sábado, janeiro 24, 2009

50 livros sobre videojogos

Listagem realizada pela EDGE sobre os 50 livros que todos deveriam ter na industria do desenvolvimento.


THEORY
Trigger Happy: The Inner Life of Videogames, by Steven Poole
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi
Rules of Play, by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman
Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds, by Jesper Juul
Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism, by Ian Bogost

DESIGN PRACTICE
Fundamentals of Game Design, by Ernest Adams and Andrew Rollings
21st Century Game Design, by Chris Bateman and Richard Boon
Gender-Inclusive Game Design, by Sheri Graner Ray
A Theory of Fun for Game Design, by Raph Koster
Balance of Power: International Politics as the Ultimate Global Game, by Chris Crawford
Digital Game-Based Learning, by Marc Prensky

WRITING
Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames, edited by Chris Bateman

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Creating the Art of the Game, by Matthew Omernick
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Visual Explanations and Envisioning Information, all by Edward Tufte
Pause and Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative, by Mark Stephen Meadows

MUSIC AND AUDIO
The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness, by George Alastair 'The Fat Man' Sanger

ONLINE GAMES AND COMMUNITY
Developing Online Games: An Insider’s Guide, by Jessica Mulligan and Bridgette Petrovsky
Designing Virtual Worlds, by Richard Bartle
Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities, by Amy Jo Kim

THE HISTORY OF GAMES
The Oxford History of Board Games, by David Parlett
The Ultimate History of Video Games, by Steven L. Kent
Supercade: A Visual History of the Videogame Age 1971 - 1984, by Van Burnham

SOCIOLOGY
Joystick Nation, by J.C. Herz
Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Super Heroes, and Make-Believe Violence, by Gerard Jones
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, by James Paul Gee
Everything Bad Is Good for You, by Steven Johnson
From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games, edited by Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins
Pikachu's Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokémon, edited by Joseph Tobin

PEOPLE, PROJECTS AND BUSINESSES
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, by Frederick P. Brooks
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams, 2nd edition by Tom Demarco and Timothy Lister
Postmortems from Game Developer, edited by Austin Grossman
Game Over, Press Start to Continue, by David Sheff, with new material by Andy Eddy
Masters of Doom, by David Kushner
Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution by Heather Chaplin and Aaron Ruby
he Xbox 360 Uncloaked by Dean Takahashi

OTHER MEDIA AND USEFUL DISCIPLINES
Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting, by Robert McKee
A Pattern Language, by Christopher Alexander et al
The Design of Everyday Things, by Donald Norman

DEEP BACKGROUND
Homo Ludens, by Johan Huizinga
Man, Play, and Games, by Roger Caillois
The Ambiguity of Play, by Brian Sutton-Smith
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, by Marshall McLuhan

INSPIRATIONS
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dungeons & Dragons Player’s Handbook, by various authors
Star Trek, originated by Gene Roddenberry
The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy
Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell
Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace, by Janet H. Murray
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