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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. You're saying Basecamp doesn't suit your needs?
  2. You think meeting a woman, spending years getting to know and love her, becoming the greatest of friends, eventually marrying, possibly even giving birth to your own kids.. ..you think this is all somehow less meaningful and satisfying, not to mention "SECURE" than finding some random pair of old people and getting adopted? I'm willing to bet you've never had a girlfriend, or even a really close friend who's a girl. That's not a smear, it's an educated guess. Trust me. Adult relationships aren't meaningless contracts that may or may not end up in Divorce Court TV.
  3. Because. Do you say "Me wiped my ass?" No. You'd say "I wiped my ass". The same applies for "Me and my mom wiped my ass". It doesn't work, for the same reasons "Me wiped my ass" doesn't work. Just because your mom is suddenly wiping your ass.. well, great, but it doesn't mean hearing "Me wiped my ass" is any less retarded. The same rule still applies. Because you are involved.
  4. Just because he "always looks like that" doesn't mean it's not fucking eyeliner. Must have forgotten his makeup kit that day. The combination of seeing this mayor traipse around in eyeliner while Batman talks like a 5 year old with strep throat was too much to handle.
  5. 6/10. Joker was absolutely flawless. Christian Bale, as Bruce Wayne.. he's fine. Christian Bale as Batman is absolutely horrible. It's like watching a 5 year old in a costume, trying as hard as possible to lower his voice and sound "bad ass". It was so terribly forced I had to hold back my laughter every time he spoke. "What's the difference between you and me!?" -- Sucks in air -- "I'm not wearing hockey pants!" (or some shit) That, and every single "supporting" character in the movie was absolutely awful. The cops in the armored police van? The people in the fucking ferries? It made me cringe. Harvey Dent was amazing, until you know, his face was blown off. Sloppiest and most rushed transformation of all time. Complete and utter fucking waste of his character -- worse than Venom's in SP3. Why? Because I really fucking loved the character before they decided to completely shit all over him. Ugh. This movie could have been so much better, if only they removed Joker's godly vice-like grip on the city and impossibly perfect "planning", told Christian Bale to stop acting like a fucking idiot inside his costume, and told each and every other cast member "Hey, see Ledger over there? He's making you look like ass. Seriously. Act better."
  6. Far more complex. Like, as convoluted and ridiculous as possible.
  7. If I challenged you to write a RegExp that somehow took this string: Quote:Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. ..and reduced it down to the word "Salsa".. 1. Could you? No, seriously. 2. How much would it cost for you to do something so headache-inducing? Just curious ;) Some people are obsessed with this.
  8. Quote:Original post by curtmax_0 and carry a Glock 19 almost everywhere I go. Yawn. Does that make you feel all warm and special inside, or something?
  9. Hope you guys enjoy this. Might interest some of you.. AS3 Iso engine.
  10. Quote:Original post by Mithrandir So you're ok with sending the message "Well, you fucked up for 7+ years, and you're leaving next year, may as well let you off the hook!"? I honestly do not believe this man could give two shits if he was impeached this far into his campaign of idiocy.
  11. Quote:Original post by Mithrandir Quote:Original post by Oluseyi Quote:Original post by Mithrandir Quote:Original post by Machaira Good grief. I guess Congress doesn't have anything better to do. [sad] Yes, because trying to fix 8 years of murder, corruption, greed, and tanking the US economy is such a waste of time... How does impeaching Bush fix that? It sends a signal to anyone down the line that a president just can't fuck with the country like it's his own personal sandbox and get away with it. Ahem. Wait. What? "Ye shall fuck up for 7+ years, then be impeached! Beware. Beeeeware." Yep, that will send a message.
  12. Quote:Original post by ktuluorion I can tell you that I do far better .. my first year out of school I will be getting around 80k with bonuses with comp sci. THat means I make 2-3 times more than these people, and I can guarantee that factor will only get higher. I made that my first year out of school, and I graduated with a degree in Film Production. I'm a visual designer / flash developer. So... it's not the degree, it's playing your cards right (and possessing the skills, obviously).
  13. Scanning further, yes, an art degree is almost entirely worthless. Your portfolio is everything. Everything.
  14. Quote:Original post by lack o comments As far back as I can remember I always thought I would grow up to be a dinosaur hunter. Obviously that was never meant to be (I'm not nearly fit enough) Um... I couldn't get past this sentence. ...The only thing stopping you from that was... not being.. fit?? You do realize with some proper exercise and eating you'd easily be "fit" enough to excavate digs all day long within 6 months, right? Hell, you could run a marathon in 8 months of training, presuming you started as a big ball of fat. You wouldn't win, but you could do it. Unless this was an attempt at humor... man, you really gave up on a dream over something incredibly, incredibly minor.