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RULES OF PLAY: GAME DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

Katie Salen Tekinbas, Eric Zimmerman, Hyungseop Yoon (Korean Translation), Daewoong Lee (Korean Translation)



 

An impassioned look at games and game design that offers the most ambitious framework for understanding them to date.


As pop culture, games are as important as film or television—but game design has yet to develop a theoretical framework or critical vocabulary. In Rules of Play Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman present a much-needed primer for this emerging field. They offer a unified model for looking at all kinds of games, from board games and sports to computer and video games. As active participants in game culture, the authors have written Rules of Play as a catalyst for innovation, filled with new concepts, strategies, and methodologies for creating and understanding games. Building an aesthetics of interactive systems, Salen and Zimmerman define core concepts like "play," "design," and "interactivity." They look at games through a series of eighteen "game design schemas," or conceptual frameworks, including games as systems of emergence and information, as contexts for social play, as a storytelling medium, and as sites of cultural resistance.


Written for game scholars, game developers, and interactive designers, Rules of Play is a textbook, reference book, and theoretical guide. It is the first comprehensive attempt to establish a solid theoretical framework for the emerging discipline of game design.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Hardcover

9780262240451

2003

688

English

Paperback

N/A

2003

688

English

eBook

N/A

2003

688

Portuguese

Paperback

Vol. 1*

9788521206262

2012

168

Portuguese

Paperback

Vol. 2*

9788521206279

2012

229

Portuguese

Paperback

Vol. 3*

9788521206286

2012

258

Portuguese

Paperback

Vol. 4*

9788521206293

2012

154

Korean

Paperback

Vol. 1**

9788993601503

2010

254

Korean

Paperback

Vol. 2**

9788993601510

2011

372

Korean

Paperback

Vol. 3**

9788993601633

2013

410

*The Portuguese translation for the Brazil market was actually split into 4 separate volumes by Editora Blucher


**The Korean translation for the Korea market was actually split into 3 separate volumes by Editora Blucher


OTHER NAMES

  • Regras do Jogo: Fundamentos do Design de Jogos

 

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Authors: #KatieSalenTekinbas #EricZimmerman

Publishers: #Blucher (Editora Blucher) #MITPress (The MIT Press) #ZicoScience (Zico Sciene [지코사이언스])

Languages: #English #Korean #Portuguese

Format: #eBook #Hardcover #Paperback

Accessibility: #EnhancedTypesetting #ScreenReader #TextToSpeech

Year: #Year2003 #Year2010 #Year2011 #Year2012 #Year2013

Genres: #GameDesign


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