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CLOCKWORK GAME DESIGN

Keith Burgun



 

Only by finding and focusing on a core mechanism can you further your pursuit of elegance in strategy game design.


Clockwork Game Design is the most functional and directly applicable theory for game design. It details the clockwork game design pattern, which focuses on building around fundamental functionality. You can then use this understanding to prescribe a system for building and refining your rulesets. A game can achieve clarity of purpose by starting with a strong core, then removing elements that conflict with that core while adding elements that support it.


Filled with examples and exercises detailing how to put the clockwork game design pattern into use, this book is a must-have manual for designing games.

  • A hands-on, practical book that outlines a very specific approach to designing games

  • Develop the mechanics that make your game great, and limit or remove factors that disrupt the core concept

  • Practice designing games through the featured exercises and illustrations

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

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EDITION

ISBN

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PAGES

English

Paperback

9781138798731

2015

136

English

Hardcover

9781138428225

2017

136

English

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2015

136

 

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Authors: #KeithBurgun

Publishers: #CRCPress (CRC Press)

Languages: #English

Genres: #GameDesign


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