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Hi i was looking at this book Game Development and Production (Wordware Game Developer's Library) and am wondering if anyone on these forums have this book? if you do have it is it a good book? i am wanting to make a game and don't know how to design everything out correctly. I have a team of 4 people upto now and don't have a clear understanding of game production.

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I have read the book, and in short it is a great and informative book.

But it does have some downsides:

1)The writer of the book Erik Bethke is the CEO of a failed studio (he talks about why a lot of studios fail do to no pllaning, yet his studio closed down, so its ironic, oh and the book was written before his studio closed).
2)You seem to want something about designing and this book has none.

but besides this cons the book is a great book which i loved since it gives good hard techniques to how keep your projects alive and efficient.

P.S
Erik Bethke's company closed its US studio do to a cancel of thier latest project black9 by mejasco since they didnt like the way the game was prograssing.
But the company moved to korea where they still operate today.

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