Kiwi Game Design Workbook
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Kiwi Game Design Workbook

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Completed on 2020-03-28

About the Book

This is a different book format for game development -- unlike anything you have seen.  As I create a generic game in html5 using Kiwi.js Game framework, you develop your own game by simply following and translating my easy concepts into your own game design. When you complete this workbook, unlike other game development books, you will have your own game, not a carbon-copy of the author's.

This workbook is divided into two parts of bundled chapters! For example, if you have never created an online game in html5 and JavaScript, you might like to read Part I (Chapters 1 through 3), while a seasoned game developer might start with Part II (chapters 4 through 8) and scourer the appendix. The workbook's appendix is a resource dictionary of available books, and open-source FREE assets on the Internet. Each chapter guides you in my decision/design process ("agile" project management); you will discover why I chose various business and software outcomes -- all of this, in well-commented source code files (external to the book's content), so you can convert into your own production pipeline.

In summary, you complete your own exciting game in your selected genre using your own game mechanics with free open source Kiwi  JavaScript Gaming framework and other 3rd-Party JavaScript tools following this step-by-step workbook. The power of the Kiwi JavaScript Framework is yours.

About the Author

Stephen Gose
Stephen Gose

Avatar is an adorable cartoon sketch of my wife. 42nd anniversary this Sept 1!

Steve is a Licensed Minister since 1972; certified Network Engineer (retired after 40 years) and currently as a full-time teaching faculty in software engineering and network cyber-security as Professor Emeritus for the past 14 yrs. Since 2002, He has been a Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI).

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Table of Contents

    • Game Design System™ Recipes:
      • Business Considerations
      • New Dog, Old Tricks?
      • Common Marketing Sense
      • Chapter One Self-Evaluation Quiz
      • Grade Your Readiness
      • Generating Game Ideas & Mechanics
      • Target Audience Considerations
      • What makes a Great Game by Tony Paton
      • License & Copyrights
      • Formal Business Launch Required?
    • Capturing Your Ideas
    • Building a Workshop
      • Workstation Environment Set-up
      • Project File Structure
      • Summary
  • Part II. Production and Distribution
      • Bottom Up Development
      • Top-Down vs Bottom-Up
      • Game’s web page
      • Game Menus as Modules
      • Summary
      • Chapter Footnotes
    • Game Modes
      • Perspectives and Viewpoints
      • Single Player
      • Massive Multi-player Online Games (MMOG):
      • Mixing & Matching
      • Summary
      • Chapter Footnotes:
    • Game Mechanism Elements
      • Basics Concepts
      • Advanced Concepts
      • Summary
      • Chapter Footnotes:
    • Network Concepts
      • Security Concerns
      • Game Services (Back-end)
      • Summary
      • Chapter Footnotes
    • Blood Pit Tutorial
      • Production release version.
      • CodeIgniter / Kiwi Integrated CMS
  • Appendix
    • Sources and Further Reading
      • Other Books (Phaser.JS the grandson of Kiwijs)
    • Part I Concepts and Design
      • Game Business Development & References:
      • Capturing Your Ideas
    • Game Genre Descriptions & Starter Kits (Mechanics)
      • Action Game Starter Kits:
      • Adventure Game Starter Kits:
      • Casino Game Starter Kits:
      • Educational:
      • Fighting Game Starter Kits:
      • Platformers Game Starter Kits:
      • Puzzle Game Starter Kits:
      • Racing Game Starter Kits:
      • Rhythm / Music
      • Role Playing Game (RPG) Starter Kits:
      • Shooters Game Starter Kits:
      • Simulations
      • Sports
      • Strategy Game Starter Kits:
      • Artwork Research
      • Building Your Work Environment
      • Bottom Up Development
    • Phase II Game Production & Distribution
      • Game Distribution Channels
      • Game Elements
      • Ludology
      • Network Concepts
      • Codeigniter / KiwiJS Integrated CMS
    • Web site reference:
    • Game Design References:
    • Game Programming References:
      • Development Tools
      • DNS prefetching
      • HTML5
      • JavaScript
      • CSS
      • Storage
      • Structured Data
    • Copyright Resources
    • Marketing Ad Resources Appendix
    • Project Management Analysis Appendix
      • Game Project Management
      • Prototyping
      • Spiral
      • RAD (Rapid Application Development)
      • Source Code Mozart’s Music Match
      • Appendix Foot Notes:

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