Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games
Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in prototyping, playtesting and redesigning your own games with exercises that teach essential design skills.
Workshop exercises require no background in programming or artwork, releasing you from the intricacies of electronic game production, so you can develop a working understanding of the essentials of game design.
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Game Design Workshop: Designing, Prototyping, & Playtesting GamesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Many gamers dream of developing their own Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (see Computer Media, LJ 4/1/04), and these how-to guides just might do the trick. A textbook for students and aspiring designers ... Read full review
Enjoyable book, I thought it had a good layout. I use it as a reference all the time, so perhaps you shall to.