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      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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  2. Quote:Original post by abstractimmersion I woke up this morning feeling really bloated like I had bad gas. But I haven't been able to have a bowel movement all day, so I'm not sure if it is gas. If it is, it's definitely the most painful gas I've had in my life. You are pregnant. Congratulations!
  3. Quote:Original post by Anonymous Poster http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v645/y2kh8r/error.jpg same error here, i am using windows xp pro, w/o SP
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  8. Quote:Original post by Will F VideoSift has rapidly become one of my favorite sites to visit. [smile] haha http://www.videosift.com/story.php?id=466
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  11. Quote:Original post by smart_idiot Quote:Original post by Iron Chef Carnage Quote:Original post by Gunslinger RR Quote:Original post by Talroth Quote:Original post by DogCity Quote:Original post by Talroth Quote:Original post by bytecoder Quote:Original post by kSquared That mouse must be moving insanely fast to generate the horsepower needed to supply energy to the lights. Maybe it's a bionic mouse. Either that, or he's quantum tunneling uranium into himself and setting off nuclear reactions. Or,... they're LED or something that is actually good at converting power to light. I think its just a picture... !!! But I only say that, because you suggested LED's before me. Yes, but it could be a picture OF LEDs,... No, it is clearly a picture of a picture of a picture of LEDs.That's a lot of quotes, fellas. It looks like a pyramid. The picture clearly indicates that Google is powered by mice, and therefore violating a multitude of animal rights laws. So much for their 'Don't be evil' motto. Animal abuse is sick. seconded
  12. Quote:Original post by Oluseyi He may be thinking of opendir, readdir et al, but they aren't available on Windows. i dont know anything about msvc, but mingw (gcc for windows) does provide opendir and readdir
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  14. Quote:Original post by Yann L Was that the one they called "Land Wind" ? I think I read about that. According to the tests, it was supposed to be a death trap. clickster
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