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Theory of Fun for Game Design

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Written in English

250 pages

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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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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Theory of Fun for Game Design

1 edition

This edition published in by Paraglyph in United States of America.


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

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Copyright Date
2005

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
793
Library of Congress
GV1469.17 .S63 K67 2005

Contributors

  • Foreword
    Will Wright

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8807047M
Internet Archive
theoryfunforgame00kost_523
ISBN 10
1932111972
ISBN 13
9781932111972
OCLC/WorldCat
57406861
Library Thing
135633
Goodreads
18182

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