Welcome to your Games Development Masterclass reading list. Here you will find resources selected by your course team to support you throughout this module.
The Indie Game Developer Handbook by Hill-Whittall, R.The indie game developer's complete guide to running a studio. The climate for the games industry has never been hotter, and this is only set to continue as the marketplace for tablets, consoles and phones grow. Seemingly every day there is a story of how a successful app or game has earned thousands of downloads and revenue. As the market size increases, so does the number of people developing and looking to develop their own app or game to publish. The Indie Game Developer Handbook covers every aspect of running a game development studio--from the initial creation of the game through to completion, release and beyond. Accessible and complete guide to many aspects of running a game development studio from funding and development through QA, publishing, marketing, and more. Provides a useful knowledge base and help to support the learning process of running an indie development studio in an honest, approachable and easy to understand way. Case studies, interviews from other studies and industry professionals grant an first-hand look into the world of indie game development
Call Number: 794.81526 HIL + eBook
Publication Date: 2015-02-13
Game Project Completed by Schwarzl, T.How do you become a successful indie game developer?Excellent programming skills, smart game design and fancy graphics don't make you a successful game developer. It's the ability to complete a game project which brings you success, confidence and joy. Dominating the inner game of game making is what separates the pros from the wannabes. It's about staying focused, motivated and efficient as well as about thinking as a salesperson, not just as a designer, a programmer or an artist.This book shows you plenty of tricks how to prevent human nature from ruining your game project. Simple issues like embarrassment, procrastination or perfectionism can become death traps for your success. So you should be aware of these perils to avoid them or to cope with them.Most game development books address design, coding, graphics or similar topics. They teach how to make games. This book does not show you how to make them. It shows you how to finish them.