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Author : Ryan Rigney
ISBN : 9781466515352
Genre : Computers
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On the forefront of the mobile gaming revolution are real people with stories that are crazy, stressful, hilarious, and, in some cases, heart-wrenching. Written by respected video game journalist Ryan Rigney, with a foreword by John Davison, Buttonless tells the stories of the people behind the games. Rigney takes you on a tour that covers more than 65 of the best and most beloved iPhone and iPad games, telling the never-before-heard tales behind them. Based on more than 100 exclusive interviews with some of the biggest names in iOS development, Buttonless chronicles the adversities that top developers had to overcome and delivers numerous funny/interesting anecdotes from behind the scenes of the iTunes App Store. Examples include: George Fan - Lead Designer of Plants vs. Zombies Kris Piotrowski - Co-creator of Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP Jaakko Iisalo - Lead Designer of Angry Birds Katherine Anna Kang - Head of id Mobile and Lead Designer of Doom II RPG Justin Smith - Creator of Enviro-Bear 2010 Paul Bettner - Lead Designer of Words With Friends Simon Oliver - Creator of Rolando Donald Mustard - Lead Designer of Infinity Blade ... and plenty of others You'll also learn: The real origins of Angry Birds How iOS critical darling Jet Car Stunts was born from one of the worst games of 1999––Carmageddon 3 Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman's weird obsession with leaping out of windows How the first-ever Iraqi video game went unpublished for 20 years before becoming an iOS exclusive The tweet that saved Words With Friends The napkin drawing that became the biggest-selling comic book series on the App Store
Category: Computers

The Magic Three Of Solatia

Author : Jane Yolen
ISBN : 9781480423329
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 88.4 MB
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All magic has consequences Long ago, the seawitch Dread Mary fell in love with a hard-hearted prince and gave him the Magic Three of Solatia: three silver buttons that could fulfill any wish—but at a price. Centuries later, the buttons belong to Sianna of the Song, a button maker’s daughter and heir to all of Dread Mary’s magic secrets. But the cruel King Blaggard of Solatia seeks to wed the lovely Sianna and steal her power. Sianna will need her wits, her magic, and the silver buttons to save herself and Solatia from the evil Blaggard . . . but what will it cost her? This ebook features a personal history by Jane Yolen including rare images from the author’s personal collection, as well as a note from the author about the making of the book.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Practical Gamemaker Studio

Author : Ben Tyers
ISBN : 9781484223734
Genre : Computers
File Size : 75.40 MB
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Gain the skills required to create fun and compelling games using GameMaker: Studio, and its GML programming language. In this full-color book you’ll learn 24 practical programming elements that are important when creating any game. Each section includes an introduction to a new programming element, some examples, a worksheet, and mini projects to allow you to test your new knowledge. After completing all elements, you will put into action what you have learned in a classic arcade style game. In Practical GameMaker: Studio, you will create a fully featured game, with guidance and in color. After each section you’ll see how you’ll apply what you’ve learned to the final game, and discover additional projects to try. These mini projects include a separate scoring guide, and a working example for each, which is useful if you’re using this book in an educational environment. Similarly, the book also contains a number of assignments, which you may include as part of any associated coursework in your classes. What You Will Learn Use GameMaker: Studio and GameMaker Language (GML) to create games Work with GML variables, conditionals, drawing, keyport I/O, objects, and events Create GML sprites, health/lives, alarms, collisions, and rooms Improve your game with GML backgrounds, sound and music, splash screens and menus, and effects“/li> Include GML random and AI movements in your game Use GML loops, arrays, ds_lists, paths, and scripts Who This Book Is For Experienced game developers new to GameMaker or for those with at least some prior exposure or experience with GameMaker: Studio but who are new to GML.
Category: Computers

Game Development Essentials An Introduction

Author : Jeannie Novak
ISBN : 9781111307653
Genre : Art
File Size : 22.39 MB
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GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, 3E is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development. With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Casual Game Design

Author : Gregory Trefry
ISBN : 1138427780
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From Windows Solitaire to Bejeweled to Wii Tennis, casual games have radically changed the landscape of games. By simplifying gameplay and providing quick but intense blasts of engaging play, casual games have drawn in huge new audiences of players. To entertain and engage the casual player, game designers must learn to think about what makes casual games work, from game mechanics to narrative content. Through the close examination of a number of casual games, you will learn how to inject the necessary game design elements into your casual games and give your designs the complexity and strategy they need to hook gamers. You will learn:

Shipping Greatness

Author : Chris Vander Mey
ISBN : 9781449336608
Genre : Computers
File Size : 32.15 MB
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Need a shortcut to a degree in shipping great software? Successful team leaders must have an extremely broad skill set to find the right product, work through a complex and ever-changing development process, and do it all incredibly quickly. In this guide, Chris Vander Mey provides a simplified, no-BS approach to the entire software lifecycle, distilled from lessons he learned as a manager at Amazon and Google. In the first part of the book, you’ll learn a step-by-step shipping process used by many of the best teams at Google and Amazon. Part II shows you the techniques, best practices, and skills you need to face an array of challenges in product, program, project, and engineering management. Clearly define your product and develop your mission and strategy Assemble your team and understand enough about systems to communicate with them Create a beautiful, intuitive, and simple user experience Track your team’s deliverables and closely manage the testing process Communicate clearly to gracefully handle requests, senior-management interactions, and feedback from various sources Build metrics to track progress, spot problems, and celebrate success Stick to your launch checklist and plan for marketing and PR
Category: Computers

Contemporary Cables

Author : Jody Long
ISBN : 9780486805276
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 69.65 MB
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Suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters, these 21 patterns include pullover, cardigan, and cowl sweaters as well as a scarf, hat, mittens, vest, shrug, more. Charts and schematics provide ample illustrations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : Jude Deveraux
ISBN : 074345930X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 39.33 MB
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In a few terrifying moments, her life was changed forever. Linnet plunged into the Kentucky wilderness, leaving behind the remnants of her life in London. But a savage Indian attack on the wagon train wiped out her fellow travelers, and left her alone in a harsh land...at the mercy of a fierce Shawnee tribe. When a handsome young brave claimed her, in perfect English, as his own, Linnet knew she was safe. Until the jealousy of his powerful chief forced them to flee on a hazardous journey, fraught with peril and treachery...a journey that threatened both their lives, and their very special love!
Category: Fiction