Red Faction: Armageddon

Author: David Alan Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 0307890198

Category: Games

Page: 256

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• Acquire all Audio Logs • All Achievements and Trophies revealed • Learn about every weapon and item • Customized maps • Read the Red Faction Armageddon prequel comic • Expert multiplayer strategy • Trek across the entire Red Faction series with a detailed lore chapter • Special Red Faction Battlegrounds strategy • Find the elusive Mr. Toots
Storytelling Across Worlds

Author: Tom Dowd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136071423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 981

Don’t restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience for its favorite creative property. This, the first primer in the field for both producers and writers, teaches you how to: * Employ film, television, games, novels, comics, and the web to build rich and immersive transmedia narratives * Create writing and production bibles for transmedia property * Monetize your stories across separate media channels * Manage transmedia brands, marketing, and rights * Work effectively with writers and producers in different areas of production * Engage audiences with transmedia storytelling Up-to-date examples of current transmedia and cross-media properties accompany each chapter and highlight this hot but sure-to-be enduring topic in modern media.
Science Fiction Video Games

Author: Neal Roger Tringham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482203899

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 749

Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical analysis, especially the analysis of narrative. The author analyzes narrative via an original categorization of story forms in games. He also discusses video games as works of science fiction, including their characteristic themes and the links between them and other forms of science fiction. Delve into a Collection of Science Fiction Games The beginning chapters explore game design and the history of science-fictional video games. The majority of the text deals with individual science-fictional games and the histories and natures of their various forms, such as the puzzle-based adventure and the more exploratory and immediate computer role-playing game (RPG).
Learn to Play

Author: Matthew M. White

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482220216

Category: Computers

Page: 171

View: 587

See How to Unobtrusively Incorporate Good Teaching into Your Game’s Mechanics Learn to Play: Designing Tutorials for Video Games shows how to embed a tutorial directly into your game design mechanics so that your games naturally and comfortably teach players to have fun. The author deciphers years of research in game studies, education, psychology, human–computer interaction, and user interface and experience that equip you to make dynamic tutorials that help players enjoy your games. The book links game design principles with psychology through the game tutorial. It offers easy-to-implement changes that can make a huge difference in how players receive your games. It explains how you can educate new players and engage experienced players at the same time through a combination of good design and basic understanding of human educational, motivational, and cognitive psychologies. Transcending disciplinary boundaries, this book improves your understanding of the science of learning and the art of teaching. It helps you design game mechanics, or tutorials, that teach people how to have fun with your games without ever feeling as though they’re being instructed.
Playing Dystopia

Author: Gerald Farca

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839445976

Category: Social Science

Page: 434

View: 769

Video games permeate our everyday existence. They immerse players in fascinating gameworlds and exciting experiences, often inviting them in various ways to reflect on the enacted events. Gerald Farca explores the genre of dystopian video games and the player's aesthetic response to their nightmarish gameworlds. Players, he argues, will gradually come to see similarities between the virtual dystopia and their own 'offline' environment, thus learning to stay wary of social and political developments. In his analysis, Farca draws from a variety of research fields, such as literary theory and game studies, combining them into a coherent theory of aesthetic response to dystopian games.
Multi Format

Author: The CheatMistress

Publisher: M-Y Books Limited

ISBN: 9781907649707

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 98

View: 546

Cheats Unlimited are the specialists when it comes to video game cheats, tips and walkthrough guides. Fronted by the glamorous and gorgeous Cheat Mistress, Cheats Unlimited has helped over seven million gamers worldwide over the last 12 years. Through phone lines, fax machines, the Web and WAP sites and now eBooks, we have been there for gamers when they've needed us the most. With EZ Cheats: Video Game Cheats, Tips and Secrets, we aim to help you unlock the game's full potential with a series of tips, cheat codes, secrets, unlocks and Achievement/Trophy guides, covering Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, DS and PSP. Whether you want to find out how to spawn specific vehicles, learn how to open up harder difficulty settings, or discover sneaky ways to earn additional ingame currency, we have the answers. EZ Cheats are compiled by expert gamers who are here to help you get the most out of your games. EZ Cheats: Video Game Cheats, Tips and Secrets 5th Edition covers all of the current consoles: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. With all the top games covered, including Batman Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, Gears of War 3, Mortal Combat, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, LA Noir, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sonic Generations, FIFA 12, Rage, Saints Row The Third, amongst hundreds more top titles.
The Cinema of the Precariat

Author: Thomas Zaniello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501349218

