JACK KEELY – Jack Keely co-authored THE OUTER SPACE PLACE and THE DINOSAUR STORE with Sylvia Branzei. He has illustrated many of Sylvia's books including the best-selling GROSSOLOGY series. Jack’s characters have been brought to life as robotic entertainers at the record breaking GROSSOLOGY museum exhibition and animated in a full dome movie created by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Jack has illustrated many other books, and created images for greeting cards, magazines, book covers, and advertisements.
BRIAR LEE MITCHELL – Briar Lee Mitchell is the author of the popular novels, BIG ASS SHARK and DARK LIGHTS. She has travelled with the U.S. Air Force creating images for the National Archives. Briar’s stay at McMurdo Base in the Antarctic inspired her series, WALKING ON MARS. She has worked for such clients as Warner Brothers and Disney, and her work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian Institution. Briar hosts a talk show at www.artistfirst.com where she interviews authors, musicians, and other creative people.
The hunt for Ghostie is on - a race between the well-meaning, but under equipped scientists, an unscrupulous reporter, and big game hunters determined to bag the biggest prize of all.
The quickly evolving mobile market is spurring digital game creation into the stratosphere, with revenue from games exceeding that of the film industry. With this guide to the basics, you'll get in on the game of digital game design while you learn the skills required for storyboarding, character creation, environment creation, level design, programming, and testing.Teaches basic skill sets in the context of current systems, genres, and game-play styles Demonstrates how to design for different sectors within gaming including console, PC, handheld, and mobile Explores low-poly modeling for game play Addresses character and prop animation, lighting and rendering, and environment design Discusses the path from concept to product, including pre- and post-production Includes real-world scenarios and interviews with key studio and industry professionals
With Game Design Essentials, you'll benefit from a general-but-thorough overview of the core art and technology fundamentals of digital game design for the 21st century.