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Beyond Game Design Announced

Over on the ihobo site today, a press release announcing my new book, Beyond Game Design: Nine Steps Toward Creating Better Videogames, with Richard Bartle, Noah Falstein, Michelle Hinn, Katherine Isbister, Nicole Lazzaro, Sheri Graner Ray and Joseph Saulter. Here's an extract:

Beyond Game Design is a master class in videogame design, marketing and theory, and essential reading for anyone working (or hoping to work) in the games industry. The book deals with the entire spectrum of issues relating to how and why players enjoy the games they choose, the different ways of modelling play, and the many distinctions in the audience that make the creation of videogames such a challenging and rewarding experience.

The book will be available from 16 March 2009.