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Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio

Build and Design Role Playing Games

Authors: Tyers, Ben

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  • Learn to design and program your own role playing game
  • Master core gameplay elements such as battles, exploration, scoring, and endings
  • Utilize practical how-to design and code examples
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2946-0
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2945-3
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About this book

Carry out the pre-planning, design, and programming of role playing games (RPGs) using the popular GameMaker: Studio in this very practical and fun book. Author Ben Tyers teaches you how to create a story or plotline for the RPG, apply aesthetics, and develop core and extended gameplay.  

Using Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio, you can design and build your own RPG using the GameMaker: Studio platform. Build your first game application and deploy in an app store, on Facebook, or just on a PC.  Maybe, even, make a few bucks.  

What You'll Learn

  • Use the GameMaker: Studio platform to design and build a role playing game
  • Create a story for game design purposes, using a plot line and defining characters 
  • Discover the impact of aesthetics on art style, character separation, scene development, sound design and views
  • Master core gameplay elements such as battles, exploration, scoring, and endings
  • Work with extended gameplay elements such as collectibles, quirks, management, and saving 
  • Employ the various core and extended gameplay elements as appropriate to your RPG

 Who This Book Is For

Game designers or developers looking to design and build their first role playing game using the GameMaker: Studio platform.

About the authors

Ben Tyers is an expert GameMaker: Studio user, developer, coder, expert and IT trainer.  He has authored a number of small books on GameMaker for game application developers and runs a popular GameMaker resources web site.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2946-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2945-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio
Book Subtitle
Build and Design Role Playing Games
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Ben Tyers
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distribution
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2946-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2946-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2945-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
125 illustrations in colour
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