Introduction to the Game Industry

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006 - Business & Economics - 726 pages
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This book "gives you a complete overview of how to create and market electronic games. You learn how the process works: from creating an idea for a game; describing the game concept in production documents ; building game assets such as artwork, game data, and code; to final packaging and marketing of the product. Author Michael Moore provides comprehensive coverage of key game-industry concepts such as the elements of gameplay, interface design, storytelling, and the economics of producing a successful game." - back cover.

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About the author (2006)

Michael E. Moore is a 24-year veteran of the game industry. For the first 10 years (1979-1989), he designed, developed, and produced board games (mass market, role-playing, and military simulations). He then moved into computer games as a designer and producer, working for such publishers as Infocom, Activision, and 3DO. In addition, he helped start up several game development companies. Over the years, he designed and produced such games as Circuit's Edge, Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye and BattleTech II: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge for Activision, SpellCraft for ASCII Entertainment, and The Shadow of Yserbius/Fates of Twinion and Alien Legacy for Sierra. Michael joined the Game Software Design and Production Department at DigiPen Institute of Technology in January 2003 and taught game design and project management to undergraduate and graduate students. He acted as department chair for 3 A1/2 years. Michael was born in Minneapolis, MN, and received a double B.A. in English and Communication Arts from St. Mary's University in Winona, MN. He received an M.A. in Communication Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. With assistance from Jen Sward, he wrote a college textbook on game production, Introduction to the Game Industry (ISBN 0-13-168743-3).

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