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Characteristics of Games by George Skaff Elias, Richard Garfield and K. Robert Gutschera
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Characteristics of Games by George Skaff Elias, Richard Garfield and K. Robert Gutschera
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9780262542692

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Many books have been written on the subject of game design over the years, but Characteristics of Games is one of the few that forgoes breadth for depth and takes readers to the next logical step in game design thinking and study.—CHOICE

Table Of Contents

1 Basics 11
2 Multiplayer Games 37
3 Infrastructure 71
4 Games as Systems 101
5 Indeterminacy 137
6 Player Effort 167
7 Superstructure 203
8 Appendixes 245
Appendix A: Von Neumann Game Theory 245
Appendix B: Combinatorial Game Theory 255
Appendix C: List of Games 271
Bibliography 301
Index 305

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