Reading List

My reading list in the past:

Game Design

  1. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition 2nd Edition by Jesse Schell.
  2. Game Design Workshop: A Playcentric Approach to Creating Innovative Games, Third Edition 3rd Edition by Tracy Fullerton.
  3. Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design by Scott Rogers.
  4. Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster.
  5. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World 1st Edition by Jana McGonigal.
  6. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made by Jason Schreier.
  7. Challenges for Games Designers: Non-Digital Exercises for Video Game Designers by Brenda Brathwaite & Ian Schreiber.
  8. Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards by Yu-kai Chou.
  9. Game Feel: A Game Designer’s Guide to Virtual Sensation (Morgan Kaufmann Game Design Books) 1st Edition by Steve Swink.
  10. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal.
  11. Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things by Brian Burke.
  12. Players Making Decisions: Game Design Essentials and the Art of Understanding Your Players 1st Edition by Zack Hiwiller.
  13. Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (The MIT Press) by Katie Salen Tekinbas

Building A Game Studio

  1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.
  2. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.
  3. Agile Game Development with Scrum (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) by Clinton Keith.
  4. The Game Production Handbook 2nd Edition Edition by Heather Chandler

To Understand Myself & Live

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephan R. Covey.
  3. The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely.
  4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.
  5. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain.
  6. 7 (Seven) Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Multiple Intelligences by Thomas Armstrong.
  7. The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
  8. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.
  9. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.
  10. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell.
  11. What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell.
  12. The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life by Robin Sharma.