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This book by Jesse Schell is a superb take on building a working and popular game. It will help a reader in understanding the different aspects of gaming and features many hard hitting questions that can be helpful in developing an interesting game. People who have developed any game earlier can particularly benefit from this book.
What makes this book stand out?
The book lists out many ideas and helps a reader to be acquainted with many different gaming aspects. It is a thought-provoking book as far as developing any game is concerned. Many different viewpoints can also be accessed through it.
Read it for
The best working principles are mentioned in this book along with certain queries that should be answered during the process of game designing. It can help a designer think about psychology, usability, gameplay, storyline and everything that can be helpful in making an immersive game.
Don't read it for
This book may not be very suitable for the beginners as there is not much info for them. A person who does not have understanding of gaming concepts may not understand much.