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Creative Character Design 2e

2nd Edition

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Bryan Tillman
February 7, 2019

Create compelling, original characters using archetypes and design elements such as shadows and line with the tips and techniques found in this image-packed book. Bryan Tillman bridges the gap between the technique of drawing characters and the theory of good character design by using case studies, ...

Game Engine Architecture, Third Edition

3rd Edition

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Jason Gregory
August 17, 2018

In this new and improved third edition of the highly popular Game Engine Architecture, Jason Gregory draws on his nearly two decades of experience at Midway, Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog to present both the theory and practice of game engine software development. In this book, the broad range of ...

Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained

1st Edition

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Jonathan Cooper
January 25, 2019

What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining e...

Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

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Tracy Fullerton
August 27, 2018

Game Design Workshop is a truly great book, and has become, in my opinion, the de facto standard text for beginner- to intermediate-level game design education. This updated new edition is extremely relevant, useful and inspiring to all kinds of game designers. —  Richard Lemarchand, Interacti...

Real-Time Rendering, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

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Tomas Akenine-Möller, Eric Haines, Naty Hoffman
August 6, 2018

Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition focuses on modern techniques used to generate synthetic three-dimensional images in a fraction of a second. With the advent of programmable shaders, a wide variety of new algorithms have arisen and evolved over the past few years. This edition discusses curren...

Architectural Approach to Level Design: Second edition

2nd Edition

Christopher W. Totten
May 10, 2019

Written by a game developer and professor trained in architecture, An Architectural Approach to Level Design is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. It explores the principles of level design through the context and history of...

Holistic Game Development with Unity 3e: An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming

3rd Edition

Penny de Byl
May 09, 2019

Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity. Reworked for C# and Unity 2018 & 2019, and bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the...

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2e

2nd Edition

Matt Barton, Shane Stacks
May 01, 2019

Computer role-playing games (CRPGs) are a special genre of computer games that bring the tabletop role-playing experience of games such as Dungeons & Dragons to the computer screen. Thisnew edition inlcudes two new chapters: The Modern Age, and a chapter on Indies and Mobile CRPGs. The new...

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition

5th Edition

John M. Blain
April 30, 2019

Blender™ is a free Open Source 3D Creation Suite supporting the entire modeling and animation pipeline – modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. The program also includes Video Editing and Grease Pencil 2D Animation. The program is free to download and...

3ds Max Basics for Modeling Video Game Assets: Volume 1: Model a Complete Game Environment and Export to Unity or Other Game Engines

1st Edition

William Culbertson
April 24, 2019

A textbook for learning 3d modeling fundamentals, this step-by-step lesson book develops the readers modeling skills through a series of modeling exercises creating modules for a medieval castle environment. As the text introduces new modeling skills it additionally calls on the reader to perform...

The FORCE Companion: Quick Tips and Tricks

1st Edition

Mike Mattesi, Swendly Benilia
April 01, 2019

Swendly Benilia shares with us simple and tangible tips and tricks to understanding and drawing FORCE across hundreds of drawings full of dunamism and energy! This book is an expellant companion to the FORCE brand since it delivers hundreds of FORCE drawings with succinct notations, filtered and...

Breaking Out of the Games Industry: Designing Tutorials for Video Games

1st Edition

Matthew M. White
March 27, 2019

This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers ‘going indie’. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games...

AI for Games, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Ian Millington
March 26, 2019

AI is an integral part of every video game. This book helps propfessionals keep up with the constantly evolving technological advances in the fast growing game industry and equips students with up-to-date infortmation they need to jumpstart their careers. This revised and updated Third Edition...

Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animators Cookbook

1st Edition

Tom Sito
March 22, 2019

Tom Sito (the legendary animator behind Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, and other classic works) brings together the perfect fusion of culinary skill and animation in his cookbook, Eat, Drink, Animate: An Animator's Cookbook. Sito’s book is a celebration of the works from legendary...

Procedural Storytelling in Game Design

1st Edition

Tanya X. Short, Tarn Adams
March 13, 2019

This edited collection of chapters concerns the evolving discipline of procedural storytelling in video games. Games are an interactive medium, and this interplay between author, player and machine provides new and exciting ways to create and tell stories. In each essay, practitioners of this...

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband: Revised and Expanded

2nd Edition

Ron Husband
March 13, 2019

Quick Sketching with Ron Husband offers instruction to quick sketching and all its techniques. From observing positive and negative space and learning to recognize simple shapes in complex forms to action analysis and using line of action, this Disney legend teaches you how to sketch using all...

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox

1st Edition

Tobias Heussner
February 28, 2019

The Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox continues where the Game Narrative Toolbox ended. While the later covered the basics of writing for games, the Advanced Game Narrative Toolbox will cover techniques for the intermediate and professional writer. The book will cover topics such as how to adapt a...

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