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      • [PDF] Making Great Games: An Insider’s Guide to Designing and Developing the World’s Greatest Video Games Free Download by Michael Thornton Wyman | Publisher : Focal Press | Category : Computers & Internet | Tags : Game, Project, Game Design, Access, Information | ISBN-10 : 0240812859 | ISBN-13 : 9780240812854
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      • Making Great Games: An Insider's Guide to Designing and Developing the World's Greatest Video Games by Michael Thornton Wyman, Publisher : Focal Press
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      • Join videogame industry veteran Michael Thornton Wyman on a series of detailed, behind-the-scenes tours with the teams that have made some of the most popular and critically acclaimed videogames of the modern era. Drawing on insider’s perspectives from a wide variety of teams, learn about the creation of a tiny, independent gameproject (World of Goo), casual game classics (Diner Dash, Bejeweled Twist), the world’s most popular social game (FarmVille) as well as the world’s most popular MMORPG (World of Warcraft), PC titles (Half Life 2) to AAA console games (Madden NFL 10), and modern-day masterpieces (Little Big Planet, Rock Band, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves). Hear directly from the creators about how these games were made, and learn from their stories from the trenches of videogames production. This book is an excellent resource for those working directly on game design or production, for those aspiring to work in the field, or for anyone who has wondered how the world’s greatest videogames get made.

        * Provides an in-depth look at ten contemporary, best-selling and critically acclaimed videogames across a variety of styles, game types, and platforms. * Unprecedented access and insight into the inner workings of the teams, large and small, responsible for bringing several best-of-breed videogames in the world to market – hear directly from the creative teams in their own words in detailed case studies. * Analysis of best practices and pitfalls common to the process of creating great games through all phases, from concept development through prototyping, production, testing and launch.  * Includes a dozen interviews with games industry leaders, all of whom have shipped great games including: Halo, The Sims, God of War, Spore, Brutal Legend, NBA Street, Splinter Cell, Skate, Need for Speed, and more. * Hands-on tools and hard-won, real world advice from recognized industry experts you can start using immediately to make better video games. * A companion website provides more up-to-date information as well as reader forums.

        Table of Contents

        Part 1 – The Games
        Chapter 1 – LittleBigPlanet
        Chapter 2 – World of Warcraft
        Chapter 3 – Diner Dash
        Chapter 4 – Half-Life 2
        Chapter 5 – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
        Chapter 6 – Rock Band
        Chapter 7 – FarmVille
        Chapter 8 – Bejeweled Twist
        Chapter 9 – Madden NFL 10
        Chapter 10 – World of Goo

        Part 2 – Analysis
        Chapter 11 – Commonalities: What Goes Right
        Chapter 12 – Commonalities: What Goes Wrong
        Chapter 13 – The Nature of High-Performing Teams
        Chapter 14 – Applying These Learnings to Your Game Projects
        Chapter 15 – Hiring and Managing for Success

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      • Book Name : Making Great Games: An Insider’s Guide to Designing and Developing the World’s Greatest Video Games

        Edition : 1

        Author : Michael Thornton Wyman

        Publisher : Focal Press

        Category : Computers & Internet

        ISBN-10 : 0240812859

        ISBN-13 : 9780240812854

        ASIN : 0240812859

        Pages : 240

        Language : English

        Publish Date : October 14, 2010
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