Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know about Narrative Techniques

Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to

UNLOCK YOUR GAME'S NARRATIVE POTENTIAL!With increasingly sophisticated video games being consumed by an enthusiastic and expanding audience, the pressure is on game developers like never before to deliver exciting stories and engaging characters. With Video Game Storytelling, game writer and producer Evan Skolnick provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide to storytelling basics and how they can be applied at every stage of the development process—by all members of the team. This clear, concise reference pairs relevant examples from top games and other media with a breakdown of the key roles in game development, showing how a team’s shared understanding and application of core storytelling principles can deepen the player experience. Understanding story and why it matters is no longer just for writers or narrative designers. From team leadership to game design and beyond, Skolnick reveals how each member of the development team can do his or her part to help produce gripping, truly memorable narratives that will enhance gameplay and bring today’s savvy gamers back time and time again.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0385345828

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback

All five books in the blockbuster Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, in paperback, have been collected in a boxed set fit for demigods. Now with glorious new cover art and packaged with a special poster, this value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy's thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.

  • Brand: Disney-Hyperion
  • ASIN: 1484707230

J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and

THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THE EPIC MOTION PICTURES J.R.R. TOLKIEN THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING THE TWO TOWERS THE RETURN OF THE KING © New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. (s12) Motion Picture Artwork © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Brand: J R R Tolkien
  • ASIN: 0345538374

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENONWinter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Princ...

  • Brand: Bantam
  • ASIN: 0553381687

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Brand: Amber-Allen Publishing
  • ASIN: 1878424319
  • UPC: 078433147814

Minecraft: Guide Collection 4-Book Boxed Set: Exploration; Creative; Redstone; The Nether & the End

Minecraft: Guide Collection 4-Book Boxed Set: Exploration; Creative;

The ultimate gift for any Minecraft fan—a box set featuring definitive guides to four different aspects of the blockbuster videogame, packed with insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang. • The world of Minecraft is waiting to be explored, but danger lurks around every corner. The official Minecraft: Guide to Exploration will help you survive. Learn how to find resources, craft equipment, and protect yourself from hostile mobs. • Minecraft is so varied and limitless that incredible creations can often be daunting to think about, let alone to build. The official Minecraft: Guide to Creative will teach you all you need to know to create builds more impressive than you could have dreamed of. • Survival is difficult in the perilous Nether and End dimensions, and you’ll need to up your game if you want to make it back to the Overworld. The official Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End will teach you how to navigate the alien terrain, battle the native mobs, and find rare blocks and items. • Become a master engineer and create awesome contraptions with the official Minecraft: Guide to Redstone. Discover the uses of redstone components, learn how to make working circuits, then create clever builds using your new skills. Collect all of the official Minecraft books...

  • ASIN: 1984818341

Steel Will Modus F25-11 Linerlock

Steel Will Modus F25-11

Modus Liner lock. 4. 38" closed. 3. 25" satin finish D2 tool steel drop point blade. Black textured FRN handle. Extended tang. Lanyard hole. Pocket clip. Boxed.

  • Brand: Steel Will
  • ASIN: B078TMTJ6T
  • UPC: 851151006652

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are The Baby-sitters Club! Whatever comes up -- cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls -- you can count on them to save the day.Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novels by Ann M. Martin!

  • Brand: Scholastic Inc
  • ASIN: 1338118986

Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete First Series (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin)

Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The

Epic adventures. Fierce warrior cats. A thrilling fantasy world. It all begins here.Read the books that began a phenomenon—and join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter’s Warriors series a #1 national bestseller. This box set includes all six books in the first Warriors arc, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world.For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their ancestors. But now ThunderClan is in grave danger. Rival ShadowClan is growing stronger, a traitor may be hiding in their midst, and rising tensions threaten every cat in the forest.In the dark days ahead, ThunderClan’s fate will rest in the paws of an unexpected hero: an ordinary house cat named Rusty…who may yet turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all. 

  • Brand: HarperCollins
  • ASIN: 0062367145
  • UPC: 046594042996

Tiny Arcade Games Boxed Set of 4 - Pac-Man - Galaxian - Space Invaders - Ms Pac-Man

Tiny Arcade Games Boxed Set of 4 -

 Set of 4 working mini arcade games  Includes four of the biggest titles in video game history: Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaxian 4" tall  Authentic arcade controls and sound effects Key fob on each game  Fun for all ages Each game requires 2 AA batteries

  • Brand: Tiny Arcade
  • ASIN: B07D6DSCB3

Warriors: The New Prophecy Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6: The Complete Second Series

Warriors: The New Prophecy Box Set: Volumes 1

Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues in Warriors: The New Prophecy!This box set includes all six books in the second Warriors series, and is perfect for the collections of longtime Erin Hunter fans and readers new to the Warriors world. The wild cat Clans have lived in peace and harmony for many moons, but now strange messages from their warrior ancestors speak of a terrifying new prophecy and a mysterious danger.Six cats, including young Brambleclaw of ThunderClan, must embark on an unprecedented journey, with the fate of the entire forest in their paws. The strength and courage of the greatest warriors will be put to the test as the prophecy unfolds—and the quest to save the Clans begins.

