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Game Development with SlimDX by Michael Fontanini

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Game design

Game design might seem fairly simple, but there is a lot more to it than most people think at first. Game design encompasses deciding on the style of your graphics, what the world will look like, the mood, designing the main gameplay mechanics of the game, the overall goal for the player, and the basic story idea. Of course, often there are graphic and sound artists who do the actual work of creating the graphics and sound for the game. But the graphics and sound styles first need to be specified in the game design, or the artists won't know what sort of graphics and sound to create.

Probably the most important thing about a game is that it is fun. If it is not fun, the players won't play it. However, it's not quite so simple because ...

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