Category: Livros

Novo ano e mais livros

A malta da editora BitMap Books já tem disponibilizada a possibilidade de compra do novo livro “Go Straight: The Ultimate Guide to Side-Scrolling Beat-’Em-Ups”, que retrata ao longo de 450 páginas alguns dos jogos que foram desenvolvidos e que são do género beat-’em-up”. A lista é extensa e ao longo das 450 páginas estes jogos são apresentados e ilustrados centenas destes jogos. Em fevereiro de 2022 vai ser disponibilizado.

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O livro “Game Writing, Narrative Skills for Videogames”

Mais um daqueles livros que pretendo ler: “Game Writing, Narrative Skills for Videogames” com a edição de Chris Bateman. Do livro consta o seguinte texto de apresentação:
“As the videogame industry has grown up, the need for better stories and characters has dramatically increased, yet traditional screenwriting techniques alone cannot equip writers for the unique challenges of writing stories where the actions and decisions of a diverse range of players are at the centre of every narrative experience. Game Writing: Narrative Skills for Videogames was the first book to demystify the emerging field of game writing by identifying and explaining the skills required for creating videogame narrative.

Through the insights and experiences of professional game writers, this revised edition captures a snapshot of the narrative skills employed in today’s game industry and presents them as practical articles accompanied by exercises for developing the skills discussed. The book carefully explains the foundations of the craft of game writing, detailing all aspects of the process from the basics of narrative to guiding the player and the challenges of nonlinear storytelling. Throughout the book there is a strong emphasis on the skills developers and publishers expect game writers to know.

This second edition brings the material up to date and adds four new chapters covering MMOs, script formats, narrative design for urban games, and new ways to think about videogame narrative as an art form. Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers, Game Writing is the essential guide to all the techniques of game writing. There’s no better starting point for someone wishing to get into this exciting field, whether they are new game writers wishing to hone their skills, or screenwriters hoping to transfer their skills to the games industry.”

E ainda conta com as seções de:
1. Introduction to Game Narrative, Richard Dansky
2. The Basics of Narrative, Stephen Jacobs
3. Writing for Games, Richard Boon
4. Nonlinear Game Narrative, Mary DeMarle
5. Keeping the Player on Track, Chris Bateman
6. Game Characters, Andrew S. Walsh
7. Cut Scenes and Scripted Events. Richard Dansky
8. Writing Comedy for Videogames, Ed Kuehnel and Matt Entin
9. Writing for Licenses, James Swallow
10. The Needs of the Audience, Rhianna Pratchett
11. Beware of the Localization, Tim Langdell
12. Adding Magic: The Voice Actors, Coray Seifert
13. Interchangeable Dialogue Content, Dr. Ernest Adams
14. Dialogue Engines, Chris Bateman
15. Massively Multiplayer Storytelling, Dr. Richard A. Bartle
16. The Tales Cities Tell, Dr. Konstantinos Dimopoulos
17. Interactive Script Formats, Wendy Despain
18. The Avatar and the Player’s Mask, Chris Bateman

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Life Is A Game: The inspirational success story of a legendary game developer (livro)

Encontrei esta referência que me parece ser bastante interessante: “Life Is A Game: The inspirational success story of a legendary game developer” por Mev Dinc. Mev Dinc foi/é um game developer nos anos 80 e seguintes e que decidiu partilhar as suas histórias e aventuras neste negócio com a comunidade.

Pretendo ler este livro, mas o preço está a variar entre os 39euros e os 24euros, vamos ver como fica nos próximos tempos.

+infos(loja): LINK

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A Guide to Japanese Role Playing Games

A malta do Bitmap Books vai lançar ainda este mês de junho o livro “A Guide to Japanese Role Playing Games”. De acordo com o autor trata-se de “detail the entire history of the genre from 1982 to 2020, while reviewing over 600 JRPGs. At 652 pages with a hardcover as standard, the book..”

Da experiência que tenho os livros desta editora são muito bons, com textos bem interessantes e um detalhe para o grafismo de muita boa qualidade.

