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Designing Virtual Worlds has ratings and 5 reviews. Sam said: A fun read covering a great breadth of topics on the design and history of virtual worl. Designing Virtual Worlds brings a rich, well-developed approach to the design concepts behind virtual worlds. View colleagues of Richard Bartle. Designing Virtual Worlds by Richard Bartle, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Designing Desugning Worlds richsrd Richard Bartle. Designing Virtual Worlds is the most comprehensive treatment of virtual world design to-date from one of the true pioneers and most sought-after design consultants. It’s a tour de force of VW design, stunning in intellectual scope, spanning the literary, economic, sociological, psychological, physical, technological, and ethical underpinnings of design, while providing the Designing Virtual Worlds is the most comprehensive treatment of virtual world design to-date from one of the true pioneers and most sought-after design consultants.

It’s a tour de force of VW design, stunning in intellectual scope, spanning the literary, economic, sociological, psychological, physical, technological, and ethical underpinnings of design, while providing the reader with a deep, well-grounded understanding of VW design principles. Designing Virtual Worlds brings a rich, well-developed approach to the design concepts behind virtual worlds.

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It is grounded in the earliest approaches to such designs, deeigning the examples discussed in the book run the gamut from the earliest MUDs to the present-day MMORPG games mentioned above.

It teaches the reader the actual, underlying design principles that many designers do not understand when they borrow or build from previous games. There is no other design book on the market in the area of online games and virtual worlds that provides the rich detail, historical context, and conceptual depth of Designing Virtual Worlds.

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Note that this book was written in the early 00s and as such is technologically dated in parts; many of the examples involve text MUDs and MOOs, which younger readers may have no experience with.

Designing Virtual Worlds

This does not negatively affect the discussion of topics like understanding player motivations and managing narrative arcs, though, and it’s in some ways more useful to desigbing about rchard topics without the constrai A fun read covering a great breadth of topics on the design and history of virtual worlds. This does not negatively affect the eichard of topics like understanding player motivations and managing narrative arcs, though, and it’s in some ways more useful to think about these topics without the constraints that modern games impose on themselves.

I originally picked up this book with an eye toward picking up ideas for a multiplayer game that I’m designing; what surprised me is that while I did pick up a couple of cool ideas, it was more useful in the way it inspired me to slim my design down to its best elements.

Definitely recommended for people designinng in MMOGs at the academic, professional or like me enthusiastic amateur level. Jul 03, Anastasia rated it really liked it. Designing Virtual Worlds is a bit out of date, but Designign assigned this volume to my students in Multiplayer Game Design for the comprehensive discusion of some of the concerns faced as a game designer trying to create full and immersive virtual environments.

Take a look at commercial games and you can see how hard a task it is: Bartle addresses some of the c Designing Virtual Worlds is a bit out desifning date, but I assigned this volume to my students in Multiplayer Game Design for the comprehensive discusion of some of the concerns faced as a game designer trying to create full and immersive virtual environments. Bartle addresses some of the challenges from a technical perspective, but his more rchard insight comes from the creative side, and that type of information doesn’t go out of date.

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