Exploration and Gameplay

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As was probably obvious given the posts earlier in the month, the third book in the Lazy Designer series is now available for Kindle. I was a bit distracted with talking about a couple stories I’ve had published recently — which, if you have not read my story ‘Slaying Dragons’ in Plasma Frequency Magazine, you still can — and vote for it, if you enjoy it!

Anyways, here’s a link to the table of Contents.
And here’s the blurb:

Brent Knowles continues his Lazy Designer series with a look at exploration and gameplay. From environment design to combat to building rule systems, Brent examines how to craft quality design.

And to give those of you who have not ready any of my game design books a taste, here’s a bit from the first book:

I believe in enhancing the work experience, no matter the task I am engaged in.
There is a time for designers to roll up their sleeves and just get the work done but when possible I think it is important that designers understand how valuable their time is. Should you waste days doing a task that could be automated and completed in a couple minutes? Doesn’t it make more sense to devote your time to more creative tasks?
I believe in getting tools and procedures in place so that design effort is spent in the right way — making the game entertaining. In that regard I am lazy. I don’t want to do the hard, boring work. I want to work hard at the fun stuff.

* Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books! You just need appropriate desktop software (or apps, for mobile phones and iOS devices)

Also, as part of this, I have shifted the second book in the series from being exclusively on Amazon. It is now available on Smashwords, iTunes (soon), Kobo, and Nook (soon).

Buy in the UK
Canada
Germany
France

Italy
Spain
Japan
Brazil

Buy in the UK
Canada
Germany
France

Italy
Spain
Japan
Brazil

Buy in the UK
Canada
Germany
France

Italy
Spain
Japan
Brazil

Related Posts

Game Design Scripting — Free Excerpt, Table of Contents: Lazy Designer Book 3 – Exploration and Gameplay, Lazy Designer Book 3 Exploration and Gameplay Is…, Doors (Lazy Designer #3 Excerpt)

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  • http://www.mycruisetravelpictures.com/ Sunish Sebastian

    Sounds like it is going to be a great read!

  • Howard W Bailey

    Another installment in a good series that anyone interested in game design (or play) should find very interesting. Well done!

  • susan roark

    Congrats on the third installment

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thank you, Howard.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Many thanks, Susan!

  • Justin

    Looks like an interesting read. Thanks!

  • Joseph Solares

    Sounds like a great approach. Some people work too hard on the stuff they should automate and then they wonder why they can’t get everything done. You can learn some from doing tedious stuff at least initially. But, there comes a point where you should automate it.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Agreed, Joseph. Once you’ve figured out what needs to be done you need to make it as efficient as possible so you can go and learn something new.

  • Ina Cordova

    Great approach. Gives the experience the writer did all the work and it is just for the reader to follow the recipe…

  • http://bio-traitement.fr/ Alsbom

    Well done Brent !

  • Kevin Morrice

    I’m sure I’ll be adding this to my kindle library, Brent. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two instalments! Well done!

  • James Paten

    Can’t wait to read this!

  • Scot Kuwaye

    Brent, congrads on putting this third book out for everyone. I am looking forward to reading it.

  • bellybuster

    You are great at what you do, Brent…keep up the great work. I am sending this to a couple of people who would love to read this!

  • http://www.facebook.com/icsyi Claudiu Gabriel

    Always honored to visit your blog and noticed about your work, I wish you good luck :) Shared your article on Twitter, G+, Linkedin, Pinterest.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks, Kevin! I’m glad you enjoyed the other ones.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Hope it is useful, James.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks, Scot.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Appreciate that!

  • http://www.cmptek.com/ cmptek

    Congrats and Good Luck

  • Lynn O’Connell

    Congrats! That is wonderful news.

  • kenpickard

    Congratulations on getting this published.

  • Ben Brilliant

    Game theory is always fascinating to me. Looks like this is going to be a great read.

  • http://blogbizbuzz.com/ Joan-BlogBizBuzz

    Congratulations on your new published Kindle, looks great.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    I hope so, Ben.Thanks.

  • Dead Dawg

    Should make for a really interesting read Brent, well done.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    thanks!

  • Step

    Very interesting!

  • X

    Good write up here!

  • Alan Horton

    I wish you all the best with this book launch.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks, Alan!

  • LuSundra Everett

    Congratulations! I wish you much deserved success! You’re a brilliant writer.. even when your stuff creeps me out! You are awesome!

  • htibbetts

    Brent – you’re a seriously talented guy. I love the SF writing especially.

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thank you very much!!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks!

  • Mary-Margaret Walker

    Can’t recommend this more and wil be sharing with my network!

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks!!

  • Slap Dog Hoops

    Good luck with your new book

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thank you.

  • Detlev Artelt

    Wish you all the best with your book

  • Chris Del Grande

    Thanks Brent

  • http://blog.brentknowles.com Brent Knowles

    Thanks

  • Ahmad Shifat

    Looks good,wish you best of luck with your launch.