Não que seja o meu género de videojogos, mas é sempre bom conhecer um pouco da história.

+infos(oficial): LINK

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One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games

saiu ou está quase a sair um livro de nome “One Up: Creativity, Competition, and the Global Business of Video Games“, que não tratando do tema que mais me agrada (o Game Desgin) parece apontar para o lado do negócio e dos valores na industria do desenvolvimento dos videojogos.
acho sempre interessante esta análise, nem que seja para chamar a atenção que esta industria vende mais do que tudo o resto.

o autor, Joost van Dreunen, também tem um blog onde vai partilhando alguns comentários sobre o que se passa no mundo e fazendo algumas análises ao mercado, e que merecem ser lidas :) encontrei este tópico acerca das receitas de comissões e vendas que a diferentes lojas digitais estão a implementar (LINK)

+infos(autor): https://www.superjoost.net/book

+infos(loja): LINK

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Livros a ler/comprar.. prendas?

Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games, 2012, de Stewart Woods
+infos(na loja): LINK

It’s All a Game: The History of Board Games from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan, 2017,de Tristan Donovan
+infos(na loja): LINK

Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, Fourth Edition 4th Edition, 2018, de Tracy Fullerton
+infos(na loja): LINK

Rules of Play – Game Design Fundamentals, 2003, de K Salen
+infos(na loja): LINK

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Umas lindas histórias..

Encontrei esta editora, a Bitmap Books, que tem publicado uns livros muitos interessantes, relacionados com as histórias dos videojogos. A quase totalidade do livros têm um destaque muito especial para imagens dos videojogos, acompanhados de algumas histórias acerca dos mesmos. Das publicações já consta uma lista muito interessante e diversificada, na qual se pode encontrar:
Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium
Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection
Generation 64 – How the Commodore 64 inspired a generation of Swedish gamers
A Gremlin in the Works
Sinclair ZX Spectrum: a visual compendium
Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium
NES/Famicom: a visual compendium
SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium
NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY
SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium
The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games
The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games
H.G. Wells: The War of the Worlds Illustrated
ARTCADE – The Book of Classic Arcade Game Art (Extended Edition)
Metal Slug: The Ultimate History
The SNES Pixel Book
Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium
Micro but Many: an unofficial Micro Machines collection

Ainda não tive o prazer de conhecer nenhum dos livros mas irei sem duvida querer ter acesso a dois/três deles :) Guess what? :P

(8/9/2020) refiz a minha lista de leitura.. e vou atacar os livros:
The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games
The Games That Weren’t

+infos(Bitmap Books): https://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/

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Estudos sobre gamedesign e assuntos relacionados!

A Carnegie Mellon University, mais concretamente o Carnegie Mellon University – Entertainment Technology Center, nos estados unidos tem uma série de documentos LIVRES acerca do design de videojogos. Nesta altura os títulos que encontrei foram:
Beyond Fun de Drew Davidson
Analog Game Studies, volume one, de Emma Leigh Waldron, Evan Torner, Aaron Trammell
Analog Game Studies, volume three, de Emma Leigh Waldron, Aaron Trammell, Evan Torner
Analog Game Studies, volume two, de Aaron Trammell, Emma Leigh Waldron, Evan Torner
Game Design Research de Petri Lankoski, Jussi Holopainen
Game Design Snacks de José P. Zagal
Game Jam Guide de Sara Cornish, Matthew Farber, Alex Fleming, Kevin Miklasz
Game Mods de Erik Champion
Game Research Methods de Petri Lankoski, Staffan Björk
Learning, Education and Games (Vol. 1) de Karen Schrier
Learning, Education and Games (Vol. 2) de Karen Schrier
Ludoliteracy de José P. Zagal
Missions for Thoughtful Gamers de Andrew Cutting
Mobile Media Learning de Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Bob Coulter
Mobile Media Learning de Christopher Holden, Seann Dikkers, John Martin, Breanne Litts
Possible Worlds in Video Games de Antonio José Planells de la Maza
Real Time Research de Seann Dikkers, Eric Zimmerman, Kurt Squire, Constance Steinkuehler
Tabletop de Greg Costikyan, Drew Davidson
The Game Beat de Kyle Orland
Transmedia Storytelling de Max Giovagnoli
Well Played 1.0 de Drew Davidson
Well Played 2.0 de Drew Davidson
Well Played 3.0 de Drew Davidson

