This textbook is the best learning tool we have right now – next to the forum. Basic tutorials and terminology are available in the book’s Appendix. GameSalad has also provided manuals, templates, and a Cookbook containing video. GameSalad Beginner’s Guide [Miguel DeQuadros] on Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers hand-picked.

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It’s an informative piece of work, but more importantly, it gets you to think about what games do and how they do what they do — and if you believe that you can design a good game without ever grappling with these larger theoretical concerns, let me assure you that if you don’t take an interest in them, they will come looking for you. GameSalad is such an accessible piece of software that there really isn’t much need for a purely technical guide to using it.

In the modern world of e-books, it’s hard for me to do this when I spend a good deal of time swiping through realistic digital pages in my other book apps. In the world of iOS development, there are those who have computer science degrees and those that don’t. Zooming into the text makes it look like a real e-book, but when you scroll down you’ll often find yourself straying to the right. I found the information it contains about game development good in general — which is basically the whole book — but I feel I wasted a good amount of money in hopes of learning the GS environment in more detail.

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The price of the book version 2. At the same time, she never wanders off into abstraction; each chapter grounds itself in concrete examples that illustrate her points.


Not very useful if you’re interested in learning how to use the many possibilities of this software. Read reviews that mention game development game design use gamesalad official gamesalad gamesalad guide guide to game development essentials make games book on gamesalad learn tutorials interested learning novak platform program build chapter concepts creating. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I think textboik market for a textbook that actually gives detailed samples and projects for each behavior and rule that GameSalad offers, couple with actual samples you could try.

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Many behaviors and rules are never addressed. Update Information — Version 2. In its current form, each page of the book is a textboko of text situated onto the left side of a very large width screen. Write as if you’re creating this for someone without prior knowledge of the subject, which is me. More importantly though, GameSalad has definite limitations and certainly shouldn’t be used for every app.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Add all three to Cart Gamsealad all three to List. But everything that Novak talks about is an issue with which you will have to come to grips if you make a game, whether it’s interface design, creating a prototype or even just figuring out what type of game you’re designing. The one thing that I will say about it, this is the best guide to gamesalad that I’ve seen yet.

However, I felt the tutorials on the specific behaviors were not that good or detailed.

Once complicated and seemingly gamsealad knowledge is quickly put into real-world action. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Although, some people might want a printed copy of the book, so there might be an online component to the book instead.


As far as the content goes, An Unofficial GameSalad Textbook does a pretty good job teaching, but doesn’t offer much more than I gmaesalad get for free on the web. With more than 58, words, hundreds of images and 10 mini-templates, the GameSalad software is explained with detailed descriptions, easy to understand instructions and straightforward lingo.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Since the book is switching back to a PDF, I can embed files. About the Author GameSalad is an online community that empowers everyone to express and share their ideas through games. The Official GameSalad Guide tends to start from a fairly high theoretical level, moving from general discussion about how games work and how they’re designed to specific discussion about how GameSalad, with its particular capabilities, fits into that big picture.

Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. She also keeps you on your toes by using a textbook-like format for each chapter, ending them with useful thought experiments and peppering her discussions with sidebars containing wisdom about how games work and how to design them.

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