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Digital Love : Romance and Sexuality in Games

Scholars and professionals from all over the world, across experience levels and the gender and sexuality spectrum, share experiences and analysis of romance and sexuality in video games. Whether discussing casual sex in the Star Wars universe; analyzing various Otome games; examining "the gaze" in various games; player romance behavior in games; or exploring the ethical ramifications of sexuality in virtual reality and other emergin...

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Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat

In Diversifying Barbie and Mortal Kombat, the third edited volume in the series that includes From Barbie to Mortal Kombat and Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat, we expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming. We include intersectional perspectives on the experiences of diverse players, non-players and designers and promote inclusive designs for broadening access and participation in gaming, design and development. ...

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Cross Over to HTML5 Game Development

Break into the most lucrative platform in the world by adding HTML5 game development to your current skillset. Zarrar Chishti has trained developers from a wide range of programming disciplines to cross over into HTML5 game development.  Whatever your vocation, whether it be an Application Databases Systems developer or a Professional Web developer, with this book you will learn to evolve your current coding skills to become eligible...

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Learn Unity 2017 for iOS Game Development

Discover how to use Unity with Xcode to create fun, imaginative 3D games for iPhone and iPad. This book shows you how to optimize your game for both speed and quality, how to test and profile your game, and how to get the most out of your iOS device features, including the gyroscope and accelerometer. You'll also learn how to incorporate the latest Game Center improvements in iOS into your game, how to make sure your game gets into t...

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Quests: Design, Theory, and History in Games and Narratives

This unique take on quests, incorporating literary and digital theory, provides an excellent resource for game developers. Focused on both the theory and practice of the four main aspects of quests (spaces, objects, actors, and challenges), each theoretical section is followed by a practical section that contains exercises using the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset.

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Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming

"Beyond Reality: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming" serves as a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating topic. It covers various aspects of alternate reality gaming, including its history and development of an ARG game (e.g. the "puppet master" role). It also introduces components of ARG games, explaining to inexperienced players how to play an ARG and covers devices (such as GPS devices, etc.). Readers will get tips regardi...

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Game Scripting Mastery

As a game programmer, you realize the importance of creating stunningly realistic characters and captivating plots? players should lose themselves in your game. You also understand the attraction of modding, and recognize the need to design a game that allows players to reshape it to fit their own vision. So how do you create a game that is all things to all people? Through scripting?creating a custom-designed language. This comprehe...

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Competitive Bidding in the 21st Century

In this book, Miles addresses the complex arena of competitive bidding methods for the more advanced player. He discusses current thinking, and recommends methods which will continue to be playable as bridge enters its second century. This book will appeal to fairly serious players only. There are two earlier books on this topic by the same author, 5 and 10 years old respectively, and therefore superseded by this new work.

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Game AI Pro 3: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals

Game AI Pro3: Collected Wisdom of Game AI Professionals presents state-of-the-art tips, tricks, and techniques drawn from developers of shipped commercial games as well as some of the best-known academics in the field. This book acts as a toolbox of proven techniques coupled with the newest advances in game AI. These techniques can be applied to almost any game and include topics such as behavior trees, utility theory, path planning,...

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Real-Time Research: Improvisational Game Scholarship

Real-Time Research is all about reconnecting with the thrill of discovery that initially led us into the age of science - ask an intriguing question, refine it with a diverse group of exciting minds, then go look for an answer. This zooms in on what is fun about science and excites the desire to quickly test more and more ideas, questions, and projects. This book not only equips you to coordinate RTR experiences, but provides a delig...