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The Kennedy Combo: a video game design book bundle
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A game design book bundle for gamers, developers, novices and fire-forged veterans! This bundle includes:
★ "Against Worldbuilding, and Other Provocations", a 200+ page essay collection on topics from writing masterclasses to hard-won lessons from a decade in games to reviews of games that don't actually exist yet
★ "The Snare of the Tree, and Other Perilous Seductions", a 70-page punchy treatise on what makes games savoury, and why so many often aren't.
Both books are written by Alexis Kennedy, an award-winning game designer with 10+ years experience who's developed some of the most original and intelligent indie games of the last decade.
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I absolutely adored reading these books! The quality is simply outstanding. As someone interested in writing, I've been exploring a lot of different fields. Game design and narrative within video games have especially been a passion of mine. The best way I can describe the writing of Cultist Simulator is that it feels so real I could eat it. It has an air of reality despite being so unreal because it is so handleable, so heavy I feel as if I could manipulate it like a real, physical thing. The writing of Alexis Kennedy inspires me greatly, and getting a peek behind the curtain has just given me even more ideas (and dare I say a Fascination) on how I can do better and do more.
I couldn't be happier with these books. They arrived very well packaged and their quality is excellent. I got the signed + embossed versions - I love the personal touch. Everything was exactly as described and fully met my expectations. As for the content of the books, I devoured both books in less than a week. So many great insights, wonderfully written with Kennedy's trademark style. Thanks Lottie and Alexis - I'm a very happy customer!
I purchased these for my partner, and he loves them! Any time he sits down to read, he's interrupting me every couple minutes to read a funny or interesting bit, which I would say is a ringing endorsement. Thank you!
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