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Media Secrets of the Game Business
Posted By : Pastilan | Date : 06 Aug 2021 11:02 | Comments : 3
MediaSecret

Media Secrets of the Game Business
Charles River Media | ISBN: 1584502827 | 26 April 2022 | PDF | 2.25 MB | 410 pages pages

Written for anyone interested in learning about how the game business works, this completely updated version of this bestseller provides insights from industry pros into the ins and outs of bringing a commercial game to market. A diverse group of experienced professionals has joined together to share their wisdom and experiences to help others maximize the game business. All business aspects of game development and publishing are covered, including game publishing, financing a project, managing development operations, making a profit, and getting a game to market. Many of the articles include case studies and interviews, providing readers with real-world examples that illustrate how companies and individuals have succeeded and failed in the business. This is a must-have resource for anyone interested in starting a game development studio or improving an existing one.
Frame Games: Persuasion Excellence
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 05 Aug 2021 14:10 | Comments : 1

L. Michael Hall, «Frame Games: Persuasion Excellence»
Neuro-Semantic Publications | ISBN: 1890001198 | July 1, 2022 | 326 pages | PDF | 1 Mb

Frame Games is a book all about the games we all play every day of our lives, and the games that we play in every arena of life: health, wealth, business, personal, etc. Frame Games explains why we act the way we do, our thinking patterns, emotional habits, and the actions and interactions that make or break us. Puts the cutting-edge model of Meta-States into a form that is easy to understand and use.
Legends and Lairs: Path of Shadow
Posted By : pariman | Date : 05 Aug 2021 10:38 | Comments : 0

Legends and Lairs: Path of Shadow
178 pages | PDF | 4.1MB
Algorithms And Networking For Computer Games
Posted By : ganelon | Date : 25 Jul 2022 12:46 | Comments : 1

Jouni Smed, Harri Hakonen | "Algorithms And Networking For Computer Games"
Wiley | Jul 2006 | ISBN: 0470018127 | English | 288 pages | PDF | Size (for download): 1.3 MB
Toddler Play (Gymboree)
Posted By : tmobile | Date : 21 Jul 2022 06:49 | Comments : 4

Toddler Play (Gymboree)
Creative Publishing international| ISBN 0865734356 | 2001-04 | PDF | 192 pages | 18.46 MB

Direct toddlers with interactive activities that are easy, skill building and fun to do. Over 100 toddler-tested activities for quality play time. A variety of activities organized by appropriatemess for each month of life. Developed in consultation with the play experts at Gymboree.
Luke Ahearn, «3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop»
Posted By : Spymaker | Date : 20 Jul 2022 23:42 | Comments : 1

Luke Ahearn, «3D Game Textures: Create Professional Game Art Using Photoshop»
Publisher: Focal Press | Feb 2006 | ISBN: 0240807685 | Pages: 368 | PDF | 21.8 MB

Game artists, architects, simulation developers, web designers and enthusiasts alike can learn to create everything from bricks to books in Photoshop with this step-by-step instructional guide. Because texture is 99% of what a gamer sees when playing, this topic deserves considerable coverage but has gotten little attention. Unlike anything on the market, this book is the first of its kind to provide an in-depth guide to game texturing with hundreds of high-quality examples. This guide teaches everything a game artist will need to know-from researching textures, basic artistic principles, tools and techniques, to specific step-by-step tutorials that explain how to create textures for a myriad of environments. The goal of this book is to give the reader a guide that will actually help them secure a job as a developer/artisteven providing them with images created using the tutorials that can be used in a portfolio.
The Xbox 360 Uncloaked:: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 17 Jul 2022 09:53 | Comments : 1

The Xbox 360 Uncloaked:: The Real Story Behind Microsoft's Next-Generation Video Game Console
Lulu Press (2022-05-17) | ISBN: 0977784215 | 404 Pages | 4.6 MB | PDF

A fascinating insider's look at the evolution of the Xbox 360 and Microsoft's ambitious gamble to become a leading force in the multi-billion dollar video game industry. Through extensive interviews and unprecedented access, San Jose Mercury News Technology and Gaming Writer Dean Takahashi takes you behind the scenes as he reveals... The birth of the machine as seen through the eyes of the Xbox 360 engineers who designed it... Blow-by-blow coverage of the heated internal debates as senior Microsoft executives battle to define the future of the Xbox brand... The strategic chess moves as Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and company take risk after risk, trying to outmaneuver their archrivals for the brass ring: dominance of the incredibly lucrative video game market... Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, the entire Microsoft Xbox 360 team, and the industry's most celebrated game developers -- all of the major players are included in this captivating story.
Beating the Sicilian
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 17 Jul 2022 09:44 | Comments : 3
Beating the Sicilian
American Chess Promotions(1984) | ISBN: 0713408995 | 160 Pages | 6.6 MB | PDF

