• Announcements

    • khawk

      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.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

vissione

Newbie Programming Group

8 posts in this topic

As you all know, there was a thread where a lot of people signed up to join a new group. I feel there is a really bad leadership in that group, theres too many people to handle. They even have a REALLY bad forum. I''m trying to convince them that there are ways to get a decent forum like this one yet they are stubborn on using that peice of crap Yahoo! Group thing. I''m now going to recruit again members to join my group. I''m not very good in C++ or DirectX yet, but when it comes to leadership I know my stuff. I would like serious people that want to learn together with others, sort of like a online classroom, please join. I''ll post information on where and how we''ll be in contact later. For now I want to see how many are interested. --------------------------- let your presence be felt ---------------------------
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I''m well-versed in game programming theory (along with the programming itself) but have never actually programmed a game before. This group of yours sounds like an ideal opportunity.

rightwingparanoid@yahoo.com
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I''d be interested also, i''ve thought about coding games for awhile now, and i even have a few ideas stashed away in a notebook under my bed...so, i''d really be interested...

SubVerTikaL@hotmail.com

Inflict Strain Upon The Structure
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The forum is at: http://www.mooshooz.com/forum/index.php Projects and such are being discussed and planned(in my sleep lol goodnight g2g)

---------------------------
let your presence be felt
---------------------------
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You don't need the (/index.php) bit.

P.S: I'm in the group

Edited by - The new guy on January 11, 2002 8:58:03 PM
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
History of my URL:

ctrl+D then
ctrl+c then
ctrl+v here then

Tada! We got the complete url yay! lol man don''t worry I''m not mad...o_O

---------------------------
let your presence be felt
---------------------------
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites