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      Download the Game Design and Indie Game Marketing Freebook   07/19/17

      GameDev.net and CRC Press have teamed up to bring a free ebook of content curated from top titles published by CRC Press. The freebook, Practices of Game Design & Indie Game Marketing, includes chapters from The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, and An Architectural Approach to Level Design. The GameDev.net FreeBook is relevant to game designers, developers, and those interested in learning more about the challenges in game development. We know game development can be a tough discipline and business, so we picked several chapters from CRC Press titles that we thought would be of interest to you, the GameDev.net audience, in your journey to design, develop, and market your next game. The free ebook is available through CRC Press by clicking here. The Curated Books The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition, by Jesse Schell Presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, anthropology, and more. Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again. View it here. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, by Joel Dreskin Marketing is an essential but too frequently overlooked or minimized component of the release plan for indie games. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing provides you with the tools needed to build visibility and sell your indie games. With special focus on those developers with small budgets and limited staff and resources, this book is packed with tangible recommendations and techniques that you can put to use immediately. As a seasoned professional of the indie game arena, author Joel Dreskin gives you insight into practical, real-world experiences of marketing numerous successful games and also provides stories of the failures. View it here. An Architectural Approach to Level Design This is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. It connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. View it here. Learn more and download the ebook by clicking here. Did you know? GameDev.net and CRC Press also recently teamed up to bring GDNet+ Members up to a 20% discount on all CRC Press books. Learn more about this and other benefits here.
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Probably won't be around here for a while... kiddy # 2 due any hour now... already given us a few sleepless nights and one false alarm and he's not even here yet!

Neeeeeed.... sleeeeep...

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Congrats! Bring a laptop into the delivery room and see if you can crank out some code before your wife smashes you on the head with it....
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Cheers GameDev people :) All went to plan - nuvver healthy blokey in our clan - now the real work begins (for me anyway!)

...I was almost tempted jt ;)
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awww congrate mate!! gald to here it all went well..

my lovely lady wants to be having one soon!! well first theres a marrage to get out the way!! but then she wants little babies to keep us up all night as well~!!


any way like i say conratlations sir and feel free to have a day or two enjoying the new arrivial before you get back to th3e important job of coding ;)


take care and have a drink on us :)
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Been there done that. Now I just let 'em stay awake in the gameroom until they nod off.

P.S. I'm not advising that for the rest of you...
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Many drinks had, devil ;)

Lol yeah the missus already protests about me turning the first one into a 'game geek' :)
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and whats the matter with being a 'game geek' ?

I tell you girls just dont understand..........


gratz again.
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