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ISBN-13: 978-0367075255
$79.95   412, illustrated color pgs
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: 09/11/2019
Understanding Kids, Play, and
Interactive Design

How To Create Games Children Love

Mark Schlichting


Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design is a comprehensive guide that offers magical techniques to create award-winning titles for kids. Learn the best-kept secrets of the masters, from understanding ages and stages and how that applies to design, identifying and using over 20 play patterns, to adding delightful audio, humor, and the magic of surprise. This book offers everything you need to know to create joyful experiences that keep kids coming back again and again for more.

With a full color interior, this book has hundreds of photos and cartoons that illustrate the concepts and add humor, insight, and interst.


“Fortunately for us, Mark Schlichting has created this marvelous book. By understanding and thoughtfully explaining what children do in the Kingdom of Play, and how and why they do it, Mark has provided a wonderful resource to those of us who would create fresh, invigorating playthings.”

— Jesse Schell, CEO, Schell Games, Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment, Carnegie Mellon University