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"It To Anyone Who Is "to anyone who is by how professionals at the top of a field operate regardless of the field It is especially interesting of course to artists and other creative fields because of Yu s methodology and to game Distributed Systems developers and players because of his mediumYu is primarily aesigner and artist You Teaching: Education and Academics at the turn of the century. don t need to know anything about programming or game graphics to read this book and they aren tiscussed at all You also on t need to know anything about video games he explains everything clearly and assumes no background knowledge And you need not like or have played Spelunky although fans of the game will certainly enjoy the book especiallyThe writing is fantastic It is simple and clear yet also comprehensive and ense with wisdom Yu has a very mature perspective on his own work He Counter Discourse in African Literature dives into balanced criticism of his work and adds his own He also has an admirable tone of optimism and praises several other luminaries in the field many of whom have strongifficult personalities so it is all the impressive that he focuses on The PositiveI Ve Written A positiveI ve written a about games myself This is a book I wish I had written or had the ability and experience to write It took me a few hours to read it cover to cover and I look forward to many re reads There s a lot in there to revisit and ponderA Stoan (Mated to the Alien, dark note not evident to readers outside the industry is that Holowka Yu s business partner and internet friend in the first chapter committed suicide in 2019 Holowka is widely believed to have been both a victim and perpetrator of physical and sexual abuse including using his position as a feted indieeveloper to harass and abuse women I think all of this either hadn t happened yet or was all of this either hadn t happened yet or was to Yu in 2016 when he wrote this book Despite Yu s great games and great writing I Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U. S. Catholic Church d like to note that the indie games community is not immune to the evils present in the rest of the world the great moments and contributions are indeed as strong as he says but there are lows as well I wanted to read this for a long time even though I am borderline incompetent at Spelunky the game every tidbit I read about how it was made was fascinating And I like the approach Yu has taken here the way he works seems very informed by his personality and the way he approaches life in general so of course those should be in the book as well It s a very approachable likable book and although I m not planning to make a game myself I feel like it s a pretty good shot of inspiration and maybe even some tips for someone who is Great insight about a wonderful little videogame that I honestly should ve spent time wit. Le Derek Yu iscusses such wide ranging topics as randomization challenge indifferent game worlds player feedback The Alien Corn (The Canadians development teamynamics and what's reuired to actually finish a game Grab some ropes a mattock and your favorite pug this book is going to Academia Nuts dige. ,
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Such a great read Spelunky if you Haven T Played It Is t played it is roguelike platformer Which means it s kinda like crossing The Legend of Zelda with Super Mario Bros with DD The gimmick is that the game randomly generates the levels Which sounds like it totally shouldn t work but it totally oes Through some clever coding each level being made of tiles with certain rules levels are Always Generated In Such generated in such way that the player can navigate from beginning to end using only movements that are built in to the game You won t start in a walled off room and just be screwed It s clever that wayNow when playing the randomness History of the Niagara Falls Power Company, 1886 1918, Vol 2 of 2: Evolution of Its Central Power Station and Alternating Current System; Construction and Operation didn t impress me much Because I m not a programmer and also because I like to use the phrase Thaton t impress me much whenever I can Any chance I get to break into a Shania Twain song I takes But reading this book helped me understand the Afghani and 'AbduhAn Essay on Religious Unbelief and Political Activism in Modern Islam decision to make the levels randomly generated wasn t just a hook It was part of a whole philosophy of gameplay constructed by Derek YuIf you have any interest in gaming gameesign or the philosophy of fun this is the book you need to read the best book that ll come out on the topics in 2016 I promise you If you Rehab Doesnt Work - Ibogaine Does don t I still recommend reading this book There s a lot in here about turning a hobby into a career how important it is to actually finish creative projects and even some project management stuff from a surprising and really excellent sourceIf you haven t played the game I recommend that tooI ll admit I kinda hated it at first It was so hard And the objectives weren t clear to me And it seemed so luck based The random generations could mean that you had an easy area to clear or a veryifficult one That ITS NOT YOUR FAULT didn t seem fair to meBut then I played it with my brother And that was so much fun When it was fun toie in the game when we challenged each other to piss off berserk shopkeepers when my brother showed me how to unlock some of the game s secrets when we tested the boundaries of the game and each other that s when I saw the real joy of the game That s when I saw that it s not about luck It s about playing often enough that your skill level allows you to navigate through any iteration of the terrain The mastery is about skill building not treasure hunting or finishing levels It s a really ifferent idea of mastery and I have a new appreciation for it after reading this bookThe game is also a really good answer to something that plagues modern games the easy availability of walkthroughs A walkthrough is nice when you re stuck but it can be a crutch And not the kind of crutch you use when your leg is hurt The kind you use to reach across the coffee table and bring a bowl of Funyuns closer to your spot on the couchIf no two level. When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in 2008 his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics extreme ifficulty and random level generation Four years later Spelunky's HD remake wen. S look the same what good would a walkthrough be So I ll admit I needed a little guidance I needed an experienced player to show me how things worked To explain the rules to me a bit What you can and can t get away with And then It was so fun It was a blast It took me back to the ays when I played games with my brother all the timeIf you ve played the game read the book Even if you
"Didn T Like The "t like the I think you ll like this book If you haven t played the game play a little or watch a little online and then read The Book It S A book It s a cool bookAlso if you can get your hands on the print o it Boss Fight puts out some really kickass physical books Totally worth the extra layout Derek Yu is not just a great game The Mystery of Risk designer but also a great writer Spelunky is entertaining book full of interesting little stories from gameevelopment and Alchemy Arts designing advices If you are interested in gameevelopment you should read it Super interesting book about the Yo salí del abismo development of the indie game Spelunky written by the game s maineveloper I really liked it Seeing the backbone of the random generation inherent in the game as well was really interesting and Yu s thoughts on the process of game The Life of Kitty Storm development and by proxy navigating being a creator in general was very cool45 stars Pretty good I read this on Kindle Cloud E Reader Dot com Truly the future is here I already feel ripped off though that I paid 5 Despite Spelunky being a masterpiece as close as you can get to a literally perfect videogame I knew very little before reading this about it s creator Derek Yu I expected him to be some John Carmack style uber geek whoreams in C but he s anything but really remarkably own to earth and relatable It s fascinating learning from the horse s mouth how the game s features and systems came to be as part of Spelunky s rather long winded evelopmentMaybe not one to and systems came to be as part of Spelunky s rather long winded Therapy of Love developmentMaybe not one to if you re not a Spelunky player but if you know your eggplant from your Ankh then this is a must read A uickelightful read I m glad I read this after watching Indie Game the movie because most of the main people in that movie make an appearance in this book in one way or another I particularly like his idea of finishing projects as being it s own skill He mentioned influences and origins of Connecting in College different popular movies that Iidn t know about and how some of these things made their way into his own games Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in indie game Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism Perspectives on Gender development Read it through from beginning to end in one sitting something I haven tone in about 15 years Of course very much BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dependent on my current obsession with the game but Yu very clearly and interestingly goes into theepths of his creative process Hard to put The Passport That Does Not Pass Ports down. T on to become PC Gamer's Game of the Year and earn perfect scores from Polygon and Eurogamer But how is a perfect game made Spelunky is Boss Fight's first autobiographical book the story of a game's creation as told by its creator Using his own game as a vehic.