Swipe This!: The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design

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Wiley, May 17, 2012 - Computers - 288 pages
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Learn to design games for tablets from a renowned game designer!

Eager to start designing games for tablets but not sure where to start? Look no further! Gaming guru Scott Rogers has his finger on the pulse of tablet game design and is willing to impart his wisdom and secrets for designing exciting and successful games. As the creator of such venerable games as God of War, the SpongeBob Squarepants series, and Pac-Man World, to name a few, Rogers writes from personal experience and in this unique book, he hands you the tools to create your own tablet games for the iPad, Android tablets, Nintendo DS, and other touchscreen systems.

  • Covers the entire tablet game creation process, placing a special focus on the intricacies and pitfalls of touch-screen game design
  • Explores the details and features of tablet game systems and shows you how to develop marketable ideas as well as market your own games
  • Offers an honest take on what perils and pitfalls await you during a game's pre-production, production, and post-production stages
  • Features interviews with established tablet game developers that serve to inspire you as you start to make your own tablet game design

Swipe This! presents you with an in-depth analysis of popular tablet games and delivers a road map for getting started with tablet game design.

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Yet another invaluable book on game design. This is by far the best go-to book on mobile development on the market. There is a great deal of fresh thinking and perspective on design as a whole in this one as well. This is a must have book for any game developer's desk, right next to Level Up! Read full review

About the author (2012)

Once upon a time, Scott Rogers played video games, Dungeons and Dragons and drew comic books without realizing he could do these things for a living. After being "discovered" in a coffee shop and realizing game designers have more fun, Scott helped design video games including Pac-Man World, the Maximo series, God of War, Darksiders and the Drawn To Life series. A lecture about his two favorite things – level design and Disneyland – led to writing "Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design," lecturing at the prestigious Interactive Media Division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and employment with the Walt Disney Imagineering R&D team. Scott is currently living happily ever after in Thousand Oaks, CA with his family, action figure collection and an iPad full of games.

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