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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. RT @thenichegamer: We celebrate inclusive games, but we don't like seeing devs get bullied into changing their games either. Have a cool id…
  2.   Me too. It's just a matter of visibility.
  3. História da minha vida: Um Guia Para o Gamer Pobre | VICE Brasil http://t.co/CHK9XTTKM7
  4. Não sei se fico feliz pelo estágio que consegui ou se fico triste por não ter tempo para desenvolver jogos.
  5. RT @JayRNaylor: “Writing isn’t divinely inspired - it’s hard work.” Tom Clancy 1947-2013. http://t.co/qURncR96ma
  6. I finished my game today, because of Ludum Dare. Two features are missing for now, but I intend to implement them after next Monday. I liked what I did.   Download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t96ue0jshzi46p2/Extract_Dinorace.exe (Windows only)  
  7. Graphics won't do. But the game is the same.  
  8. I got this idea, but I'm too unfamiliar with the Construct 2 environment. Unity 3d may be a little overhead, but seems like a better choice now.
  9. Can I join? Still have time left and I want to go solo.
  10. Does it work under Visual Studio?
  11. RT @Pentadact: Deus Ex: Human Revolution - or: the game I most want to play almost all the time - is $3 or £2 for the next 3 hours. http://…
  12. I think that prototyping can be more efficient with easy tools than coding, specially C++. Of course, you should go with what you know, but there is a lot of developers that quits on a project because the process of writing things like collision detection and physics takes too much time.