by Eric Zimmerman,
Katie Salen Tekinbaş
The “Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (The MIT Press)” is a great book for all game developers. Eric Zimmerman and Katie Salen Tekinbas are the authors of this gaming book. This book has a clear, concise and complete resource for understanding game designs. Eric and Katie Salen bargain for a unified model for looking at all kinds of games. Eric is a game designer, game design theorist, co-founder, and CEO of gamelan. Rules of Play filled with new concepts, strategies, and methodologies for creating and understanding new types of games.
Rules of Play is fantastic and motivates readers by picture an inspiring vision of what games should be able to do as a medium. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in design, not just games really, but anything interactive. The authors also describe why a critical vocabulary is so important and follows up with an in-depth introduction to critical vocabulary for game design. Rules of Play are an essential read for everyone, who is interested in design. It covers many essential aspects of game design more thoroughly than any other book and it will give you a better understanding of the why and how’s of the games. All in all, Rules of Play is a great book for understanding game design.