Theory of Fun for Game Design
A Theory of Fun for Game Design is not your typical how-to book. It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. The book's unique approach of providing a highly visual storyboard approach combined with a narrative on the art and practice of designing for fun is sure to be a hit with game and interactive designers, At first glance A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book that will truly inspire and challenge game designers to think in new was; however, its universal message will influence designers from all walks of life. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining. The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough. He then explains how great designers use different types of elements in new ways to make designs more fun and compelling. Anyone who is interested in design will enjoy how the book works on two levels--as a quick inspiration guide to game design, or as an informative discussion that details the insightful thinking from a great mind in the game industry.
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It's a comic book about games, and what makes them fun. Rather like _Understanding Comics_ (except that means it should be a game rather than a book). Anyway, it's a good book about the nature of Fun, and it's also a quick and engaging read.
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Raph Koster presents an interesting look into the idea of fun in game design. This should be considered as a philosophical approach to the subject - as compared to an instructional one. Interesting ...
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A Theory of Fun for Game Design OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Welcome to the website for my book A Theory of Fun for Game Design. This website is intended to serve as a companion piece to the book. ...
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reviews, and how-to suggestions « Second Person February 2nd, 2007 Just added a review of A Theory of Fun For Game Design to the site, plus some related ...
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Raph Koster’s A Theory of Fun for Game Design is one of the best work-related books I’ve read in quite some time. It is also one of the strangest.
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A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book written and illustrated by Raph Koster. It is based upon a presentation Koster gave at the Austin Game Conference ...
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Review: Theory of Fun for Game Design | Kairosnews
Raph Koster's A Theory of Fun for Game Design is probably best described as attempt to do for videogames what Scott mccloud did for comics in his book ...
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It’s interesting, though, that Koster has tried to make A Theory of Fun for Game Design itself a playful learning system, by juxtaposing text with ...
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