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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. I heard next  version of Unity 3d will have 2D support! think about it.
  2. Hello, i was wondering how to mod a game so i searched in google but I don't found anything usefull or related to my question, well I am here hoping you guys could help me enlighten, what I have to do?
  3.   Thanks, I will practise with that technique and I discovered a usefull program for paint in ASCII: https://code.google.com/p/ascii-paint/
  4. I want to make a little game in XNA like Dwarf Fortress but I don't know anything about how to draw ASCII graphics, should I use array and text import file, or it's better make ASCII with a drawing software and use png file in XNA?.  
  5. [quote name='Serapth' timestamp='1346620253' post='4975828'] [url="http://www.khanacademy.org/"]http://www.khanacademy.org/[/url] That's probably about as good as it gets, although there are a couple reasonably good books if you are willing to spend money. Start with KA though, it may be more than enough. [/quote] Thanks, that's a fantastic web page for learn math(and much more), I will start with algebra xD
  6. I want to learn from the beginning, I am not bad, but I forgot things. Where should I start? any web page?.
  7. I know XNA and C# but I am noob(need more exp [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] and more practice) and I want to make some simple games, you guys could recommend me a website or program for game organization? I want to manage a game whit flowcharts or diagrams every aspect of a game(gameplay, art/desing, marketing, game flow, general concept, technical aspects, ideas, etc...) I think game organization is very helpfull, usefull, important xD and need to be practiced too, I don't want to have everything in my mind because I can't keep all things/ideas xD. Please, recommend me an usefull and easy tool for this!.