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Creating Emotion in Games


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Having achieved leadership and marketability in the game industry, David Freeman brings you the insider scoop on how to apply the emotioneering techniques he's so well known for. David's techniques are a highly sought after feature in games because they greatly increase a players level of immersion and involvement which is key to a games success in today's market. David teaches readers how to identify and apply his techniques so that they can apply these same techniques and better their games. His techniques include things such as dialog and plot deepening, game repeatability, game and player transitioning, non-player character (NPC) arc, NPC to NPC chemistry, relationship building, among many others. Part 4 of this book is an entire section of case studies from well-known games like Grand Theft Auto III, Elite Force, American McGee's Alice, and Thief 1. Through these games, David teaches the reader how to identify specific techniques and then understand how they are applied so that the reader will be able to duplicate the skill in their games. For the highly visual elements in this book there are a 16 page 4-color section and a 4-color fold out card.

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Coming from a background as a Hollywood screenwriter and screenwriting teacher, David Freeman has become one of the world(1)s authorities on bringing emotion into games. David, along with his game design and writing consultancy The Freeman Group, is currently working, or has worked, as a designer and/or writer on games for Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal Games, Atari, Activision, Microsoft Game Studios, Ubi Soft, 3D Realms, and others. In "Beyond Structure," his renown writing course, he has taught executives and game designers from many of the world's top game publishers and development studios--as well as the writers, producers, and key players behind such films and TV shows as "Lord of the Rings," "Austin Powers," "Good Will Hunting," "Minority Report," "The X-Files" and many others. As a writer and producer, David has had scripts and ideas bought or optioned by MGM, Paramount, Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock, and many other film and television companies.

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