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About the Author
A Combined Approach to Game Design
Where This Book Came From
What This Book Is and Isn’t About
Goals of This Book
How to Read This Book
Part I Foundations
1 Foundations of Systems
Ways of Seeing and Thinking
A Quick History of Systems Thinking
Systems as the Process of the World
2 Defining Systems
What We Mean by Systems
A Brief Definition
3 Foundations of Games and Game Design
What’s a Game?
Summing Up Game Definitions
A Systemic Model of Games
The Evolution of Game Design
4 Interactivity and Fun
The Player’s Part of the Game as a System
A Systemic Approach to Interactivity
Mental Models, Arousal, and Engagement ...