Making Great Games: An Insider's Guide to Designing and Developing the World's Greatest Games (Paperback)

Michael Thornton Wyman

  • 出版商: Focal Press
  • 出版日期: 2010-09-30
  • 定價: $1,650
  • 售價: 1.8$299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 240
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0240812859
  • ISBN-13: 9780240812854
  • 相關分類: 遊戲設計 Game-design
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Join videogame industry veteran Michael Thornton Wyman on a series of detailed, behind-the-scenes tours with the teams that have made some of the most popular and critically acclaimed videogames of the modern era. Drawing on insider's perspectives from a wide variety of teams, learn about the creation of a tiny, independent game project (World of Goo), casual game classics (Diner Dash, Bejeweled Twist), the world's most popular social game (FarmVille) as well as the world's most popular MMORPG (World of Warcraft), PC titles (Half Life 2) to AAA console games (Madden NFL 10), and modern-day masterpieces (Little Big Planet, Rock Band, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves). Hear directly from the creators about how these games were made, and learn from their stories from the trenches of videogames production. This book is an excellent resource for those working directly on game design or production, for those aspiring to work in the field, or for anyone who has wondered how the world's greatest videogames get made.

* Provides an in-depth look at ten contemporary, best-selling and critically acclaimed videogames across a variety of styles, game types, and platforms. * Unprecedented access and insight into the inner workings of the teams, large and small, responsible for bringing several best-of-breed videogames in the world to market - hear directly from the creative teams in their own words in detailed case studies. * Analysis of best practices and pitfalls common to the process of creating great games through all phases, from concept development through prototyping, production, testing and launch.  * Includes a dozen interviews with games industry leaders, all of whom have shipped great games including: Halo, The Sims, God of War, Spore, Brutal Legend, NBA Street, Splinter Cell, Skate, Need for Speed, and more. * Hands-on tools and hard-won, real world advice from recognized industry experts you can start using immediately to make better video games. * A companion website provides more up-to-date information as well as reader forums.


加入電子遊戲行業老將Michael Thornton Wyman,參觀一系列詳細的幕後導覽,與製作了一些當代最受歡迎和廣受好評的電子遊戲的團隊互動。從各種團隊的內部觀點出發,了解一個小型獨立遊戲項目(《Goo世界》)、休閒遊戲經典(《Diner Dash》、《Bejeweled Twist》)、全球最受歡迎的社交遊戲(《農場物語》)以及全球最受歡迎的大型多人在線角色扮演遊戲(《魔獸世界》)、PC遊戲(《半衰期2》)到AAA級主機遊戲(《瑪登美式足球10》)和現代傑作(《小大星球》、《搖滾樂團》、《神秘海域2:盜賊之中》)的創作過程。直接聽取創作者們關於這些遊戲的製作方式,並從他們在電子遊戲製作一線的故事中學習。本書對於直接從事遊戲設計或製作的人士、渴望在這個領域工作的人士,以及任何想知道如何製作世界頂尖電子遊戲的人士都是一個很好的資源。

* 深入探索十款當代最暢銷和廣受好評的電子遊戲,涵蓋各種風格、遊戲類型和平台。
* 獨家進入世界各地大小團隊的內部運作,了解他們如何將多款頂尖電子遊戲帶到市場 - 透過詳細的案例研究,直接聽取創意團隊的心聲。
* 分析創造出優秀遊戲的最佳實踐和常見陷阱,從概念開發到原型、製作、測試和發布的所有階段。
* 包括與遊戲行業領袖的十幾次訪談,他們都曾推出過優秀遊戲,包括:《光環》、《模擬市民》、《戰神》、《孢子》、《殘酷傳奇》、《NBA街頭籃球》、《絕命終結者》、《滑板》、《極品飛車》等等。
* 實用工具和來自公認行業專家的寶貴實戰建議,您可以立即開始使用,以製作更好的電子遊戲。
* 附帶網站提供更多最新信息以及讀者論壇。