[game_edu] Books on Virtual Worlds?
gwalek at ccsnh.edu
Wed Mar 21 15:03:22 EDT 2012
Don 't get caught up on the "World Building" term.. it's just another term for Level design. And the fundamentals of level design apply everywhere!
I currently use the following book to teach the fundamentals.
Game Development Essentials: Game Level Design
Travis Castillo, Jeannie Novak
One thing I love about this book is they go through the process of building from concept to actually building.
From: game_edu-bounces at igda.org [mailto:game_edu-bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Peter Border
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:30 AM
To: IGDA Game Education Listserv
Subject: [game_edu] Books on Virtual Worlds?
Does anybody have any recommendations for a new text on building virtual worlds? We have using Bartle's book, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth (copyright 2004- pre WoW!) and is rather wordy (150 pages for one chapter??). OTOH, Bartle's an excellent book by one of the founders so I don't want to change just for the sake of being hip.
What are other people using for a text on MMOs?
Game and Application Design Chairman
Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
1401 West 76th St
Richfield, MN 55423
pborder at msbcollege.edu
game_edu mailing list
game_edu at igda.org
More information about the game_edu