EDGE - - KNOWLEDGE THIS MONTH - A read­ing list for devs www.bit.ly/de­vread­ing

Lon­don-based de­vel­oper Ge­orge Buck­en­ham is a co-or­gan­iser of the Wild Rum­pus events and has helped or­gan­ise game jams. His lat­est gift to the devel­op­ment com­mu­nity, how­ever, is this col­la­tion of rec­om­mended read­ing for any­one with an in­ter­est in how games are made. Buck­en­ham’s list is not just about de­sign, though there’s plenty of that, with Robert Yang, Michael Brough and Anna An­thropy among those fea­tured. It dips into how to han­dle the press, syn­thetic psy­chol­ogy, and spreads be­yond games, too, with a Terry Gil­liam an­i­ma­tion master­class and sem­i­nal mu­sic mar­ket­ing guide The Man­ual (Or, How To Have A Num­ber One The Easy Way). It’s a com­pre­hen­sive study that shows suc­cess takes more than muck­ing about in GameMaker and be­ing gobby on Twit­ter.

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