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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. WHAT THE HELL IS EVERYONE DOING THIS WEEKEND
  2. Feelings are like bees. Easy to catch... and constantly lingering around... but damn the sting hurts.
  3. May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you, and heaven accept you.
  4. Gotta love spring time in the winter.
  5. I feel like i'm the topic of conversation at my house when people come over. People can't seem to shut the fark up about my personal life and keep my name out their mouths.
  6. Don't think baltimore's kicker is ever going to play another NFL game. Go Pats!
  7. Game day, 3 o'clock, whose coming to my house to watch it? Good food, great people and great times!!!
  8. As an artist, I find it disconcerting that so many people are against SOPA. This includes many other artists. QUESTIONS: Why the fark would you be against something thats whole purpose is to stop unwanted distribution of your own IP? Why the fark is it a huge fiasco for people whose IP is not theirs, to want every goddamn thing for free? YOU did not spend countless hours developing/writing/recording/whatevering this IP... what gives you the right to pirate someone else's work and contribute...
  9. Thanks mother nature for that weak ass snow storm and this upcoming heat wave.
  10. Sideways in Lou's TL. Good times!!!
  11. I ain't gonna sweat ya, baby I'mma let ya Catch up with ya game, run faster
  12. Really wish people would just be real and keep it 100...
  13. CRAAAZZZZYYY night last night