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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The Cinema of the Precariat is the first book to lay out the incredible range of the precariat (the social class suffering from precarity) as well as a detailed report on the cinematic record of their work and lives.It discusses a thorough and definitive selection of more than 250 films and related visual media that take the measure of the precariat worldwide. For example, thousands of Haitians, including children, harvest sugar cane in the Dominican Republic (The Price of Sugar), while illegal Afghan refugees work in Iran (Delbaran). More familiar are the millions of Latino immigrants, legal or not, of all ages, that work in the United States (Food Chains). Each chapter focuses on a sub-class of the precariat or a contested zone of labor or the evolving political manifestation of the struggles of the unorganized and the dispossessed. Among the hundreds of bewildering film choices available nowadays this book offers the reader reliable guidance to the films bringing to life the economic, political, and social dilemmas faced by millions of the world's global workforce and their families.
Game Development Tools

Author: Marwan Ansari

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439867723

Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 175

This book brings the insights of game professionals, DCC creators, hardware vendors, and current researchers together into a collection that focuses on the most underrepresented and critical part of game production: tools development. The first gems-type book dedicated to game tools, this volume focuses on practical, implementable tools for game de
Game Analytics

Author: Magy Seif El-Nasr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447147695

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 717

Developing a successful game in today’s market is a challenging endeavor. Thousands of titles are published yearly, all competing for players’ time and attention. Game analytics has emerged in the past few years as one of the main resources for ensuring game quality, maximizing success, understanding player behavior and enhancing the quality of the player experience. It has led to a paradigm shift in the development and design strategies of digital games, bringing data-driven intelligence practices into the fray for informing decision making at operational, tactical and strategic levels. Game Analytics - Maximizing the Value of Player Data is the first book on the topic of game analytics; the process of discovering and communicating patterns in data towards evaluating and driving action, improving performance and solving problems in game development and game research. Written by over 50 international experts from industry and research, it covers a comprehensive range of topics across more than 30 chapters, providing an in-depth discussion of game analytics and its practical applications. Topics covered include monetization strategies, design of telemetry systems, analytics for iterative production, game data mining and big data in game development, spatial analytics, visualization and reporting of analysis, player behavior analysis, quantitative user testing and game user research. This state-of-the-art volume is an essential source of reference for game developers and researchers. Key takeaways include: Thorough introduction to game analytics; covering analytics applied to data on players, processes and performance throughout the game lifecycle. In-depth coverage and advice on setting up analytics systems and developing good practices for integrating analytics in game-development and -management. Contributions by leading researchers and experienced professionals from the industry, including Ubisoft, Sony, EA, Bioware, Square Enix, THQ, Volition, and PlayableGames. Interviews with experienced industry professionals on how they use analytics to create hit games.
Architectural Approach to Level Design

Author: Christopher W. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351116282

Category: Computers

Page: 579

View: 397

Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of architecture. Now in its second edition, An Architectural Approach to Level Design presents architectural techniques and theories for you to use in your own work. The author connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with that space. It also addresses industry issues like how to build interesting tutorial levels and how to use computer-generated level design systems without losing the player-focused design of handmade levels. Throughout the text, you will learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. FEATURES Presents case studies that offer insight on modern level design practices, methods, and tools Presents perspectives from industry designers, independent game developers, scientists, psychologists, and academics Explores how historical structures can teach us about good level design Shows how to use space to guide or elicit emotion from players Includes chapter exercises that encourage you to use principles from the chapter in digital prototypes, playtesting sessions, paper mock-ups, and design journals Bringing together topics in game design and architecture, this book helps you create better spaces for your games. Software independent, the book discusses tools and techniques that you can use in crafting your interactive worlds.
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design

Author: Scott Rogers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118877197

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 986

Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let’s make a game!
Practical Android 4 Games Development

Author: Jerome DiMarzio

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430240303

Category: Computers

Page: 316

View: 678

Practical Android 4 Games Development continues your journey to becoming a hands-on Android game apps developer. This title guides you through the process of designing and developing game apps that work on both smartphones and tablets, thanks to the new Android SDK 4.0 which merges the User Interface and Experience APIs and more. The author, J.F. DiMarzio, has written eight books, including Android: A Programmer's Guide—the first Android book approved by Google—recently updated and translated for sale in Japan. He has an easy-to-read, concise, and logical writing style that is well suited for teaching complex technologies like the Java-based Android. From 2D-based casual games to 3D OpenGL-based first-person shooters, you find that learning how to create games on the fastest growing mobile platform has never been easier. Create 2D and 3D games for Android 4.0 phones and tablets such and the Motorola Xoom Build your own reusable “black box” for game development Easy-to-follow examples make creating the sample games a hands-on experience