+infos(oficial): http://press.etc.cmu.edu/

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Handmade pixels: independent video games and the quest for authenticity

:) hoje é dia para divulgar por aqui livros, mais um: “Handmade pixels: independent video games and the quest for authenticity” de Jesper Juul

Acerca do livro:
“An investigation of independent video games—creative, personal, strange, and experimental—and their claims to handcrafted authenticity in a purely digital medium.

Video games are often dismissed as mere entertainment products created by faceless corporations. The last twenty years, however, have seen the rise of independent, or “indie,” video games: a wave of small, cheaply developed, experimental, and personal video games that react against mainstream video game development and culture. In Handmade Pixels, Jesper Juul examine the paradoxical claims of developers, players, and festivals that portray independent games as unique and hand-crafted objects in a globally distributed digital medium.

Juul explains that independent video games are presented not as mass market products, but as cultural works created by people, and are promoted as authentic alternatives to mainstream games. Writing as a game player, scholar, developer, and educator, Juul tells the story of how independent games—creative, personal, strange, and experimental—became a historical movement that borrowed the term “independent” from film and music while finding its own kind of independence.

Juul describes how the visual style of independent games signals their authenticity—often by referring to older video games or analog visual styles. He shows how developers use strategies for creating games with financial, aesthetic, and cultural independence; discusses the aesthetic innovations of “walking simulator” games; and explains the controversies over what is and what isn’t a game. Juul offers examples from independent games ranging from Dys4ia to Firewatch; the text is richly illustrated with many color images.”

Os conteúdos são:
Introduction
High-Tech Low-Tech Authenticity: The Creation of Independent Style at the Independent Games Festival
A selective History of Independen Games
How to Make and Independent Games
The Aesthetics of the Aesthetics of the Aesthetics of Video Games
Whoe Cares If It’s a Game?
Conclusions: Independent Evermore

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Time and Space in Video Games: A Cognitive-Formalist Approach

Outro livro que gostava de ter acesso: Time and Space in Video Games: A Cognitive-Formalist Approach (Studies of Digital Media Culture, Bd. 9) de Federico Alvarez Igarzábal

“Video games are temporal artifacts: They change with time as players interact with them in accordance with rules. In this study, Federico Alvarez Igarzábal investigates the formal aspects of video games that determine how these changes are produced and sequenced. Theories of time perception drawn from the cognitive sciences lay the groundwork for an in-depth analysis of these features, making for a comprehensive account of time in this novel medium. The first book-length study exclusively dedicated to the topic, it is an indispensable resource for game scholars and game developers alike, while its reader-friendly style makes it readily accessible to the interested layperson.”

os conteúdos são:
Brain time in virtual space
“the state machine and the present moment”
“structuring gametime”
“cause, effect, and player-centric time
Interation in virtual space
“predictive thinking in virtual worlds”
“the goundhog day effect”
“the hybrid narrator”
Through the temporal landscape
“the speed of time”
“marshmallows and bullets”
“Chekhov’s BFG”
Conclusion

+infos(oficial): LINK
+infos(google books): LINK

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Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: The Official Guide to Godot 3.0

Aqui está um livro daqueles que gostava de testar: “Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: The Official Guide to Godot 3.0” dos autores Ariel Manzur e George Marques

