Spelunky (Boss Fight Books, #11)

When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in 2008, his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics, extreme difficulty, and random level generation Four years later, Spelunky s HD remake went on to become PC Gamer s Game of

Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards

The new era of Gamification and Human Focused Design optimizes for motivation and engagement over traditional Function Focused Design Within the industry, studies on game mechanics and behavioral psychology have become proliferate However, few people understand how to merge the two fields into

How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design

An engaging examination of how video game design can create strong, positive emotional experiences for players, with examples from popular, indie, and art games This is a renaissance moment for video games in the variety of genres they represent, and the range of emotional territory they cover.

Slay the Dragon: Writing Great Video Games

Writing for the multibillion dollar video game industry is unlike writing for any other medium Slay the Dragon will help you understand the challenges and offer creative solutions to writing for a medium where the audience not only demands a great story, but to be a driving force within it Aimed

The Game Narrative Toolbox (Focal Press Game Design Workshops)

Learn how to create compelling game storylines.Four experiencednarrative designers from different genres of game developmenthave banded together tocreate this all inclusive guide on what it s like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry From concept to final testing,

Beginner's Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop: Characters

Beginner s Guide to Digital Painting Characters is a comprehensive guide for artists wishing to create convincing and detailed characters It features established artists such as Charlie Bowater concept artist at Atomhawk and Derek Stenning freelance concept artist and illustrator, with clients