Game Design Foundations provides an easy-to-follow process for game designers to express their concepts and begin the development process. Game designer Roger E. Pedersen explores the various game genres, discusses the research process, and explains the basics needed to understand programming, artwork, sound and audio, testing, and scriptwriting (both linear and non-linear). The book provides extensive examples to illustrate the game development process and includes more than 1,200 game ideas. Learn the tools and secrets of a game designer with 20 years of experience and more than 50 gaming titles to his credit.
About the Author
Roger E. Pedersen has been designing, producing, and programming games since the early 1980s for companies such as CBS Software, Gametek, Hi-Tech Expressions, Villa Crespo Software, Acclaim Entertainment, Phantom EFX, Walker Boy Studio, 3D Open Motion, Hypnotics, and Merit Industries. His cumulative title sales have surpassed 10 million copies on over 50 titles for multiple platforms including the personal computer, video consoles, location-based, Internet, arcade, and hand-held. He is also the author of award-winning articles for Gamasutra.com, GameDev.net, and Gignews.com.