  • Brand: HarperCollins
  • ASIN: 0062367153

Nickelodeon - Paw Patrol Me Reader Electronic Reader and 8-Book Library - PI Kids

Nickelodeon - Paw Patrol Me Reader Electronic Reader

Take a tour of amazing Adventure Bay with the PAW Patrol! Eight illustrated books featuring everyone's favorite pups come packaged with a sleek Me Reader Module that reads each book aloud. Choose a book, press the matching book and page buttons on the module, and hear the whole story, along with fun and surprising sounds! Follow along in the book for a fun, independent reading experience that builds confidence in beginning readers. Story sounds and expressive narration enhance reading comprehension. This Electronic Reader Library is special because: Hands on interaction engages young readers Connecting words with pictures builds vocabulary Multisensory reading experiences stimulate the imaginations of young readers Includes PAW-some PAW patrol characters: Chase, Marshall, Skye, Ryder, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, and more!

  • Brand: PAW Patrol
  • ASIN: 1503716929

Airport Terminal Pack

Airport Terminal

Prepare to take off on a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride with four suspense-filled adventures in the Airport Terminal Pack. The quest begins with the original Airport, nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, which launched the popular 1970s disaster film genre and became a box office smash. In Airport 1975, a mid-air collision leaves a 747 without a pilot and little hope for survival. The tension continues in Airport '77 when a 747 is trapped underwater in the Bermuda Triangle and it's a race against time to save the passengers and crew. In The Concorde: Airport '79, at twice the speed of sound, the Concorde must evade a vicious attack by a traitorous arms smuggler. Featuring ensemble casts that includes Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Jacqueline Bisset, Dean Martin, George Kennedy and many more, the Airport Terminal Pack will leave you on-edge from take-off to dramatic landing.

  • Brand: Universal Studios
  • ASIN: B00AFEYS9A
  • UPC: 025192176135

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 4

Brain Quest Workbook: Grade

The ultimate 4th-grade workbook, with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises, and games in every subject! From Brain Quest, America’s #1 educational bestseller with over 45 million books sold.   It’s fun to be smart! Loved by kids, teacher approved, and parent trusted, Brain Quest Grade 4 Workbook reviews and reinforces what kids are learning in the classroom in an instantly engaging, entertaining way. Each page is jam packed with hands-on activities and games covering language arts, multiplication and division, geometry, graphs, time lines, and much, much more—with friendly illustrations throughout. Aligned with Common Core State Standards and expertly vetted by award-winning teachers, this workbook is designed to appeal to kids’ natural curiosity, with interactive layouts and easy-to-follow explanations that take the intimidation out of learning. Plus, it’s written to help parents follow along and explain key concepts for homework help! With colorful stickers, a fold-out poster, award certificate, and Brain Quest Mini Decks in the back.  

  • Brand: Brainquest
  • ASIN: 0761150188
  • UPC: 019628150189

The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire

The Witcher Boxed Set: Blood of Elves, The

This special boxed set includes the first three novels in Andrzej Sapkowski's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy saga -- the books that introduced the world to THE WITCHER and inspired the hit Witcher video games.*Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018* "The universe of Sapkowski's The Witcher is one of the most detailed and best-explored in modern fantasy." ---B&N For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived together in relative peace. But times have changed, the uneasy peace is over, and now the races are fighting once again. The only good elf, it seems, is a dead elf. Geralt of Rivia, the cunning assassin known as The Witcher, has been waiting for the birth of a prophesied child. This child has the power to change the world - for good, or for evil. As the threat of war hangs over the land and the child is hunted for her extraordinary powers, it will become Geralt's responsibility to protect them all - and the Witcher never accepts defeat. In Blood of Elves, The Time of Contempt, and Baptism of Fire, Sapkowski brings a fresh new voice to fantasy fiction, creating something wholly dark and exciting in this world of fairy tales and witchers.

  • ASIN: 0316438979

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books

Titles in the Set: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules, The Last Straw, Dog Days, The Ugly Truth, Cabin Fever, The Third Wheel, Hard Luck, The Long Haul, Old School, Double down, Do it Your Self

  • ASIN: 9123653159

The 100 Complete Boxed Set

The 100 Complete Boxed

Read the books that inspired the CW show! All four thrilling novels in The 100 series are now available in this paperback boxed set.Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows, no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries--that is, until one hundred juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land. The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the 100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. Don't miss the book series that inspired the hit TV show. New York Times bestseller The 100, Day 21, Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.

  • Brand: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ASIN: 0316551368

The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set

The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed

For the first time ever in a single box set, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time—soon to be a major motion film starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares. This stunning, must-have collection includes: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three; The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands; The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; The Dark Tower V: The Wind Through the Keyhole; The Dark Tower VI: Wolves of the Calla; The Dark Tower VII: Song of Susannah; and The Dark Tower VIII: The Dark Tower. The perfect keepsake for Stephen King fans, The Dark Tower Boxed Set is the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 1501163566

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More &

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks sevenessential coaching questions to demonstrate how--by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question Finally ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turnpractical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workpla...

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 0978440749

Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed Set

Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Paperback Book Boxed

1. The Witches, 2. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, 3. Matilda, 4. The BFG, 5. Going Solo, 6. George's Marvellous Medicine, 7. Danny the Champion of the World, 8. James and the Giant Peach, 9. The Twits, 10. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 11. Boy Tales of Childhood, 12. Fantastic Mr Fox, 13. Esio Trot, 14. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and 15. The Magic Finger

  • ASIN: 0141349980
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