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  • Paperback: 535 pages
  • Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press; 3 edition (11 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482217163
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482217162
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 18.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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"Game Design Workshop is a truly great book and has become, in my opinion, the de facto standard text for beginner- to intermediate-level game design education. This updated new edition is extremely relevant, useful, and inspiring to all kinds of game designers."
―Richard Lemarchand, Interactive Media & Games Division, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

"This is the perfect time for a new edition. The updates refresh elements of the book that are important as examples, but don’t radically alter the thing about the book that is great: a playcentric approach to game design."
―Colleen Macklin, Associate Professor, Parsons The New School for Design

"Tracy Fullerton’s Game Design Workshop covers pretty much everything a working or wannabe game designer needs to know. She covers game theory, concepting, prototyping, testing, and tuning, with stops along the way to discuss what it means to a professional game designer and how to land a job. When I started thinking about my game studies course at the University of Texas at Austin, this was one book I knew I had to use."
―Warren Spector, Creative Director, Junction Point Studios


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3.0 out of 5 stars ... and thinking and further research this is a an awesome book (although the print quality is poor 18 April 2016
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If you are looking for a "course text book" to inspire discussion and thinking and further research this is a an awesome book (although the print quality is poor, or did I get a counterfeit print again?!). But if you are looking for a book for personal learning this is just an OK book. Probably you already know all of this, but this is just organized and well put together.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook, Greate for Indies 2 May 2014
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For students going through a multi year degrees. This can be one of your touchstone book you keep throughout your career. Practical advice and exercises for all without being too theoretical.

For indies, it a great set of practical ideas to 'stress test' your design and to explore its edges for new opportunities in game play.
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of great exercises to help you design games! 29 Dec. 2015
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This is an amazing book! If you want to learn about the best game designers and if you want exercises to help you generate game ideas, buy this book. It's a game designing curriculum that is helping me create an educational video game for my graduate research project.
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3.0 out of 5 stars best part of the book 22 July 2015
By Joann Li - Published on Amazon.com
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simple book, not very technical. best part of the book: insight & comments from leading game designers. bad part: a good portion of the book is common sense. good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First in application. Second in theory! 29 Feb. 2016
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Great for a beginner like me. Rules of play is the only other book that could top this but that's only in theory.
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