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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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  1. Ever since I could actually start growing a real man beard in the last few years; I not only don't hate bourbon anymore, but its the only thing I actually like to drink now. Coincidence? You decide. ;p
  2. RIP Mike Wallace
  3. happy easter everyone
  4. Tell me why puppies find the most valuable things in your house to chew up?
  5. Well be right back with more chappelle show - Daniel Tosh. :p
  6. Droverstock was fun.
  7. Something websites need to stop doing is offering me an ad. And then providing a "no thanks" button to click on. Perhaps i dont want to show you gratitude for annoying me with some offer I will never click on. A "No, F**K OFF!" button is more accurate towards my feelings when Im trying to close your damn ad!
  8. Tornadoes coming our way. FML
  9. Mmmm. Life is short? How so if its the longest thing you will ever do?
  10. So just found out my demo was shown at GDC. But only at the booth because they were pressed for time. However they are sending me a PSN card for making it. :D
  11. You know that feeling you get when you kick somebody dramatic off of your friend list? Its pretty damn awesome.
  12. SyNAPSE, probably the greatest invention created by the human mind, to map out how the human mind works, so we can create a computer that operates like it has a human mind...... And it only has 20,000 views on youtube. Yet, the top 6 most watched videos are (3 billion views altogether) Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Waka Waka, a baby named charlie, Eminem and Lady Gaga.
  13. So i lost my voice and im left with a voice that sounds just like lead singer Brain Johnson from ACDC. Lawl.
  14. Is it weird that I spent all day yesterday programming while watching Law and Order, then spent all night dreaming I was programming Law and Order?
  15. What if you met a guy named John Doe. Would you be skeptical?