Game Design Deep Dive: Platformers

Author:   Joshua Bycer
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780367211387


Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Game Design Deep Dive: Platformers


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The Game Design Deep Dive series examines specific game systems or mechanics over the course of the history of the industry. This book examines the history of jumping - one of the oldest mechanics in the industry - and how it has evolved and changed over the years. The author looks at the transition from 2D to 3D and multiple elements that make jumping more complicated than it looks from a design perspective. Key Selling Points: The first in a series of books that focus entirely on a singular game design system or mechanic, in this case: jumping. A perfect read for anyone interested in understanding game design, or just curious from a historical standpoint. A must read for anyone interested in building their own platformer or just interested in the history of the game industry's most famous game mechanic. This book is a perfect companion for someone building their first game or as part of a game design classroom. Includes real game examples to highlight the discussed topics and mechanics. Joshua Bycer is a Game Design Critic with more than seven years of experience critically analyzing game design and the industry itself. In that time, through Game-Wisdom, he has interviewed hundreds of game developers and members of the industry about what it means to design video games. He also strives to raise awareness about the importance of studying game design by giving lectures and presentations; his first book was titled 20 Essential Games to Study.

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Author:   Joshua Bycer
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   CRC Press
Weight:   0.209kg
ISBN:  

9780367211387


ISBN 10:   0367211386
Pages:   152
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

1 The Legacy of Jumping 2 The First Jumps 3 Committed Jumping 4 Variable Jumping 5 The 2D Mascot Platformer Era 6 Basic 2D Design 7 Advanced 2D Design 8 The Adventure Platformer 9 Puzzle Platforming and Design 10 First-Person Jumping Design 11 The 3D Platformer Era 12 Three D Design 13 The AAA Shift Away from Platformers 14 The Indie Impact 15 Physics-Driven Platformer Design 16 Super Mario Maker and Kaizo Culture 17 Expert 2D Design 18 Conclusion

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Joshua Bycer is a Game Design Critic with more than 7 years of experience critically analyzing game design and the industry itself. In that time through Game-Wisdom, he has interviewed hundreds of game developers and members of the industry about what it means to design video games.

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