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Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One This first volume of a three-book set of selected essays collects previously written postmortems and many brand new pieces. They are accompanied by historical material such as posts written for players, chat logs, speeches, design sketches, and more. The result is an inspiring historical look back at the development of virtual worlds. These are the stories behind Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, the story of the early art game Andean Bird and the story of the ambitious project Metaplace that aimed to build the Metaverse. Theory of Fun for Game Design This book is about what fun is, and why it matters — and how games elicit it. Along the way it touches on cognitive science, theories of art, and what our responsibilities are as creators of games.

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Postmortems: Selected Essays Volume One This first volume of a three-book set of selected essays collects previously written postmortems and many brand new pieces. They are accompanied by historical material such as posts written for players, chat logs, speeches, design sketches, and more. The result is an inspiring historical look back at the development of virtual worlds.

These are the stories behind Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, the story of the early art game Andean Bird and the story of the ambitious project Metaplace that aimed to build the Metaverse. Theory of Fun for Game Design This book is about what fun is, and why it matters — and how games elicit it. Along the way it touches on cognitive science, theories of art, and what our responsibilities are as creators of games. It has been in print for ten years now. The book is also available in a number of translated editions: Starting in , I began to post poetry on this website each Sunday.

Ten years later, this is a collection of eighty of those poems, accompanied by pen and ink illustrations. Books I have provided material for Generally speaking, I have a chapter in these books, usually a reprint of an essay.

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It later became a GDC talk. This essay was written in , and the genesis of it was working through issues with the crafting system in Everquest II with Rod Humble. This essay has never been publicly posted it was originally posted only to a private game developer forum, on June 26th of , but I thought I should make it available both for historical interest and also for the sake of clarifying some of the things that I now take for granted when I discuss game design here on the blog. So many of the responses to the article on narrative were clearly from folks unaware of some of this work that it felt like the right time to post it up. There have been grammarian get-togethers, Project Horseshoe whitepapers, and more. Sometimes the puzzle is provided by a computer, sometimes by another player, but either way, your brain is basically trying to perceive a pattern; victory usually comes from identifying the pattern, then correctly executing on some action that the pattern does not account for.

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It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining. The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough.

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