who the masterminds were behind them.
From adventure games to endless running, this title helps gamers remaster their skills with tips and tricks to reach new levels. Readers will also love finding out about game designers and innovators and how they made a lifestyle into a career.
Learn how to work together with other gamers as a team or as a strategy against other players in large online games. Co-ops, Teams, and MMOs gives tips and tricks for a variety of games and styles, including role-playing games.
Up your skills with this insightful guide to speed racer games. Readers who love twists, turns, and loops will find next level hacks and cheats in this title, which also features bios of game designers and makers.
Choose an avatar and jump into the virtual world. This exciting gaming title introduces readers to top game creators, and gives tips and tricks for creating and customizing virtual world games familiar to readers.
So, you like to take on a character and interact with other gamers? Action-Adventure Games will help readers up their skills, explore further, and load up on more loot. They'll also love learning about game designers and innovators and how they made a lifestyle into a life.
The video game is fresh out of the packaging, but what happened before that to get that game into your hands? The Economics of a Video Game takes a fascinating look at the production process and financing of a video game. Various links in the economic chain include development of a prototype, pitching the game to a publisher for funding, development of the software by designers and programmers, testing, advertising, trade shows demonstrations, packaging, and distribution.
In this interesting title, readers learn about the process of manufacturing toys and the materials that are used. Environmental issues and working conditions are revealed, shedding new light on where todays childrens favorite toys come from. Readers will also learn about new efforts companies are making to provide their workers with fair wages and safe working conditions around the world.