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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00
From the text adventures of Zork, to the arcade game of Pac-Man, to the corridors of Doom, and on to the city streets of Grand Theft Auto IV, the maze has often been used as a space to trap and confuse players in their navigation of gameworlds. However, the maze as a construction on the landscape has a long history before the invention of the videogame.... more...
- Packt Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Rich with examples, detailed breakdowns, and step-by-step instructions, this book gets down to the nuts and bolts of gold making, to help you become a World of Warcraft gold tycoon.This book is for every World of Warcraft player who?s tired of scrapping for gold or has ever wanted to be the one showing off expensive items in town. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95
The result of thirty years experience playing and winning, Jay Moore?s new book Blackjack Secrets offers rules that are of deciding importance in everyday play. Even if you don?t know anything else about blackjack, if you follow these tips, your game will improve and you are more likely to win. Know when to stand, when to hit, when to double, and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95
The Edge calls Trigger Happy a "seminal piece of work." For the first time ever, an aficionado with a knowledge of art, culture, and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames, and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film. Thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games, more... more...
- CRC Press 2008; US$ 45.95
and edited by members of the International Game Developers Association, Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing is a no-nonsense guide to the professional craft of writing the story, narrative, dialogue, tutorials, manuals, strategy guides, and anything else that needs to be written for modern-day video games. All contributors are themselves... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 80.00
Presents a broad examination of the nature of virtual worlds and the potential they provide in managing and expressing information practices through that medium, grounding information professionals and students of new media in the fundamental elements of virtual worlds and online gaming. The book details the practical issues in finding and using information... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 55.00
A follow up to 2007's Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984, this reference work provides detailed descriptions and reviews of every U.S.-released game for the Nintendo NES, the Atari 7800, and the Sega Master System, all of which are considered among the most popular video game systems ever produced. Organized alphabetically by console brand, each... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00
In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95
The games industry is serious business and the role of a games designer has dramatically changed over just the last few years. Developers now have to rethink everything they know about the creative, technical and business challenges to adapt to the transition to games as a service. Games as a Service: How Free to Play Design Can Make Better... more...
- CRC Press 2008; US$ 47.95
""Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing games is an incredible tour-de-force of a recreational industry."" - The Midwest Book Review , April 2008 ""In a Gamasutra holiday bonus feature extracted from his new 'Dungeons & Desktops' book, author Matt Barton looks at 'The Silver Age' of role-playing games, from Richard Garriott's... more...