Do programa do livro e em 24h faz parte:
Hour 1. Introducing the Godot Engine
Hour 2. Scene System
Hour 3. 2D Graphics
Hour 4. Scripting
Hour 5. Game 1: Space Shooter
Hour 6. More Scripting
Hour 7. Handling Input
Hour 8. Physics System
Hour 9. User Interface
Hour 10. Animation
Hour 11. Game Flow
Hour 12. File System
Hour 13. 3D Graphics
Hour 14. Project Management
Hour 15. Materials and Shaders
Hour 16. Lights and Shadows
Hour 17. Game 2: Bloxorz Clone
Hour 18. Environments
Hour 19. Sound
Hour 20. Particle System
Hour 21. Viewports and Canvas
Hour 22. Networking
Hour 23. Game 3: Networked Bomberman Clone
Hour 24. Exporting the Project
Hour 25. Native Code

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Livros acerca do ZX Spectrum

Um dia pode ser que vá ler sobre isto, pela editora Melbourne House:
Spectrum Machine for the Absolute Beginner de William Tang
Understanding your Spectrum de Ian Logan
Over the Spectrum de Philip Williams
Spectrum Machine Language for the Absolute Beginner de William Tang
Super Charge your Spectrum de David Web
Spectrum Hardware Manual de Adrian Dickens
The Complete Rom Disassembly de Ian Logan e  Frank O’Hara
Spectrum Micronet Book de Alan Giles

Encontrei entretanto este site que é um repositório de dados acerca da família ZX Spectrum:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/

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The Pyramid of Game Design

Gostava de ter acesso a este livro “The Pyramid of Game Design” de Nicholas Lovell:

“Game design is changing. The emergence of service games on PC, mobile and console has created new expectations amongst consumers and requires new techniques from game makers.

In The Pyramid of Game Design, Nicholas Lovell identifies and explains the frameworks and techniques you need to deliver fun, profitable games. Using examples of games ranging from modern free-to-play titles to the earliest arcade games, via PC strategy and traditional boxed titles, Lovell shows how game development has evolved, and provides game makers with the tools to evolve with it.

Harness the Base, Retention and Superfan Layers to create a powerful Core Loop.
Design the player Session to keep players playing while being respectful of their time.
Accept that there are few fixed rules: just trade-offs with consequences.
Adopt Agile and Lean techniques to “learn what you need you learn” quickly
Use analytics, paired with design skills and player feedback, to improve the fun, engagement and profitability of your games.
Adapt your marketing techniques to the reality of the service game era
Consider the ethics of game design in a rapidly changing world.
Lovell shows how service games require all the skills of product game development, and more. He provides a toolset for game makers of all varieties to create fun, profitable games. Filled with practical advice, memorable anecdotes and a wealth of game knowledge, the Pyramid of Game Design is a must-read for all game developers.

+infos(editora): LINK

 

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Ian Livingstone e James Wallis o livro..

Board Games in 100 Moves por Ian Livingstone e James Wallis, gostava de o ler :)

“Journey through 8,000 years of history, from Ancient Egyptian Senet and Indian Snakes and Ladders, right up to role-play, fantasy and hybrid games of the present day.
More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern. Every chapter is full of insightful anecdotes exploring everything from design and acquisition to game play and legacy.
Discover tales of Buddha’s banned games, stolen patents, boards smuggled into prison, and Dungeons & Dragons hysteria. Roll six to start, pass go, and learn more about your favourite board games, from Mahjong to Monopoly and more!”

+infos(loja): LINK

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Humble book bundle: become a game developer (uma campanha)

Esta é mais uma campanha apoiada pela malta da Humble.. a lista é:
Unity 2018 Artificial Intelligence Cookbook, Second Edition
Hands-on Game Development with Unity 2018.1, Video
Mobile Game Development with Unity 3D 2019, Video
Game Design with Unity 2019, Video
Unity Artificial Intelligence Programming, Fourth Edition
Practical Unity Game Development, Video
Locked contentHands-On Augmented Reality with ARCore and Unity, Video
Introduction to Unity, Video
Skeletons vs Zombies MOBA With Multiplayer in Unity, Video
Beginner and Advanced Lighting in Unity, Video
Cinematics and Animations in Unity, Video
Unity Virtual Reality Projects, Second Edition
Unity 2018 Shaders and Effects Cookbook, Third Edition
Unity 2018 Cookbook, Third Edition
Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 2019, Fourth Edition
Master ARCore 1.3 Unity SDK – Build 6 Augmented Reality Apps, Video
Learn to Code in C# in Unity 3D, Video
Create an Image Target Based Augmented Reality Experience Using Unity 3D and Vuforia 7, Video
Create Augmented Reality Apps using Vuforia 7 in Unity, Video
Create a Game Environment with Blender and Unity, Video

..por menos de 14 euros.

