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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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GDNet Newsletter - is it still being sent out?

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I registered for the newsletter about two weeks ago, and I haven't received any yet. I checked my spam folder and I don't see it in there either - has any been sent out recently? Is there a GameDev.net webpage where I can see archives of past newsletters?

 

[b][Edit:][/b] /facepalm Not being able to find the newsletter link anywhere on the website, I'm pretty sure I just googled 'gamedev newsletter' and signed up on this page... which is part of the old archive site. I wonder how many other people signed up on the wrong page. mellow.png

 

Where is the new newsletter signup page? And where can I find the past newsletters?

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My Settings > Notification Options > Send me news and information

 

But I'm not sure if it is possible to read old newsletters.

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Jason agreed to take over the newsletters about two weeks ago or so.   I will drop him a line and see where we are at..   there is probably just a miscommunication going on.   Jason wants to expand the newsletter with original writing and stories as well, which will be pretty awesome.

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Ooh, good timing -- I actually just dropped you a line about this Mike!

 

We should have some exciting new content in our newsletters starting soon -- it's been a very popular request, and I think a lot of people will be happy with it. smile.png

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My Settings > Notification Options > Send me news and information

 

But I'm not sure if it is possible to read old newsletters.

Thanks, I didn't see that one! I'm checked on there also, so the old newsletter signup page might've signed me up for the new system. Unchecked/re-checked it just to be sure.

 

There should be a more apparent newsletter signup link somewhere on the site's interface to get new subscribers. Maybe at the bottom of each page under "Company Info".

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