A game designers idea book for mobile games,
This review is from: Swipe This!: The Guide to Great Touchscreen Game Design (Paperback)
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A number of the interviews are with people that have only done one or two (admittedly successful) games. I'm not sure how beneficial those really are. However, that aside, this book is generally pretty good at outlining the various different types of games which you might wish to create, and to get you thinking about the theme, game features, controls and so on.
There's nothing technical about this book, so if you're looking for help to code a game, this isn't your book. What it will do (and what it aims to do) is give you pointers in the right direction for developing a rough nugget of an idea to give it a better form, and identifies a few mistakes and gotchas to avoid along the way.
The writing style is friendly and chatty, and cartoons punctuate the text to illustrate ideas further. The end result is a very readable book that is sure to be handy for getting your game development ideas in better shape for implementation.