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The Resource Making great games : an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games, Michael Thornton Wyman, (electronic book)

Making great games : an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games, Michael Thornton Wyman, (electronic book)

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Making great games : an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games
Title
Making great games
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an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games
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Michael Thornton Wyman
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eng
Summary
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 game project (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. & nbsp; * 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
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Wyman, Michael Thornton.
Dewey number
794.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.34.A97
LC item number
W96 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Video games
  • Video games
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Making great games : an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games, Michael Thornton Wyman, (electronic book)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Games: Little Big Planet (Media Molecule) (interview -- Chris Trottier/Game Designer/Spore); World of Warcraft (Blizzard) (interview -- Robyn Wallace/Development Director/NBA Street V3); Diner Dash (Gamelab) (interview -Don Walters/Producer/Burger Shop 2); Half Life II (Valve) (interview -- Richard Dansky/Game Writer/Splinter Cell: Conviction); Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog) (interview -- Wade Mulhearn/Artist/God of War III); Rock Band (Harmonix) (interview -- Peter McConnell/Composer/Brutal Legend); FarmVille (Zynga) (interview -- Stefan Sinclair/Programmer/Halo 3); Bejeweled Twist (PopCap) (interview -- Clint Jorgenson/Front End Designer/Skate 3); Madden NFL 10 (Electronic Arts) (interview -- Stephen Kearin/Voice Actor/The Sims); World Of Goo (2D Boy) (interview -- Rich Curren/Art Director/SSX On Tour); Part 2: Analysis: & nbsp;Commonalities: What Goes Right; Commonalities: What Goes Wrong; The Nature of High Performing Teams; Applying These Learnings to Your Game Projects; Hiring and Managing for Success (interview -- Fields/External Producer/Need For Speed: Undercover)
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SCIDI677830649
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 219 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780240812854
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Making great games : an insider's guide to designing and developing the world's greatest video games, Michael Thornton Wyman, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1: The Games: Little Big Planet (Media Molecule) (interview -- Chris Trottier/Game Designer/Spore); World of Warcraft (Blizzard) (interview -- Robyn Wallace/Development Director/NBA Street V3); Diner Dash (Gamelab) (interview -Don Walters/Producer/Burger Shop 2); Half Life II (Valve) (interview -- Richard Dansky/Game Writer/Splinter Cell: Conviction); Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog) (interview -- Wade Mulhearn/Artist/God of War III); Rock Band (Harmonix) (interview -- Peter McConnell/Composer/Brutal Legend); FarmVille (Zynga) (interview -- Stefan Sinclair/Programmer/Halo 3); Bejeweled Twist (PopCap) (interview -- Clint Jorgenson/Front End Designer/Skate 3); Madden NFL 10 (Electronic Arts) (interview -- Stephen Kearin/Voice Actor/The Sims); World Of Goo (2D Boy) (interview -- Rich Curren/Art Director/SSX On Tour); Part 2: Analysis: & nbsp;Commonalities: What Goes Right; Commonalities: What Goes Wrong; The Nature of High Performing Teams; Applying These Learnings to Your Game Projects; Hiring and Managing for Success (interview -- Fields/External Producer/Need For Speed: Undercover)
Control code
SCIDI677830649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 219 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780240812854
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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