Basics of Game Design is for anyone wanting to become a professional game designer. Focusing on creating the game mechanics for data-driven games, it covers role-playing, real-time strategy, first-person shooter, simulation, and other games. Written by a 25-year veteran of the game industry, the guide offers detailed explanations of how to design t

Introduction. Making Games. Game Play and Game Mechanics. Math and Logic in Games. Inside Game Mechanics. On Movement. On Combat. On Characters and Monsters. On Items. On Magicks and Technologies. On Puzzles in Games. Implementing the Design. Storytelling in Games. Designing Playfields. Interface Design. A Conversation with Chris Taylor.