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Do game designers read game design books?


Kaftan Barlast

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Im sitting here with a brick called "On game design" by Adams & Rollins and Im wondering who else, besides the tiny handful of game design students there are worldwide, is meant to read this stuff?

 

 

Most of what it says is quite obvious to anyone who has more than a casual interest in computer games. I understand the purpouse behind books that tell you actual hard fact, advice how to program advanced collision detection f.ex, but I cant see any point to this except to milk poor students like me of their hard earned money.

 

 

 

..AND it says that BioWare made Planescape: Torment >_<

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