If you like lists you’ll love this…

Just a quick post while I finish my post on “drawing basics for 3D visualisation” for my Games Design and Animation BA students.

Okay so being a visual person I rarely recommend books that are sans illustration, but there are a few exceptions…

The Oxford Companion to the Mind and Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable being two.

…and this peice of wonder being another.

David Perry on Games Design – A Brainstorming Toolbox.

Full of lists of objects, items, types and scenario details, divided into particular contexts, this book shows just how to fully brainstorm into a cocked hat even the simplest of design briefs like a kitchen ir bedroom. A great example if going that extra mile.

Game Designers and Games Design tutors shouldn’t be without it.

Some example lists below…

Police and other organisational Codes for use in dialogue…


Household objects and items for level design…

Objects, items and other things seen in or found on the street, again for level design…


…this book is great to help question your budding games designers current lack if observation skills, and show them the sheer amount of detail with which they can populate the scenes and environments they are designing.

Great Stuff…

~ by hesir on November 13, 2011.

One Response to “If you like lists you’ll love this…”

  1. Yep, it’s a great book, if they don’t have an idea after flicking through it, just drop it on them. It’s also ideal for any creative writers, with great sections for everything, even dialects.

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