A special thanks to Lindsay Dowling and the library staff at TU Dublin –  Blanchardstown for providing us with the resources and support to make this book possible.

Creative Digital Media students would also like to thank Shaun Ferns for encouraging us and guiding us throughout the process of writing this book.

Lastly, we’d like to thank each other for continued cooperation and critical feedback throughout the writing process.


Note to Readers

This book has been a collaboration of 2nd Creative Digital Media students involved in the Multimedia Development 2 module. Each contribution includes a short literature review on specific topics relevant to Game Design and Development and a test your knowledge section. This textbook is envisioned as a ‘live’ Open Educational Resource(OER) that will continue to be expanded by future students. As it’s a ‘live’ document we welcome your feedback.

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Game Design & Development 2021 Copyright © 2021 by Abdinasir Ahmed Hassen; Aleksander Smyczynski; Anna Zurawska; Aoibhe Conway; Bernard Mac Donagh; Conor Burke; Darragh Cole; Eamon Slevin; Edward Vrancianu; Enoh Brownson; Flosie Sazon; Francis Omede; John Garry; Joseph Dolan; Julia Lo Iacono; Justin Flood; Justin Urbonas; Kain Bradley; Karolina Kowalczyk; Killian Delaney; Lusine Ustyan; Megan Kelly; Nadine Dam; Nathan Speight; Roman Komar; Ron Mencias; Rosie Murray; Sam Chapple; Sam O'Sullivan; Tochi Ugochukwu; Vince Palban; and Wiktoria Roglaksa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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