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An edition of Theory of Fun for Game Design (2004)

Theory of Fun for Game Design

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Paraglyph
Language
English
Pages
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It's about

  • What fun is
  • Why some games are fun and some games are boring
  • How different people respond to different kinds of fun
  • What makes a game fun or not
  • How games fit into the wider human culture
  • Whether games can be art
  • What degree of social responsibility game makers need to have
  • How games can develop

At its core, though, it is about why games matter.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Will Wright viii
Prologue: My Grandfather x
Chapter One: Why Write This Book? 2
Chapter Two: How the Brain Works 12
Chapter Three: What Games Are 34
Chapter Four: What Games Teach Us 48
Chapter Five: What Games Aren't 80
Chapter Six: Different Fun For Different Folks 100
Chapter Seven: The Problem with Learning 110
Chapter Eight: The Problem with People 128
Chapter Nine: Games in Context 140
Chapter Ten: The Ethics of Entertainment 160
Chapter Eleven: Where Games Should Go 172
Chapter Twelve: Taking Their Rightful Place 184
Epilogue: Fun Matters, Grandpa 200
Notes 224

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2005

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
793
Library of Congress
GV1469.17 .S63 K67 2005, QA76.76.C672 K67 2005

Contributors

Foreword
Will Wright

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
250
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
Weight
14.9 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8807047M
ISBN 10
1932111972
ISBN 13
9781932111972
LCCN
2009277991
OCLC/WorldCat
57406861
Library Thing
135633
Goodreads
18182

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