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The Game Design Reader

The Game Design Reader
A Rules of Play Anthology

by Katie Salen Tekinbas,Eric Zimmerman

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2005-11-23
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 0262195364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Classic and cutting-edge writings on games, spanning nearly 50 years of game analysis and criticism, by game designers, game journalists, game fans, folklorists, sociologists, and media theorists. The Game Design Reader is a one-of-a-kind collection on game design and criticism, from classic scholarly essays to cutting-edge case studies. A companion work to Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman's textbook Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals, The Game Design Reader is a classroom sourcebook, a reference for working game developers, and a great read for game fans and players. Thirty-two essays by game designers, game critics, game fans, philosophers, anthropologists, media theorists, and others consider fundamental questions: What are games and how are they designed? How do games interact with culture at large? What critical approaches can game designers take to create game stories, game spaces, game communities, and new forms of play? Salen and Zimmerman have collected seminal writings that span 50 years to offer a stunning array of perspectives. Game journalists express the rhythms of game play, sociologists tackle topics such as role-playing in vast virtual worlds, players rant and rave, and game designers describe the sweat and tears of bringing a game to market. Each text acts as a springboard for discussion, a potential class assignment, and a source of inspiration. The book is organized around fourteen topics, from The Player Experience to The Game Design Process, from Games and Narrative to Cultural Representation. Each topic, introduced with a short essay by Salen and Zimmerman, covers ideas and research fundamental to the study of games, and points to relevant texts within the Reader. Visual essays between book sections act as counterpoint to the writings. Like Rules of Play, The Game Design Reader is an intelligent and playful book. An invaluable resource for professionals and a unique introduction for those new to the field, The Game Design Reader is essential reading for anyone who takes games seriously.

The Game

The Game
Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers

by Jon Pessah

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-05-05
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0316242217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years. In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war with each other, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation. It is a tipping point for baseball, a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals -- with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews throughout baseball, The Game is a stunning achievement: a rigorously reported book and the must-read, fly-on-the-wall, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turns disaster into baseball's Golden Age.

The Game Changer

The Game Changer
How Every Leader Can Drive Everyday Innovation

by A. G. Lafley,Ram Charan

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2010-09-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847651364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is by making innovation an intimate, intentional part of the business that A. G. Lafley - the Jack Welch of the 21st century - has recently transformed Procter & Gamble from a $39 into a $76 billion dollar company that touches more than 3 billion people around the world. On the brink of collapse when he joined in 2000, it became a model for growth and innovation. In this inspiring and practical book Lafley explains how making innovation more than just a stand-alone activity enabled him to turn around growth, productivity and the bottom line. As this book shows, innovation can become a reliable and repeatable game-changer for any business in all areas of the organisation, from the CEO's desk to the everyday activities of each employee. By using new insights and easy-to-relate-to stories from P&G and other companies - describing, for example, the best way to brainstorm, and the "innovation portfolio" - this book is destined to become as influential as Good to Great and as Charan's own bestseller, Execution.

Values of the Game

Values of the Game
A Book

by Bill Bradley

  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 0795323301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bill Bradley, a New York Knick pro-basketball player in the '60s and '70s and a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1982 until 2000 (among his many other accomplishments) writes here about his love of basketball from the root on up--from a simple game in an empty court where there is nothing but you and the sound of your Converse on the shiny, wooden floor to the euphoric high that is possible and that any athlete knows when a team moves together as a cohesive whole. Bradley's writing here is wholly accessible and for those not interested in basketball, there are lessons to be gleaned here about life, teamwork and leadership. Bradley's style is simple and stays on track, creating a slim philosophical treatise that all of us can benefit from and relate to. Here is a book about life, memory, experience, and the filtering of our experience and what it means to us. An enjoyable and unforgettable read for all readers.

Lukezilla Beats the Game

Lukezilla Beats the Game
A Book

by Kurtis Scaletta

  • Publisher : Capstone Editions
  • Release : 2020-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1684462045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In real life, Lucas is small and unathletic. But as Trunkzilla in the online game Smashtown Frenzy, he's the biggest, toughest fighter on the streets. No wonder he prefers games to real life! He plans to spend all summer battling his way through the Smashtown tournament with his team, but his parents have other plans for him: volunteer work. Lucas signs up to be a Senior Sitter and gets matched with a cool old librarian named Isaac who likes cats and detective novels. Mornings with Isaac and afternoons gaming are working out great until Lucas's Smashtown success hits a speed bump and Isaac's health takes a tragic turn. Lucas saves Isaac's life but then finds himself burdened with a new sense of moral responsibility that gets him thrown off his team, banned from Smashtown, and made into a meme for internet haters. Some reward for being a hero! Lucas has one last shot to prevail, win back his friends, and show his parents how much gaming means to him.

