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An easy-to-follow primer on the fundamentals of digital gamedesign

The quickly evolving mobile market is spurring digital gamecreation into the stratosphere, with revenue from games exceedingthat of the film industry. With this guide to the basics, you'llget in on the game of digital game design while you learn theskills required for storyboarding, character creation, environmentcreation, level design, programming, and testing.

  • Teaches basic skill sets in the context of current systems,genres, and game-play styles
  • Demonstrates how to design for different sectors within gamingincluding console, PC, handheld, and mobile
  • Explores low-poly modeling for game play
  • Addresses character and prop animation, lighting and rendering,and environment design
  • Discusses the path from concept to product, including pre- andpost-production
  • Includes real-world scenarios and interviews with key studioand industry professionals

With Game Design Essentials, you'll benefit from ageneral-but-thorough overview of the core art and technologyfundamentals of digital game design for the 21st century.

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