Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design
If you have ever looked into video game design you probably already know there are many books on the subject. Dry, technical, boring books that truly are filled with great information but who wants to read it? Scott Rogers has turned this image on its proverbial head with his Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design. From the introduction to the last page you will find humor, humility and fun. (Of course, the basic concepts of video game design too!)
While the humor is great fun and the illustrations (his own little cartoons) are great, the best thing about this book is the fact that it deals with the entire process of creating great video games from a man who has actually done precisely that. Scott Rogers has over 16 years in the video game industry and what is more, he loves playing them as well. This book actually got its start as a small basic guide he passed around at work, a room full of developers.
Whether you are a seasoned developer or brand new to the system, Level Up, is a book for you. Inside you will learn everything you need to know about great video game design, while at the same time gaining an understanding of how this is a massive team effort. Scott has really put together a fantastic tool for just about anyone, and it is so much fun to read! Perhaps the most telling of all is another review you can find from Scott’s former boss who paid full price for the book because he believed in Scott Rogers and that the information contained inside would be beneficial to his career. How many of your ex-bosses would do that?