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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. Hello, My name is Michael La Manna and I'm one of the co-founders of Floppy Entertainment, LLC.  We offer cost-effective outsourcing solutions for game developers.  Our talented and experienced team provides a variety of services including game design, programming, concept art, 3D assets, audio design and music.  If you have any questions or require an estimate for services please feel free to contact me. Thank you, Michael La Manna michael@floppyent.com www.floppyent.com  
  2. This is a little write up: Lil’ Sherman is a mobile game being developed by Floppy Entertainment for Android, iPhone and iPad. In the game, one plays as a WWII tank that must protect its Command Center and the incoming Convoy of Supplies. What makes Lil’ Sherman stand out among other mobile games is that it incorporates a tower defense style but is also a third person shooter. This game is being developed with a Cartoon Feel which makes it enjoyable for all ages and has a massive weapon and vehicle upgrade system for the diehard gamers.
  3. [size=2]Jacksonville Florida’s indie game developer Floppy Entertainment, has launched their first game “lil’ Sherman” on kickstarter. [/size] [size=2]Please back if you can.[/size] [url="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/floppyent/lil-sherman?ref=live"]http://www.kickstart...herman?ref=live[/url] [img]http://floppyent.com/funding/DefendingWebsiteBanner.jpg[/img] [url="http://www.floppyent.com"]www.floppyent.com[/url]
  4. Happy Holidays to everyone, will post some updates next week...
  5. The team is growing...
  6. weekly meeting at O'Brothers, I love that place http://t.co/S6YIvzoN
  7. Just went through 150 machine gun sounds!!!! Ahh
  8. Come on people, help us make 100 likes by next Friday.
  9. Working on a mobile game called lil' sherman.
  10. Gotta thank Chris for doing this great article on us at http://t.co/SryN8Y8B... http://t.co/3cPKR9pY
  11. Floppy Entertainment, Jacksonville Florida’s leading independent game developer is looking to hire 3 interns.... http://t.co/Vbg3aBQR