The Sicilian defence is the most popular opening at club level and the great mass of theory is a daunting prospect for the tournament player having to face it. This book seeks to offer a complete repertoire against every variation of the defence, together with an alternative line for White where the recommended move leads to particularly sharp play. Thus, players of different styles should be able to face the Sicilian with confidence. By basing the material on 31 key selected games, the author develops an understanding of the attacking plans for White and the importance of different move orders. Grandmaster John Nunn is a member of the English Olympiad team. He is author of "The Benoni for the Tournament Player" and co-author of "Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation". This is a Batsford Chess Book; the adviser is R.G.Wade and the Technical Editor is P.A.Lamford
Action Chess: Purdy's 24 Hours Opening Repertoire
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 17 Jul 2022 09:24 | Comments : 8

Action Chess: Purdy's 24 Hours Opening Repertoire
Thinkers' Press (1999-05) | ISBN: 0938650793 | 269 Pages | 2.43 MB | DJVU

I think this is a good book. I think some of the people who write these reviews are not the intended audience. I don't think this book was written for expert players. It's written for people who are beginners and want to start playing the game without being crushed in the opening. This book won't cause you win every game. I don't think that's possible with a 24 hour repertiore. However, it will give you some good ideas to think about and will get through most games with a playable position. Most opening books have a ton of variations and very little explanation. Purdy is a great chess teacher and explains all the main ideas. It's true that these openings may not be the best according to modern theory. However, this book was intended as 24 hour repertiore for players rated 1900 and under. I think it's good in that respect.
The Art of the Middle Game
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 17 Jul 2022 08:53 | Comments : 7

The Art of the Middle Game
Dover Publications (2021-12-01) | ISBN: 0486261549 | 238 Pages | 7.92 MB | PDF

Superb guide to neglected area of chess. Two formidable grandmasters cover attacking the king, defense, importance of pawn structure, analysis, much more. Authoritative introduction by Harry Golombek. Belongs in the library of every serious chess enthusiast. Indexes of players and middle-game themes.
The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 16 Jul 2022 10:00 | Comments : 5

The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life
Indiana University Press (2002-05) | ISBN: 0253340942 | 269 Pages | 17.92 MB | PDF

"This book is great fun to read and highly informative." --Raymond Smullyan

"This is a delightful and fascinating book that will surely appeal to anyone who is fascinated by, or infuriated by, mental puzzles." --Keith Devlin

Why are humans fascinated by puzzles? Puzzle-addict and renowned communication theorist Marcel Danesi takes readers on an exploration of the philosophical implications of the puzzle instinct. Puzzles are as old as humanity and the human instinct for puzzles betrays the larger perpetual search for meaning to life. Danesi not only has included many in this book to puzzle over, he explores why we like to puzzle over them as well. Among the smaller puzzles in this book are the solutions to some much larger puzzles: What is the raison dâetre that puzzles serve, why did they emerge at the same time in history as myth, magic and the occult arts, and why canât we put them down.
Puzzlers' Tribute: A Feast for the Mind
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 16 Jul 2022 09:42 | Comments : 4

Puzzlers' Tribute: A Feast for the Mind
AK Peters (2022-01-12) | ISBN: 1568811217 | 408 Pages | 23.56 MB | PDF

Mathematicians, puzzle aficionados, and magicians are experts in the unsolvable, the undoable, and the unbelievable. Their currency is paradox. Martin Gardner stands at the nexus of these communities, and this collection brings together offerings in tribute to him. The list of contributors reads like a Who's Who in Science and the World of Puzzles. The breadth of contributions in form and content, ranging from puzzles to poems, from brainteasers to brief biographical accounts of the greatest puzzler of all, is sure to appeal to a wide variety of readers and the fan club of Martin Gardner.
Judgment and Planning in Chess
Posted By : avaxmore | Date : 16 Jul 2022 09:12 | Comments : 3

Judgment and Planning in Chess
Random House Puzzles & Games (2022-01-12) | ISBN: 0679143254 | 200 Pages | 5.6 MB | PDF

Judgment And Planning In Chess focuses on that crucial point in the chess game -- eight or so moves into the game -- where the opening development breaks off and the middle game begins. This is precisely the part of the game that falls between opening books and middle-game books. Dr. Euwe studies a number of orthodox openings and positions from the point where the opening stage has come to an end. He describes the characteristics of the position reached, shows why one or the other side stands better, and gives a practical demonstration of the means by which the game can be brought to its logical conclusion.
Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
Posted By : anjer | Date : 15 Jul 2022 17:45 | Comments : 2

Irving Chernev, Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
Dover Publications | 0486242498 | 2022-02-01 | PDF | 6.87 MB | 288 pages

The endgame is important, and no books are written on the endgame! 60 complete games from match and tournament play, with endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art.
Puzzles 101: A Puzzlemaster's Challenge
Posted By : pinkeye | Date : 11 Jul 2022 17:54 | Comments : 4

Puzzles 101: A Puzzlemaster's Challenge
A K Peters Ltd / (December 2003) | 85 pages | ISBN: 156881206X | PDF | 5 Mb

This latest collection of puzzles from the internationally acclaimed puzzlemaster Nob Yoshigahara covers a wide variety of puzzles from physical to visual, conceptual to mathematical. Solutions are provided in a separate section, which will help novices get on the right track, and will give seasoned aficionados a chance to check their work.