A Practical Treatise on the Game of Draughts, etc

A Practical Treatise on the Game of Draughts, etc
A Book

by John George POHLMAN

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1819
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Game is Altered

The Game is Altered
A Book

by Mez Packer

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2012-02-02
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1906994862
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sometime in the near future, Lionel, a computer nerd, lives alone with his sick cat, Buddha. His flat overlooks the high street where only a few rundown shops remain in business, including his friend, the old Caribbean gentleman Mr Barber. Lionel, mixed race, born in Kenya, was adopted by a white family. But, apart from his gorgeous, abrasive sister Lilith - his best friend and harshest critic - his family have deserted him. Lionel plays games because he's a coward who can't handle human interaction, Lilith says, before one of her frequent disappearances. But when Lionel puts his headset on, and enters CawrQuest he becomes Ludi, the fighter and the lover. He's free. Here he doesn't need to face his past, bullied by his adoptive brothers, and the shocking event he refuses to remember. Still, the 'real' world won't go away. Nor will Crystal, the haunted Anime girl who needs to be saved from the 'adult health centre' opposite his flat. Soon nothing adds up. Why are people beginning to look at him nervously? Why do the outcasts at work suddenly want to be his friend? Has Lilith finally disappeared for good? As reality and the game blur, Lionel and Ludi are assaulted on all sides. As Lionel struggles to unravel what's happening to him, Ludi tries to rescue the people he loves before the game is altered forever.

Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back

Loving The Game When The Game Doesn't Love You Back
How a life changing setback re-focused a young athlete's life

by Brandon Sweeney

  • Publisher : Brandon Sweeney
  • Release : 2014-05-06
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 0989136752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each year, thousands of athletes work hard to excel at their sport, while sacrificing their time in hopes of one day playing professionally. Some make it but many do not. Most often we hear the stories of athletes that have succeeded. However there are many more untold stories of great athletes who did not. Brandon Sweeney shares his story of the setbacks he had to overcome when his dream of going to the NFL was shattered by a career ending injury. It was a long process of readjustment for Brandon but he ultimately discovers his true identity, and God-given purpose. Brandon wrote this book to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes to recognize the importance of preparing for life on and off the field, but ultimately to help others discover their full potential and their God-given purpose beyond the game.

The Game Chose Me

The Game Chose Me
A Ghetto Story by the O. G. Bobby Mcelrath

by Bobby Mcelrath

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2016-07-25
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 152452557X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ever felt that the way you are living is not the life you wanted? JJ had been feeling this way his whole life. After his drunk and abusive father left him, with his mother and his big brother, he felt it was up to him to take care of his family. As JJ went through life, he encountered many situations that he did not want. But just like life, you rolled on or got rolled over. JJ chose to roll on, and as society failed him, he realized that he didnt choose the game but that the game chose him. Join JJ on his struggle through life and whats right and wrong. Follow him as he transitions from a scared little boy to a self-made man. How will it all play out? You got to read to find out.

The Game of Singles in Tennis

The Game of Singles in Tennis
A Book

by William F. Talbert,Bruce S. Old

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience
A Book

by Weimin Toh

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-10-25
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 135118475X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from multimodal discourse analysis, game studies, and social semiotics, and its development out of participant observation and qualitative interviews from the empirical study of a group of players. The volume then applies this approach to shed light on how players’ experiences in a game influence how they understand and make use of game components in order to progress its narrative. The book concludes with a frame by frame analysis of a popular game to demonstrate the model’s principles in action and its subsequent broader applicability to analyzing video game interaction and design. Offering a new way forward for video game research, this volume is key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, game studies, interactive storytelling, and new media.

More than a game

More than a game
The computer game as fictional form

by Barry Atkins

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2013-07-19
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1847795587
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner. Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: 'Tomb Raider', 'Half-Life', 'Close Combat' and 'Sim City'. Recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon.

