Raph Koster is a professional game designer and frequent writer on issues of interactive design, was named an Online Game Legend at the GDC Online Awards in 2012. He is currently the founder and CEO of Playable Worlds, Inc., a developer of immersive online worlds.

He worked as Vice President of Creative Design at Playdom/Disney, where he served as creative director for DEEP REALMS and unannounced titles, as well as continuing to work on technology. His clients included Facebook, Google, Activision, Unity, Wooga, and more.

Theory of Fun for Game Design


Raph Koster


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A Theory of Fun for Game Design is not your typical how-to book. It features a novel way of teaching interactive designers how to create and improve their designs to incorporate the highest degree of fun. As the book shows, designing for fun is all about making interactive products like games highly entertaining, engaging, and addictive. The book’s unique approach of providing a highly visual storyboard approach combined with a narrative on the art and practice of designing for fun is sure to be a hit with game and interactive designers.

At first glance A Theory of Fun for Game Design is a book that will truly inspire and challenge game designers to think in new ways; however, its universal message will influence designers from all walks of life. This book captures the real essence of what drives us to seek out products and experiences that are truly fun and entertaining.

The author masterfully presents his engaging theory by showing readers how many designs are lacking because they are predictable and not engaging enough. He then explains how great designers use different types of elements in new ways to make designs more fun and compelling. Anyone who is interested in design will enjoy how the book works on two levels–as a quick inspiration guide to game design, or as an informative discussion that details the insightful thinking from a great mind in the game industry.

Tại sao “fun” là một yếu tố cực kỳ quan trọng trong thiết kế game? Người chơi theo đuổi các yếu tố “fun” nào trong game?

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