A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming includes everything you need to gain a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the modern era of the videogame industry, all in one book.
A year in the making, and benefiting from over 25 years of accumulated knowledge and insight, A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming is out and available now on Amazon, Kindle, and digital distribution service Gumroad.
Written by videogame industry professional Olivers Snyders, A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming includes a treasure trove of information on videogames, the people behind them, the industry surrounding them, the culture that nurtures them, important trends of today, and exciting technologies of the future.
Anyone new to this wonderful, weird, amazing, heart-warming, thought-provoking, awe-inspiring, and at times loathsome world will gain an immense understanding of who makes games, how they’re made, and which six major groups contribute to the growth and evolution of the industry, while learning about the eight major life cycles that a videogame must go through to become a product ready for fans to enjoy.
Even if you’ve been following videogames for years, A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming will help you to expand your appreciation of the industry with detailed, sub-surface answers to questions about what makes a game fun, successful, addictive, and even ‘great’ in the eyes of fans, while spotlighting important trends of today that will dramatically impact future innovations. The book also discusses how the world will react to new technologies, like virtual reality, and how new online services and a few young upstarts are slowly revolutionising how we play, buy, and discuss games in the future, leaving traditional publishers, developers, retailers, and press outlets to struggle to adapt and survive.
And just what are videogames, anyway? What are they today – for better or worse – and what does their potential allow for them to become? And how will the fans themselves radically affect the course of the industry over the next four years?
No matter your familiarity, if you’re curious to learn more about videogames, A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming contains everything you need to begin, continue, and enjoy that journey.
For more information, and to read a lengthy excerpt from the book regarding what makes a game ‘fun,’ visit the official A Gamer’s Guide to Gaming website: