Inside Gaming Game Design Book Bundle

There is a new Humble Bundle of interest to game developers, specifically game designers, the Inside Gaming by The MIT Press bundle. This is a collection of e-books from MIT Press on a wide range of gaming topics, mostly around design or game development history on classic machines.

As with all Humble Bundles it is organized into tiers. If you buy a higher dollar value tier, you get all the of lower priced tiers as well. The tiers include:

1$ Tier

Atari To Zelda: Japan’s Video Games in Global Contexts

Codename Revolution: The Nintendo Wii Platform

The Warcraft Civilization: Social Science in a Virtual World

Mid Tier

How Pac Man Eats

Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds

Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America

A Play of Bodies: How We Perceive Video Games

Super Power, Spoony Bards and Silverware: The Super Nintendo Entertainment System

$15 Tier

Game Wizards: The Epic Battle for Dungeons and Dragons

Virtual Reality

The Elusive Shift: How Role-Playing Games Forge Their Identity

Racing the Bean: The Atari Video Computer System

How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design

Half-Real: Video Games Between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds

The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games

The Well-Played Game: A Player’s Philosophy

Critical Play: Radical Game Design

Play Matters

Uncertainty in Games

Values at Play in Digital Games

Homebrew Gaming and the Beginning of Vernacular Digitality

Achievement Relocked: Love Aversion and Game Design

Developer’s Dilemma: The Secret World of Video Game Creators

Handmade Pixels: The Independent Video Games and The Quest of Authenticity

Who Are You? Nintendo Game Boy Advance

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