+infos(a campanha): LINK

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Livros :)

Retro Gaming: A Byte-sized History of Video Games – From Atari to Zelda, por Mike Diver
+infos(loja): LINK

A Brief History Of Video Games: From Atari to Virtual Reality (Brief Histories), por Rich Stanton
+infos(loja): LINK

Games, Design and Play: A Detailed Approach to Iterative Game Design por Colleen Macklin
+infos(loja): LINK

Indie Games : The Complete Introduction to Indie Gaming, por Mike Diver
+infos(loja): LINK

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A Compendium of ZX Spectrum Games – Volume One por Kieren Hawken

Vai ficar disponível este mês o livro A Compendium of ZX Spectrum Games – Volume One por Kieren Hawken, que resulta do compêndio de outros textos do mesmo autor. É um livro de apresentação de vários jogos que sairam para este fantástico computador :)

+infos(loja): LINK

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Livros de anotações grátis de várias linguagens de programação

Aqui está um site cujos autores desconheço que oferecem PDFs de livros acerca de várias linguagens de programação.

Destaco os seguintes:
Algorithms Notes for Professionals book
Android™ Notes for Professionals book
C Notes for Professionals book
C++ Notes for Professionals book
C# Notes for Professionals book
Entity Framework Notes for Professionals book
Git® Notes for Professionals book
HTML5 Canvas Notes for Professionals book
Java® Notes for Professionals book
JavaScript® Notes for Professionals book
jQuery® Notes for Professionals book
jQuery® Notes for Professionals book
Kotlin® Notes for Professionals book
PHP Notes for Professionals book
TypeScript Notes for Professionals book
+infos(oficial): https://goalkicker.com/

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Mais umas referências de livros acerca do game design

Aqui estão mais umas boas referências de livros acerca do desenvolvimento de videojogos :)

A Theory of Fun for Game Design de Raph Koster

The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses de Jesse Schell


Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games de Tracy Fullerton

 
Challenges for Game Designers de Brenda Brathwaite & Ian Schreiber


Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World de Jane McGonigal


Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design de Scott Rogers


Game Feel: A Game Designer’s Guide to Virtual Sensation de Steve Swink


How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design (Playful Thinking) de Katherine Isbister


On Game Design de Chris Crawford


Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish de Lewis Pulsipher

+infos(fonte): LINK

 

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Livros sobre videojogos

Apareceram no mercado mais dois livros de introdução a ambientes gráficos para o desenvolvimento de videojogos e que são:
Unity 2018 Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, 3rd Edition – LINK
Godot Engine Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: The Official Guide to Godot 3.0 – LINK

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The Indie Game Developer Handbook

Gostava de ter acesso a este livro: The Indie Game Developer Handbook

Os principais tópicos deste livro são:
Indie Game Development
Development Tools and Resources
Self-Publishing
QA, Localisations and Age Ratings
PR and Reaching Out to the Press
Marketing
Advertising
Websites, Forums and Source Control
Funding
Tax, Legal and Other Odds and Ends

+infos(loja): LINK

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Video Games You Will Never Play (auto-prenda)

Aqui está um livro que gostava de ler, e que provavelmente vai ser uma auto-prenda. O titulo do livro é Video Games You Will Never Play e os seus autores é a comunidade Unseen64.

