Cover of: Balance of power | Chris Crawford

About the Book

The game Balance of Power (1986) is about the geopolitical situation during the cold war. It aims to teach the player insight into the geopolitical arena by either playing the President of the US or the Secretary General of Russia. The book, written by the lead programmer, describes in a clear style the game rules and processes, and provides a valuable insight into the mind of a game designer. Its focuses on the four main challenges of the game: insurgencies, coup d'etat, Finlandization, and crisis, addressing each of these aspects in detail. Interestingly, the main concepts still apply in 2010.
The author has made the text available online too: http://www.erasmatazz.com/page78/page146/page147/BalanceOfPower.html

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 301-306.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
794.8/2
Library of Congress
GV1469.25.B34 C73 1986

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 306 p. :
Number of pages
306

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2724511M
Internet Archive
balanceofpowerin00craw
ISBN 10
0914845977
ISBN 13
9780914845973
LC Control Number
86018195
OCLC/WorldCat
14187575
Library Thing
567226
Goodreads
730333
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