The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100 plus sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game�s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board,... more

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Ryan Hoover Although it's about gaming, the learnings and tactics in the book can be applied to any product. It's really about psychology and how people think. (Source)

Katherine Isbister This book is written by a very respected game design practitioner and academic, and it is one of the classics. (Source)

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