Account

Company

  Menu
Large Image

Theory of Fun for Game Design

by

(617 reviews)

Get It Preview
$24.22 $27.99 Save 13%

Share This

Description

Now in full color, the 10th anniversary edition of this classic book takes you deep into the influences that underlie modern video games, and examines the elements they share with traditional games such as checkers. At the heart of his exploration, veteran game designer Raph Koster takes a close look at the concept of fun and why it's the most vital element in any game.

Why do some games become boring quickly, while others remain fun for years? How do games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools? Whether you're a game developer, dedicated gamer, or curious observer, this illustrated, fully updated edition helps you understand what drives this major cultural force, and inspires you to take it further.

You'll discover that:

• Games play into our innate ability to seek patterns and solve puzzles

• Most successful games are built upon the same elements

• Slightly more females than males now play games

• Many games still teach primitive survival skills

• Fictional dressing for modern games is more developed than the conceptual elements

• Truly creative designers seldom use other games for inspiration

• Games are beginning to evolve beyond their prehistoric origins

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been $23.00 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • $
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Raph Koster on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Raph Koster.
  • to stop tracking Raph Koster.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on November 22, 2013.
  • This book was $16.99 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 139 times in the past 3,890 days.
  • The current price of this book is $24.22 last checked 3 minutes ago.
  • This book is at its lowest price in the past 90 days.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is $23.00.
  • The lowest price to date was $6.49 last reached on September 2, 2014.
  • This book has been $6.49 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was $28.99 last reached on June 23, 2024.
  • This book has been $28.99 one time since we started tracking it.

Genres

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Disabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • File Size: 19,863 KB

We last verified the price of this book about 3 minutes ago. At that time, the price was $24.22. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.com website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.