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Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering™ by David Freeman

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Chapter 4. Magic

Why you're needed.

There are

at least four types of magic right at your fingertips.

My publisher originally asked me: Who is the intended audience for this book? I listed the usual suspects: game designers, students, writers, film makers, aliens, forest sprites interested in robotics, talking animals….

But I never told my publisher who my real audience is: magicians and magicians in training. And that's you, my friend.

There are at least four types of magic right at your fingertips.

Are you a magician? Let me tell you a true little story about a woman in white.

Let's Get Real—But in Whose Reality?

It was an autumn night, with rain sprinkling down like cool petals of water. Headlights danced on the pavement.

I was tucked inside a warm, ...

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