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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. Thanks for you all for reply that's really help me now i learn from you and i didn't make any game before my topic i was planning.     1) I understand fighting game is hard to make and it's advancer and i am beginners so i start game maker and i created 2d game one is complete and i am stuck in my 2nd game but hopefully i will fix that game issue soon   2) I have tittle knowledge about if else and loops cause i learned  javascript in 2002  but not expert   3) Thanks for suggestion mobile game creating software i will download that software later.   4)in Pakistan there is no good teacher who can help me learn game few insitute there teachers tech Maya software   5) Is C++ is very important for making advance 2d game ?
  2. Hello Folks,   I am beginner in making video game so i need your suggestion before making any game first to all i want to know which software easy to create video game like 2D or 3D fighting game and can i develop games by online tutorial and i also want to know software is good for mobile games   And most important question how many type video game development fields/study/Subjects like storyboard, sound tester and there must be more subjects in video game development that i don't know so could you help me like online tutorial or Ebooks or reference some links for game development kindly me suggestion your best answer.     and     Thanks