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Part One: Game Design in a Nutshell
1 What Is a Game?
2 What Is Game Design?
3 Game Design Documents
5 Finding a Developer
6 Game Business Models
7 Competitive Analysis and Identifying Market Opportunities
Part Two: Understanding Kids
8 Child Development Overview
9 Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0–2)
10 Preschoolers (3–5 Years)
11 Early Elementary Kids (Ages 6–8)
12 Tweens (Ages 9–12)
13 Teens (Ages 13+)
14 Public Perceptions of Games for Kids
15 User Testing with Kids
Part Three: Game Design Guidelines
16 Best Practices
17 Considerations for Interactions by Platform or Device
18 Making Educational and Commercial Games
19 Instructions, Tutorials, Scaffolding, and In-Game Help