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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 have no money to make a post thats rediculous they are asking for that. There is no place left for me besides here then if that is the only place I can go.   You can post for free in the hobbyist section.  If however, you are looking for paid work then you need to use the general classifieds.  And if that is the case, then complaining about not being able to afford to advertise yourself is an extremely poor way of making a good impression as a professional music composer.   edit:  And $7.00 is hardly a ridiculous price. Lenny I am a starving artist, I have one dollar in my bank account I will show you it I am flat our broke out of my mind. Not having money does not have anything to do with impression. Some of the brightest minds never got any money for what they do. Not to mention that this generation of souls a LOT OF People are lving with their parents again so they cant just throw 7 dollars in hopes that a dev man dude bro will come pick them up. I have been poor all my life are you going to discriminate against me because of it I hope not. thx and good bye.
  2. I have no money to make a post thats rediculous they are asking for that. There is no place left for me besides here then if that is the only place I can go.
  3. I am a musician that is a electronic master of the abyss i wish to bring the satisifaction of ears to your game via telepathic mind control/ creating the finest dedication of different musical styles fit to function under the correct setting to the game that you are creating, you are making a scary game I will make a BOO! song If you make a fire level I will make a hot hot hot song. If you make a sex game I will make porno music for you even. I have gotten outstanding reviews from GRANT KIRKHOPE OF banjo kazooie and ONE OF THE founding members of KMFDM. they said i make good industrial that is kinda like NIN.... here is some demos for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcMnLILwqns https://soundcloud.com/fearband/haveurnormal-1 https://soundcloud.com/fearband/sets/f-e-a-r-why-ep-1 https://soundcloud.com/fearband/f-e-a-r-intro-record-time https://soundcloud.com/fearband/f-e-a-r-ology-metal-kinda       ALSO if you know a good website for music for the indie games let me know please and thank you   THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!