Game Magic

Game Magic

  • Author : Jeff Howard
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 376
  • ISBN-10 : 1466567872
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Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis with practical game design advice in the form of a magical recipe book (grimoire). The book gives you an in-depth understanding of the history and structure of magic to make your games richer and deeper. It shows how to set up tables of correspondences and spell components as well as how to write programming code integrating these components as part of game mechanics. It also illustrates how to divide a simulated world into domains of influence (such as alteration, conjuration, and necromancy) and how to use specific rule systems to simulate powers within these realms. Showing you how to weave compelling magic into your games, the book is interspersed with examples that illustrate how to design and program magic systems. Working examples are available for download on a supporting website.

Being Dragonborn

Being Dragonborn [Mike Piero,Marc A. Ouellette]

  • Author : Mike Piero,Marc A. Ouellette
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 236
  • ISBN-10 : 1476643563
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the bestselling and most influential video games of the past decade. From the return of world-threatening dragons to … GET BOOK
Integrating Video Game Research and Practice in Library and Information Science

Integrating Video Game Research and Practice in Library and Information Science [Ratliff, Jacob A.]

  • Author : Ratliff, Jacob A.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 300
  • ISBN-10 : 1466681764
Video games are now a ubiquitous form of media used by the majority of the American population. However, the academic research field surrounding this genre … GET BOOK
The Film and Media Creators' Guide to Music

The Film and Media Creators' Guide to Music [Vasco Hexel]

  • Author : Vasco Hexel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Music
  • Total Pages : 284
  • ISBN-10 : 1351678051
Music plays an integral role in the experience of film, television, video games, and other media—yet for many directors, producers, and media creators, w … GET BOOK
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 [Sarah Janssen]

  • Author : Sarah Janssen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Reference
  • Total Pages : 1008
  • ISBN-10 : 1600571751
Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book o … GET BOOK
Online Games, Social Narratives

Online Games, Social Narratives [Esther MacCallum-Stewart]

  • Author : Esther MacCallum-Stewart
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 194
  • ISBN-10 : 1317652231
The study of online gaming is changing. It is no longer enough to analyse one type of online community in order to understand the plethora of players who t … GET BOOK
The Game Narrative Toolbox

The Game Narrative Toolbox [Tobias Heussner,Toiya Kristen Finley,Jennifer Brandes Hepler,Ann Lemay]

  • Author : Tobias Heussner,Toiya Kristen Finley,Jennifer Brandes Hepler,Ann Lemay
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 250
  • ISBN-10 : 131766163X
Learn how to create compelling game storylines. Four experienced narrative designers from different genres of game development have banded together to crea … GET BOOK
Procedural Content Generation for Unity Game Development

Procedural Content Generation for Unity Game Development [Ryan Watkins]

  • Author : Ryan Watkins
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 260
  • ISBN-10 : 1785289675
Harness the power of procedural content generation to design unique games with Unity About This Book Learn the basics of PCG development Develop a 2D game … GET BOOK
The Enduring Fantastic

The Enduring Fantastic [Anna Höglund,Cecilia Trenter]

  • Author : Anna Höglund,Cecilia Trenter
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 232
  • ISBN-10 : 1476642788
Fantastic fiction is traditionally understood as Western genre literature such as fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Expanding on this understanding, th … GET BOOK
The Art of Fallout 4

The Art of Fallout 4 [Various]

  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 366
  • ISBN-10 : 1630086525
Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4 - their most am … GET BOOK
The Art of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The Art of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus [MachineGames]

  • Author : MachineGames
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 184
  • ISBN-10 : 1506705286
Immerse yourself in a world brought to life by unforgettable characters in a 1960s America flipped upside down by Nazi occupation! Overflowing with concept … GET BOOK
The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design [Jesse Schell]

  • Author : Jesse Schell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Computers
  • Total Pages : 600
  • ISBN-10 : 1466598670
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game D … GET BOOK
The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel

The Infernal City: An Elder Scrolls Novel [Greg Keyes]

  • Author : Greg Keyes
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0345516974
Based on the award-winning The Elder Scrolls, The Infernal City is the first of two exhilarating novels following events that continue the story from The E … GET BOOK
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Strategy Guide

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Strategy Guide [GamerGuides.com]

  • Author : GamerGuides.com
  • Publisher : Gamer Guides
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1630416096
Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim … GET BOOK
Ask Iwata

Ask Iwata [Satoru Iwata]

  • Author : Satoru Iwata
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1974726576
Satoru Iwata was the global president and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known … GET BOOK
The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition

The DC Comics Encyclopedia New Edition [Matthew K. Manning,Stephen Wiacek,Melanie Scott,Nick Jones,Landry Q. Walker]

  • Author : Matthew K. Manning,Stephen Wiacek,Melanie Scott,Nick Jones,Landry Q. Walker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0744053013
The definitive guide to the characters of the DC Multiverse and a vital addition to every comic book fan's bookshelf. Iconic Super Heroes Batman, Superman, … GET BOOK
Video Games and Well-being

Video Games and Well-being [Rachel Kowert]

  • Author : Rachel Kowert
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 166
  • ISBN-10 : 3030327701
This book examines how video game mechanics and narratives can teach players skills associated with increased psychological well-being. It integrates resea … GET BOOK
The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Cookbook

The Ultimate Final Fantasy XIV Cookbook [Victoria Rosenthal]

  • Author : Victoria Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 164722795X
Travel through the exciting culinary world of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Journey through the rich culinary landscape of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Featuring favorite flavo … GET BOOK
Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook

Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook [Chelsea Monroe-Cassel]

  • Author : Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Cooking
  • Total Pages : 112
  • ISBN-10 : 1683831810
Sheathe your sword, draw your cards, and summon more than 50 delicious bites and cocktails inspired by Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card ga … GET BOOK
The Art of DOOM: Eternal

The Art of DOOM: Eternal [Bethesda Softworks,ID SOFTWARE]

  • Author : Bethesda Softworks,ID SOFTWARE
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 150671725X
A full-color digital art book containing concept art and commentary from the development of DOOM Eternal, the next entry in the iconic first-person shooter … GET BOOK