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Spelunky (Boss Fight Books Book 11) by [Yu, Derek]
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Length: 140 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in 2008, his roguelike-inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics, extreme difficulty, and random level generation. Four years later, Spelunky's HD remake went on to become PC Gamer's Game of the Year and earn perfect scores from Polygon and Eurogamer. But how is a "perfect" game made?

Spelunky is Boss Fight's first autobiographical book: the story of a game's creation as told by its creator. Using his own game as a vehicle, Derek Yu discusses such wide-ranging topics as randomization, challenge, indifferent game worlds, player feedback, development team dynamics, and what's required to actually finish a game. Grab some ropes, a mattock, and your favorite pug—this book is going to dig deep.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 431 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Boss Fight Books (29 March 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CYVHYSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,508 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Great insight into Derek's development and secrets of Spelunky. Cant wait to play another Spelunky run, knowing how it was created!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book by a talented game designer 21 October 2016
By Rita Santoyo - Published on Amazon.com
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If you loved the Spelunky game, then this is definitely an interesting book for you. Derek Yu is not only an amazing game designer, but a talented writer as well. I greatly enjoyed reading his thoughts on life, designing games, and working hard towards achieving your goals. It is very inspiring to see how he developed Spelunky throughout the years, and how he offered an enthralling experience for gamers who like challenging games. I have played many hours of Spelunky, and I think the book helped me to enjoy it even more!
5.0 out of 5 stars Spelunky: An Insider's View 10 January 2017
By @GroupOfFour - Published on Amazon.com
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An interesting, inside view of the history and development of one of the great platformer games in recent history. If you are interested in this kind of background game developer information, this book is an easy read and keeps you reading. There are other books in this series that give you a glimpse of other games and genres, and hopefully there are others that are just as good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow cool good 17 August 2016
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Even if you're not into or have never heard of the titular game, I would highly recommend this book. Not only is it an interesting post-mortem of one of the greatest games ever made, but it's also a look into a very important time for modern independent games.
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you wanted to know about Spelunky and more 6 May 2016
By Jack Packard - Published on Amazon.com
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A fantastic read for a fan of Spelunky or anyone interested in the creative process behind video games.
The detail that Derek is able to share behind his game molding decisions are insightful and humorous.
A must read for anyone who plays indie games.
5.0 out of 5 stars Derek is a great writer. Thanks for the read 2 May 2017
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I was going to read a few pages before going to sleep. Three hours later I finished the book. Derek is a great writer. Thanks for the read.