+infos(oficial): LINK

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Livros sobre videojogos

Se o tema é livros é super interessante mas se o tema/discussão for videojogos ainda melhor :)

Aqui fica a partilha e o registo de uma lista fantástica acerca de livros que falam sobre videojogos:

Books about classic and must-play games:
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
An Illustrated History of 151 Video Games: A detailed guide to the most important games; explores five decades of game evolution
The 200 Best Video Games of All Time (Color Edition)
The Gamer’s Bucket List: The 50 Video Games to Play Before You Die

Books on popular video game series and genres:
CRPG Book
Halo Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide To The Halo Universe
Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania
Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda
Silent Hill: The Terror Engine
The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures
The History of Sonic
The Making of Prince of Persia
The Unofficial Guide to Konami Shooters

Books on video game history:
A Casual Revolution
A Gremlin in the Works
Atari Inc. Business is Fun
Atari to Zelda: Japan’s Videogames in Global Contexts
Bible Adventures
Commodork: Sordid Tales from a BBS Junkie
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World
It’s Behind You
Masters of Doom
Memoirs of a Virtual Caveman
Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Videogames
Playing at the Next Level: A History of American Sega Games
Playing at the World
Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life (2016 ed.)
Replay: The History of Video Games
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA
Speccy Nation: A tribute to the golden age of British gaming
The A-Z of cool computer games
The Bitmap Brothers: Universe
The History of Nintendo 1889-1980 SC
The History of Ocean Software
The Story of US Gold
The Ultimate History of Video Games
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 1
The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 2
Video Games You Will Never Play
Videogames: In the Beginning

Books on specific consoles & computers:
Game Boy World 1989 | XL Color Edition: A History of Nintendo Game Boy
Good Nintentions: 30 Years of NES: An Unofficial Survey of the Nintendo Entertainment System (Volume 1)
Monochromatica
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System
I Am Error: The Nintendo Family Computer / Entertainment System Platform
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works
Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal

Video Game Artbooks and Coffee Table books:
Art of Grasshopper Manufacture
Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History
Border Break Artworks
Capcom Design Works
DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection
Dark Souls: Design Works
Dawn: The Worlds Of Final Fantasy
Half Life 2: Raising the Bar
Hyrule Historia
Japanese game graphics
Monster Hunter Illustrations 2
Okami Official Complete Works
Persona 3: Official Design Works
Persona 4: Official Design Works
Senran Kagura: Official Design Works
Shigenori Soejima Art Works 2004-2010
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks
Super Famicom the Box Art Collection
The Art of Alice: Madness Returns
The Art of Atari
The Art of Game Worlds
The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants
The Art of The Last of Us
The Art of The Mass Effect Universe
The Art of Uncharted 4
The Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD
The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations
The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy
The World of Professor Layton

Books on video game design, theory & social effects:
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8 Bits of Wisdom: Video Game Lessons for Real Life’s Endbosses
A Game Design Vocabulary
Avant-garde Videogames: Playing with Technoculture
Beyond Choices: The Design of Ethical Gameplay
Death by Video Game: Tales of obsession from the virtual frontline
Embed with Games: A Year on the Couch with Game Developers
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter
Getting Gamers: The Psychology of Video Games and Their Impact on the People who Play Them
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds
How to Do Things with Videogames
How to Talk About Videogames
Imaginary Games
Introduction to Game Analysis
Killing is Harmless
Philosophy Through Video Games
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Reclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice
Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
Swords & Circuitry: A Designer’s Guide to Role-Playing Games
The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games
Trigger Happy
Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction
Values at Play in Digital Games
What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy

Fiction books based or inspired by video games:
Armada
Aspho Fields (Gears of War)
Deus Ex: Icarus Effect
God Jr.
Halo – Boxed Set
Ico: Castle In The Mist
Mass Effect: Retribution
Ready Player One
The Stolen Throne (Dragon Age)
The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil)
You

+infos(a fonte): LINK 

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Livro: Polished Game Development From First Steps to Final Release de Steven Goodwin

Aqui está um livro com temas que eu gosto :)  Vou ver se consigo ter acesso a ele quando sair lá para agosto :)

+infos(loja): LINK

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