Type and Game Design: More Than Just Words

They’re just letters. Right?

Learn how to provide a superior game experience through the typefaces you choose and how you use them.

More about the book

Typography is a key element in creating a rich, memorable video game world. The right type doesn’t just provide direction and instruction, but can also set personality, tone, and mood.

Our type designers (and lovers of all things video games) have written a primer on typography for the game industry that’s full of best practices to consider during the creative process.

Learn more about these key elements in the eBook:

  • Personality
  • Legibility
  • Designing for screens
  • Localization

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Understanding game IP licensing in China

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By AdsYolo, 09 July 2014, 0 comments Categories: Gaming

The importance of versatile syncing in the connected world

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Meeting the challenge of an 'always-on, web connected world'

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By Kaazing, 04 April 2013, 0 comments Categories: Enterprise

Powering Real-Time Mobile Social Apps with Kaazing

The Kaazing Platform extends the HTML5 WebSocket standard in several critical ways, ensures that dynamic data flows freely through network intermediaries and can be consumed by every recipient. Kaazing also adds enterprise-grade scalability, security, resilience, and a host of other services that companies are most concerned about when adopting a mobile strategy. This document examines how developers can implement reliable, secure, massively scalable real-time data delivery to and from mobile devices; using the platform for native, hybrid and HTML5 app development.

By Kaazing, 12 February 2013, 0 comments Categories: Development Tools, Enterprise, HTML5, Platforms

Mobile app marketing: The essentials for every stage

Sound mobile marketing strategy rests on giving applications a base of visibility leading up their rollout into the marketplace, efficiently managing public outreach and other ‘hyping’ efforts at the point of initial launch, and afterwards providing long term support services to ensure that the application stays at the forefront consumers’ minds via active engagement efforts. This document sets out some of the fundamental strategy to achieve this.

By Max Rabinovitch, 01 February 2013, 0 comments Categories: Marketing

The developer's guide to in-application advertising

Mobile applications are hot. Barely a week goes by without the opening of a new app store or a new download record being set. It’s no wonder that developers are flocking in the thousands to try to get a slice of the action. But as with any industry in the early stages of its development, there is still a lot of confusion about which business models work and which don’t. Developers must decide how they will monetize their apps as the industry matures and new opportunities to cash in arise.

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Downloading from Mobile App Stores Is a Risky Business

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By McAfee, 30 June 2011, 0 comments Categories: Security