Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design 2nd Edition by Scott Rogers
By: Scott Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons P&T
Print ISBN: 9781118877166, 1118877160
eText ISBN: 9781118877210, 1118877217
Update to include: Expansion on themes Touch and touch screen controls AR enabled games Level Up! covers the entire video game creation process. Readers will learn how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await them during a games pre-production, production and post-production stages. Rogers also provides creative ideas to serve as fuel for the readers own projects from game theme and environments to gameplay mechanics. Inside, video game industry veteran Scott Rogers provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on Rogers years of professional experience. Level Up! is the Understanding Comics of video game design – an indispensable guide for video game designers both in the field and the classroom. Topics covered include: Understanding what gamers want Compelling character design Working with player actions Techniques for non-human characters Camera techniques – the camera as a character Designing UI and HUD Beautiful level design What games designers can learn from theme parks Combat, puzzles and game mechanics Fun and UNFUN How to make the worlds greatest Boss battle (and why not to do it) and tons more – including the business of design, creating design documents, the pitch and more.
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