Simulation & games

Simulation & games
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tricks of the Game-programming Gurus

Tricks of the Game-programming Gurus
A Book

by André LaMothe

  • Publisher : Sams
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN : 9780672305078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Outlines the basic and advanced principles involved in creating interactive games, including flight simulators, three-dimensional walk-through games, and various multimedia utilities, with an accompanying CD that includes shareware games and commercial demos. Original. (All Users).

How To Be A Successful Game Tester

How To Be A Successful Game Tester
A Book

by Stavros Kirkelie

  • Publisher : Digital Revolution Media
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The technology of video games has progressed a great deal since the creation of the first video game systems. An example of an earlier video game would be Pong. In this game two players would control simple lines that could only go up or down on the screen. These lines were controlled by paddles and the point of the game was to hit the bouncing ball and make your opponent miss it. The video games of today are much more advanced than that. They offer multiple genres of games that are sure to meet the interests of almost any person. Most of them can also be played online which offers an entire new experience in itself. Some people may not take the profession of video game testing as a serious career. Video game testing is actually quite important in the development of a game, some would argue that they are just as important as the programmers. The main job of a game tester is to go through a game, level by level, scene by scene, and make sure that everything is working correctly and that the game is functioning up to par. You will need some knowledge in programming and you will need an eye that pays very close attention to detail. In most cases, the difference between a top seller and a game that does not do well at all is attention to detail. Let Us Know What You Think!

Making the Big Game

Making the Big Game
Tales of an Accidental Spectator

by Jeffrey Fekete

  • Publisher : Publish Green
  • Release : 2009-03-09
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 193640107X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Giants and Patriots are about to battle. Ten days before kickoff, one fan plans to watch the big game on TV, until a casual dinner conversation changes everything. Making The Big Game traces an unexpected and modern journey through the quirks of the Super Bowl Lottery, internet frauds, high-tech scalpers, and fan legacies. Jeffrey Fekete wraps a true story of life, work, and relationships around a frantic and often humorous countdown to game day and his pursuit of the ultimate game ticket.

Game Programming All in One

Game Programming All in One
A Book

by Jonathan S. Harbour

  • Publisher : Course Technology Ptr
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 803
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Game Programming All in One, Third Edition gives aspiring game programmers the skills that are needed to create professional-quality games. If you have a working knowledge of C or C++ and are ready to expand your skills into the field of game programming, then get ready to begin your journey with this latest edition! You won't cover the topic of programming in general, but rather the specifics of programming for games. Using the cross-platform Allegro game library, you'll learn how to write complete games that will run on almost any operating system. Both Windows© and Linux© screenshots are displayed throughout. Using the techniques taught within this book and the tools included on the CD-ROM, you'll be able to write standard Windows and DirectX© programs without the cost of an expensive compiler.

Manual of Indian Gaming Law, Annotated

Manual of Indian Gaming Law, Annotated
A Book

by James Casey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does Game Theory Work?

Does Game Theory Work?
The Bargaining Challenge

by K. G. Binmore,Emeritus Professor of Economics Ken Binmore

  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brings the author's influential experimental papers on bargaining along with written commentary in which he discusses the underlying game theory and addresses the criticism leveled at it by behavioral economists. These papers show that game theory does indeed work in favorable laboratory environments, even in the challenging case of bargaining.

The Games

The Games
A Global History of the Olympics

by David Goldblatt

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-07-14
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1447298853
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display of manly virtue", an athletic celebration of the kind of amateur gentleman that would rule the world. How was such a ritual invented? Why did it prosper and how has it been so utterly transformed? In The Games, David Goldblatt - winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - takes on a breathtakingly ambitious search for the answers and brilliantly unravels the complex strands of this history. Beginning with the Olympics as a sporting side show at the great Worlds Fairs of the Belle Epoque and its transformation into a global media spectacular, care of Hollywood and the Nazi party, The Games shows how sport and the Olympics had been a battlefield during the Cold War, a defining moment for social and economic change in host cities and countries, and a theatre of resistance for women and athletes of colour once excluded from the show. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of Olympic competition - this stunningly researched history captures the excitement of sporting brilliance and the kaleidoscopic experience of the Games. It shows us how this sporting spectacle has come to reflect the world we hope to inhabit and the one we actually live in.