Psychology of Game Design
Clark, Oscar, Good, Berni
This book looks at the way that game designers and academics look at the game design based on a combination of design instinct and current scientific evidence, written as a dialog between commerical design interests and player behaviour study. The authors explore key design issues from a practical and evidence-based model, allowing designers to get the best results from their work. Historical references and personal experience, punctuated with the evidence which supports or disputes the premise are included. Further, this book will investigate the moral and ethical issues raised by using an evidence-based approach to game development, providing a step-by-step guide to help designers succeed.
Oscar Clark is an Author, Consultant and Evangelist for Everplay from Unity Technologies. He has been a pioneer in online, mobile and console social games since 1998. He is a regular columnist on PocketGamer.Biz and is an outspoken speaker at countless games conferences. Oscar Clark is author of the Focal Press book: Games As a Service: How Free To Play Design Can Make Better Games.
Berni Good is a psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and specialises in cyberpsychology in video games. Berni is founder of Cyberpsychologist Limited, a consultancy company that works with academics and game developers. Berni is the "go-to" expert for the media around the psychology of the gamer and has been featured on BBC News, BBC global news and outher UK and international news outlets. Berni lectures at various universirties around the psychology of video games.