Challenges for Game Designers

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Course Technology, 2009 - Computers - 317 pages
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Welcome to a book written to challenge you, improve your brainstorming abilities, and sharpen your game design skills! Challenges for Game Designers: Non-Digital Exercises for Video Game Designers is filled with enjoyable, interesting, and challenging exe

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Brenda Brathwaite is an award-winning game designer, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981 at the age of 15. She is the longest continuously serving woman in the video game industry. Brenda worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer or creative director, including Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts and numerous companies in the social and mobile space. She is presently the Game Designer in Residence at the University of California at Santa Cruz and the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Loot Drop, a social and mobile game company. She is presently Game Designer in Residence at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Ian Schreiber has been in the industry for 7 years, first as a programmer and then as a game designer. He has worked on 5 published game titles, including Playboy: the Mansion and the Nintendo DS version of Marvel Trading Card Game. He has also developed training/simulation games for two Fortune 500 companies. For the last year, Ian has taught game design and development at Ohio University, and was mentoring college students at several universities for years before that.

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