8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good all-rounder , bit skimpy,
This review is from: Game Design: The Art and Business of Creating Games (Paperback)
I do like this book. Ive only given it four for one reason, its a bit lightweight. The writing is brisk and compelling (ive read it in 3 days), well layed-out, and all the information is there (although i haven't used it successfully yet ;). There is very little depth into any one area however, so dont expect this book to tell you everything about each aspect of the industry.
At the price, you cant go wrong, as most of the other books in this catagory are twice its price.
Probably best as a primer before reading a meatier book on the field you wish to specialise/target your skills for ( e.g programming / graphics etc). If you want something meatier on the whole process, try Game Architecture and Design [Rollings & Morris , Coriolis (pub)]. Its more expensive, but has a lot more depth.
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