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The Game Maker's Apprentice : Game Development for Beginners [With CDROM]
by Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars


Overview - Way back when Mario was still a mere twinkling in Miyamoto s eye, I was the proud owner of a state-of-the-art Commodore 64 microcomputer. It came with a game development s- tem called The Quill, which allowed anyone to create their own text-based adventure games.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Way back when Mario was still a mere twinkling in Miyamoto s eye, I was the proud owner of a state-of-the-art Commodore 64 microcomputer. It came with a game development s- tem called The Quill, which allowed anyone to create their own text-based adventure games. It may have been incredibly crude, but it suddenly put at my fingertips the thrill of enterta- ing my nearest and dearest by devising interactive challenges of my own. Unfortunately, I knew little about game design, and rather than easing my players into a new and alien world, I treated them as opponents that had to be defeated before they could reach the end. Their sp- its crushed, they left, never to return . . . It took me years of playing a variety of good (and bad) games to eventually learn how to treat the player to the game-playing experience that their investment of time and money deserved. It took just hours of reading this book to wish I d had its invaluable guidelines and the accompanying Game Maker tool to help me take my own first steps into game devel- ment all those years ago."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781590596159
  • ISBN-10: 1590596153
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publish Date: April 2006
  • Page Count: 311


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