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Hey guys, I've just received these two books from Amazon, on game design:

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[b][url="http://www.amazon.com/Game-Design-Practice-Wordware-Developers/dp/1556229127/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335444521&sr=8-1"]The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design[/url][/b]
By: Flint Dille & John Zuur Platten

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[b][url="http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Video-Writing-Design/dp/158065066X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335444572&sr=1-1"]Game Design Theory & Practice - Second Edition[/url][/b]
By: Richard Rouse III (illustration by Steve Ogden, Foreword by Noah Falstein)

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What's your opinions? and do you guys have other books to recommend? Discuss.

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I haven't read either of them, but I am currently reading [url="http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Game-Design-lenses/dp/0123694965"]The Art Of Game Design[/url] by Jesse Schell. I highly recommend it. (..though I don't know what's in the two books you bought, so I don't know if there's overlap or conflicting advise.)

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Hmm, interesting. I might look into that one. Oh and it's not a problem if some books conflict, that's just positive because it forces you to contemplate things more deeply and ask [i]why[/i]. (If only more game writers would apply [i]that[/i] to their games, I know I'm going to hihi.)

Thanks, mate. Anyone else? [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] Edited by DrMadolite

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I'm actually part of the way through "The Ultimate Guide" right now! Lots of useful stuff in there--not just about the actual mechanics of writing for games, but about the business end and working with other developers, too. Though I do have to say: for a book about [b]writing[/b], there's an awful lot of typos in it.

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[quote name='Paul Franzen' timestamp='1335883260' post='4936430']Though I do have to say: for a book about [b]writing[/b], there's an awful lot of typos in it.
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LOL I haven't noticed that yet, but that's epic. [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img] Edited by DrMadolite

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