The Amazing World of Video Game Development
by Denis Galanin
This picture book gives a concise explanation of the basics of video games and how they are created. Each page has two or three paragraphs explaining the different components of a game, and the roles of different people who design the concept, music, sounds, art, and coding of the game.
This was such an interesting look into the behind-the-scenes design that goes into video games! This would be sure to inspire a kid who wants to work on game development. They might decide they want to be a programmer and learn computer coding. They might want to be a sound engineer or composer and create sound effects or music scores. They might want to be an artist and create beautiful art for a game. There are so many skills that go into game design!
I liked that this book takes a complex process that can involve huge teams of people and explains it in a simple way, breaking down the different departments and skill sets in a clear way.
The art is very colorful and bright with a cool cartoon style. It illustrates the different elements of a game, and gives the whole book an attractive look.
I would recommend this book to ages 6-10.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.
Hey, I’m new here. You’ve sold me. I’m hunting for quick texts on game dev histories and this sounds just up my alley. I’m a game studies student at the university of Missouri, getting into dev end of things now. I look forward to reading more of your own work. Cheers.