Resources

This post is dedicated solely to the various resources I use. It will be updated periodically. For books, click for the amazon listing. For blogs, click to be redirected to the site.

LATEST UPDATE: 3/20/2011


BOOKS ON GAME AND LEVEL DESIGN

“The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses” by Jesse Schell
“A Theory of Fun” by Raph Koster

“Challenges For Game Designers” by Brenda Brathwaite and Ian Schreiber
“David Perry on Game Design: A Brainstorming Toolbox” by David Perry
“Game Design and Development: Fundamentals of Game Design” by Ernest Adams and Andrew Rollings
“Game Development Essentials: Game Level Design” by Travis Castillo and Jeannie Novak
“Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design” by Scott Rogers
“Unity Game Development Essentials” by Will Goldstone


BOOKS ON BEGINNING PROGRAMMING

“Beginning iPhone Game Development” by PJ Cabrera
“Head First Programming: A Learner’s Guide to Programming Using the Python Language” by David Griffiths

“Learn C on the Mac” by Dave Mark
“Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0: Learn Programming Now!” by Rob Miles


BOOKS ON GAME PRODUCTION

“Business and Legal Primer for Game Development” by S. Gregory Boyd and Brian Green
“The Game Production Handbook, Second Edition” by Heather Maxwell Chandler

“Team Leadership in the Game Industry” by Seth Spaulding


GAME DESIGN BLOGS

“Agile Game Development” by Clinton Keith
“Applied Game Design” by Brenda Brathwaite

“Designer Notes” by Soren Johnson
“Matt Makes Blog” by Matt Thorson
“Mike Darga’s Game Design Blog” by Mark Darga
“Project Perko” by Craig Perko

“Psychochild’s Blog” by Brian Green
“Raph Koster’s Website” by Raph Koster
“Sirlin.net” by Sirlin
“Teaching Game Design” by Ian Schreiber

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