Once Upon a Game : My Precarious Career as a Games Inventor

By (author) Kindred, Michael

How do you get an idea for a game? What's involved in developing it and making an initial prototype? How important is play-testing, and whom do you involve in that process? What are the tips for writing rules? How do you go about trying to get your idea onto the marketplace? What are the important parts of a contract? This book won't provide all the answers, but it will give you an insight into the fascinating, and sometimes frustrating world of games inventing based on Michael's 55 years of experience of the successes and failures; the laughter and tears, the delight and the boredom. Along the way he met his wonderful wife, Maggie, and had a child who loves games - what a surprise! And worked with some great friends and colleagues. For about 30 years, Maggie and Michael and some of these people shared in the writing of books, mainly ones to do with groupwork, communication, teamwork and social care. You will also find out about a collaboration which saw a couple of books about cryptic crosswords launched.

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  • Foreword Introduction Game on A welcome interruption How it all began A motley collection! My parents' creativity Naive ideas The move to Nottingham Cubex Playing Cards Stuff about contracts The beginnings of the Quiz Card idea Wordsworth, Pieces of Nine and Four Sight Hot Dog Some progress The writing of rules Joan Marson Meeting Malcolm The Quiz Cards washing machine! Alcohol - What do you know? and Drugs - What do you know? Industrial Relations The meeting with Waddingtons re Quiz Cards Keeping records John Harris-Douglas and Southwell Diocesan Education Team An idea for a game for CO-OP cereal packets Meeting Maggie Marriage The Quiz Card syndrome Wrangler 'Heritage' Quiz Card Game Shredded Wheat promotion of Quiz Cards Play the Quiz Quest, Master the Quiz Quest, Quiz Quest Challenge Work or What? - A study kit on work, employment and redundancy Consultancy work for other quiz games Distorted expectations When the cheque's on the mat! Building up a track record The 'My Word tricycle' Looking a gift horse in the mouth? Dial Away Game, Set and Match Jailbreak Odd One Out 'Making the Most Of' - Yorkshire TV Malcolm blows his own trumpet! Playmates Group Leaders' Course and Once upon a group Meet Me in Malaysia Animal Tracks Caesar's Game Pair Up Puzzle - People and Pair Up Puzzle - Animals Word Race Game Wordsearch Playing games at school with infants and juniors Round a table Tea towel: Rule of the Road Make-a-Snake Quiz Quest Computer Game Super Cluedo Challenge Waiting time before a presentation meeting Old Macdonald Beeline Manhunt which became Cops'n'Robbers Rally The Bewitched years How the trade seemed to progress concerning orders 'Shelf life' Odds On Using an agent Snuggly Bugs Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Cat Burglar Sherlock Holmes & Co Ghostly Galleon Ups and downs Those that fell by the wayside Feedback Columbus ONE - An enlightening and non-competitive game for Christians Qi - THE QUEST Cryptic Crosswords and how to solve them Consultancy work on crosswords Radio Nottingham interview XWD - A Dictionary of Crossword Abbreviations Countdown Media coverage Another lean time Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia 4M Publications Semi-retirement - or not? Moving experiences! Part-time in France, then full-time The move to Eymet A Workbook for developing the local church Malcolm has to pull out of our collaboration partially, then finally. Quiz Quest on Tobacco Quiz Quest on Alcohol The future... A brief look at creativity The ethics of games inventing and writing Making prototypes "I've had an idea for a game" Some further bits of advice for would-be games inventors and authors Play-testing Advice on trying to land a game What now? A game for you to make

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書名 Once Upon a Game : My Precarious Career as a Games Inventor
著作者等 Kindred, Michael
書名別名 My Precarious Career as a Games Inventor
出版元 Pneuma Springs Publishing
刊行年月 2013.05.30
ページ数 152p
大きさ H210 x W148
ISBN 9781782282686
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス