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Everyone who designs games needs to read this book,
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This review is from: Free-to-Play: Making Money From Games You Give Away (Paperback)
I've been a pro game developer for 20 years, and thought that this book wouldn't be able to teach me much about my art. How wrong I was. This book breaks down the nuts and bolts of game design in a methodical manner, and is a real eye opener. Some of my most long held preconceptions about player motivation and value of certain design decisions have been turned on their head. The author has a clean, easy to understand way of demonstrating what motivates people to play games, and what keeps them coming back for more.
Even if you're not working in the free to play space there are tons of great rules of thumb and examples which will be of great use to you.
Buy this book now. You owe it to yourself.