Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design
Design and build cutting-edge video games with help from video game expert Scott Rogers!
If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then this is the book for you. Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maxim vs. Army of Zin, and SpongeBob Squarepants, this book is full of Rogers's wit and imaginative style that demonstrates everything you need to know about designing great video games.
So, put your game face on and start creating memorable, creative, and unique video games with this book!
What people are saying - Write a review
I looked into many books on game design before picking this one up. Most of them were focused on theory and not practical application. This book teaches you game design techniques, terminology, and planning. Would give the book five stars, but a few of the sections ramble on about game concepts that any gamer will be familiar with.
Bottom line, best overall book on practical game design.
Been searching the internet for ages on how to make videogame like I was? Well,this book shows you exactly how to make one!SO worth the money!
Writing the Story
You Can Design a Game But Can You Do the Paperwork?
The Three Cs Part 1Character
The Three Cs Part 2Camera
The Three Cs Part 3Controls
Sign LanguageHUD and Icon Design
Everything I Learned about Level Design I Learned from Level 9 197 The Top 10 Cliché Video Game Themes
The Nuts and Bolts of Mechanics
Now Youre Playing with Power
Multiplayerthe More the Merrier
Some Notes on Music
Cutscenes or No Ones Gonna Watch Em Anyway
Game Design Document Template
The MediumSized List of Story Themes
The Elements of Combat
They All Want You Dead
Exactly Like Making Chili