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      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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  1. Blazing Saddles
  2. You might want to check out Space Cowboys. Its one of the few mmorpgs that has integrated voice chat.
  3. They guy who posted the video on Youtube said this guy's show was on public access there for like 3 weeks. He went on to say that he has searched but didnt find anything else on "The Spirit of Truth"
  4. Flowing from the Survival Scroll
  5. Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d' Type mismatch: '[string: ""]' /adventure/default.asp, line 189
  6. I get along pretty well with my in-laws. There was a little tension when my mother-in-law moved in for a month after we had our first child, but now (she doesnt live here any more) everthing is great.
  7. As long as you are going to college, there is nothing wrong with living at home. But after graduation, getting a job and you are still at home, there might be a problem. My parents always made it clear that they were gonna 'put rollerskates on my feet and kick me in the ass' when I turned 18. They didnt :). I stayed home, while in college until age 20 (junior and college). BTW, If you are a parent with adult children at home that wont leave, start walking around the house naked. Wait until your kid is eating breakfast and walk in the kitchen naked and get some juice and read the paper. :)
  8. The question shouldn't be what you can get away with, it should be can you afford to be sued? Being right or wrong doesnt matter sometimes in civil cases, its who has the highest paid lawyer. Best to stay on the safe side.
  9. Depending on just how old your pc is, the Orignal Bard's Tale games were great. So were the old Gold Box SSI Dungeons and Dragons games. Also there is Eternal Lands, its a mmorpg but the client wont kill your comp. It's free btw, free to download, free to play. Go Here.
  10. I pee in the shower. Now a question to all those that say they dont. If you have the urge to pee while in the shower, do you get out of the shower?
  11. Do you remeber where you bought it? If you got it from Wal-Mart, they will take it back. I know they have that 30 day yada yada....reciept yada yada yada stuff posted, but just on a whim I took a broken dvd player I had for like 3 years back and got a new one.
  12. One game that is at least trying to break the mold of the power leveling trend in mmorpgs is Seed. Its currently in closed beta. Second Life is another mmog that takes a different approach. It now offers a free account, that is verified via supported cell phone carriers. I havent played either of these.
  13. Classic Family Guy clip: Family Guy: Where's My Money
  14. Eternal Lands The Goods: MMORPG, Free to play, open source (client), great community, Linux support The Catch: gameplay is a bit slow, but still fun.