* Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
* Number Of Pages: 400
* Publication Date: 2003-04-25
* Sales Rank: 1015262
* ISBN / ASIN: 1556229739
* EAN: 9781556229732
* Manufacturer: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
* Studio: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
* Average Rating: 3
* Total Reviews: 12
This book is targeted for the beginner to intermediate wanna-be game designer who wants to learn a step-by-step, easy to follow process of expressing their concepts through documentation into a real game that a publisher or a development team can create.
My favorite design book
This book serves more as a reference manual than an introduction to Game Design. Sometimes when you are designing a game you run into a brick wall and don't know where to go with it. There will be some unbalance, whether difficulty, story, or design that may not work. This book serves perfectly just for that. Most of the game design books I read just seem to tell you the same stuff over and over, but the author went with a formula based method for designing. Most of the great designers I see come from a computer science discipline rather than art or writing (Sid Mier, Chris Crawford, Will Wright). It gives a more holistic, complete approach rather than "just get it done."