Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Art of Game Design, Second Edition
the first edition! Okay, no, it seems like six years ago. I created the updated edition for several reasons. First, a lot of things have changed, and the book was becoming dated. I've added a lot about mobile, social, and free to play to bring the book up to date. I've also learned a lot since then -- as a result, there are two new chapters: one about the psychology of motivation, and one about venues, that is, the places that we play games. There are also 12 new lenses (okay, sort of 13 new lenses, as one of the old lenses cracked in two and I made it into separate lenses). A new deck will be coming out in January, so look for that. There are lots of other little additions I made... lots of new quotes that I've picked up along the way, and now at the end of each chapter there are suggested readings if you want to go through the same arcane source material that I enjoy. Anyway -- it's out now, I hope you like it! Oh -- we made a short video telling about it. You can see that here.