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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. "Have you ever seen a taxi at a petrol station?" ~Will Kirkby
  2. Looks good! It's helping me keep my maths fresh during the summer!
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  4. Hey guys,   I've been thinking over a problem today and I wanted to have some input from you lot! :D I have a DX11 engine I'm building up and I need a system where I can load in different model types, .obj, .md5 that sorta thing. But I can't seem to come up with a way to decouple the file loading from the data itself.    I thought I'd start here because you have much more experience than me :P      This is the general Idea I have in my head. Using FileLoadingManager as a singleton and IFileImporter as an interface.   How would you do it? Design limitations?   This is a learning exercise for me so throw books, examples and whatever else you want at me too :D   Many Thanks.
  5. I recently tried to use the DevIL Image libraries but I decided to give up. So I took all references of it out of my code and took it out of the directory's. BUT I'm still getting an LNK1104 Error it says "cannot open ilut.h" I don't know if I'm missing something :/ Any help would really help me out
  6. Has watched every episode of the season 1 of prison break in less than 1 and a half days xD
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    The Unity Website has a good section of documentation and a few tutorials I believe. [url="http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/"]http://unity3d.com/support/documentation/[/url]
  8. up at 12:30am learning to program in C++, I love being a nerd xD
  9. Well my showing went well !