The Art of Game Design:A Book of Lenses

The Art of Game Design
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出版社: Morgan Kaufmann
2008-08
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780123694966
定价: 451.90
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 512页
正文语种: 英语
  • Anyonecanmasterthefundamentalsofgamedesign-notechnologicalexpertiseisnecessary."TheArtofGameDesign:ABookofLenses"showsthatthesamebasicprinciplesofpsychologythatworkforboardgames,cardgamesandathleticgamesalsoarethekeystomakingtop-qualityvideogames.Goodgamedesignhappenswhenyouviewyourgamefrommanydifferentperspectives,orlenses.Whiletouringthroughtheunusualterritorythatisgamedesign,thisbookgivesthereaderonehundredoftheselenses-onehundredsetsofinsightfulquestionstoaskyourselfthatwillhelpmakeyourgamebetter.Theselensesaregatheredfromfieldsasdiverseaspsychology,architecture,music,visualdesign,film,softwareengineering,themeparkdesign,mathematics,writing,puzzledesign,andanthropology.Anyonewhoreadsthisbookwillbeinspiredtobecomeabettergamedesigner-andwillunderstandhowtodoit.JesseSchellisahighlyrecognizablenamewithinthegameindustry-heistheformerchairoftheInternationalGameDeveloper'sAssociation,andhasdesignedmanysuccessfulgames,includingDisney'saward-winningToontownOnline.Thebook'sdesignmethodologywasdevelopedatCarnegieMellonUniversity'sEntertainmentTechnologyCenter,co-foundedbyDr.RandyPauschof"LastLecture"fame.100'lenses'arescatteredthroughoutthebook.Theseareboxedsetsofquestions,eachadifferentwayofseeingagamethatwillinspirethecreativeprocess.Thistitleincludes500pagesofdetailed,practicalinstructiononcreatingworld-classgamesthatwillbeplayedagainandagain.ItiswinnerofGameDeveloper's2008FrontLineAwardinthebookcategory. JesseSchellisprofessorofentertainmenttechnologyforCarnegieMellonUniversity'sEntertainmentTechnologyCenter(ETC),ajointmaster'sprogrambetweenCarnegieMellon'sCollegeofFineArtsandSchoolofComputerScience,whereheteachesgamedesignandleadsseveralresearchprojects.FormerlyhewascreativedirectoroftheWaltDisneyImagineeringVirtualRealityStudio.Schellworkedasadesigner,programmer,andmanageronseveralprojectsforDisneythemeparksandDisneyQuest.SchellreceivedhisundergraduatedegreefromRensselaerPolytechnicInstituteandamaster'sdegreeininformationnetworkingfromCarnegieMellon.HeisalsoCEOofSchellGames,LLC,anindependentgamestudioinPittsburgh,andchairmanoftheInternationalGameDevelopersAssociation(IGDA).In2004hewasnamedasoneoftheWorld's100TopYoungInnovatorsbyMIT'sTechnologyReview.
  • 内容简介:
    Anyonecanmasterthefundamentalsofgamedesign-notechnologicalexpertiseisnecessary."TheArtofGameDesign:ABookofLenses"showsthatthesamebasicprinciplesofpsychologythatworkforboardgames,cardgamesandathleticgamesalsoarethekeystomakingtop-qualityvideogames.Goodgamedesignhappenswhenyouviewyourgamefrommanydifferentperspectives,orlenses.Whiletouringthroughtheunusualterritorythatisgamedesign,thisbookgivesthereaderonehundredoftheselenses-onehundredsetsofinsightfulquestionstoaskyourselfthatwillhelpmakeyourgamebetter.Theselensesaregatheredfromfieldsasdiverseaspsychology,architecture,music,visualdesign,film,softwareengineering,themeparkdesign,mathematics,writing,puzzledesign,andanthropology.Anyonewhoreadsthisbookwillbeinspiredtobecomeabettergamedesigner-andwillunderstandhowtodoit.JesseSchellisahighlyrecognizablenamewithinthegameindustry-heistheformerchairoftheInternationalGameDeveloper'sAssociation,andhasdesignedmanysuccessfulgames,includingDisney'saward-winningToontownOnline.Thebook'sdesignmethodologywasdevelopedatCarnegieMellonUniversity'sEntertainmentTechnologyCenter,co-foundedbyDr.RandyPauschof"LastLecture"fame.100'lenses'arescatteredthroughoutthebook.Theseareboxedsetsofquestions,eachadifferentwayofseeingagamethatwillinspirethecreativeprocess.Thistitleincludes500pagesofdetailed,practicalinstructiononcreatingworld-classgamesthatwillbeplayedagainandagain.ItiswinnerofGameDeveloper's2008FrontLineAwardinthebookcategory.
  • 作者简介:
    JesseSchellisprofessorofentertainmenttechnologyforCarnegieMellonUniversity'sEntertainmentTechnologyCenter(ETC),ajointmaster'sprogrambetweenCarnegieMellon'sCollegeofFineArtsandSchoolofComputerScience,whereheteachesgamedesignandleadsseveralresearchprojects.FormerlyhewascreativedirectoroftheWaltDisneyImagineeringVirtualRealityStudio.Schellworkedasadesigner,programmer,andmanageronseveralprojectsforDisneythemeparksandDisneyQuest.SchellreceivedhisundergraduatedegreefromRensselaerPolytechnicInstituteandamaster'sdegreeininformationnetworkingfromCarnegieMellon.HeisalsoCEOofSchellGames,LLC,anindependentgamestudioinPittsburgh,andchairmanoftheInternationalGameDevelopersAssociation(IGDA).In2004hewasnamedasoneoftheWorld's100TopYoungInnovatorsbyMIT'sTechnologyReview.
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