The Art of Computer Game Design, by Chris Crawfod
, is an excellent guide for anyone interested in game design who's looking for a thorough introduction to the mysterious world of game making. It's a full book in electronic format (html or pdf) which covers a wide range of topics, such as:
- Why Do People Play Games?
- The Computer as a Game Technology
- The Game Design Sequence
- Design Techniques and Ideals
What are you waiting for? Check it out!