CHAPTER 1

Game Design Origins

In order to understand how game design has evolved, let's take a look back at their origins, to get some insight into how games today are planned and executed. Looking beyond your own knowledge base is the core of learning, and that is what this book is aimed at doing—helping you learn how games are designed and made.

There is no doubt that human beings enjoy games. According to Hudson Square Research, game-sale revenue surpassed that of films in the United States in 2005 and became a global phenomenon in 2008, exceeding film sales. Game revenue in 2011 reached $48.9 billion. You can read more at http://www.videogamesblogger.com/2008/04/09/global-videogame-sa1es-surpass-movie-industry-in-2008.htm. Literally thousands ...

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