In an age of social distancing, gaming communities around the world are offering people connection, entertainment and pure escapism. Live streaming, real-time online battles, augmented reality, facial recognition, gesture control – as the tech advances at warp speed, the fundamentals of gaming remain the same: test your skill and rise above the rest. Whether you’re a pinball wizard, a button masher, cheeser, coder or total n00b, here are some books to help you hone your moves, hack the next level or go deep beyond the pixels.
Featuring interviews from 100 influential women, learn how women have played -- and will continue to play -- important roles in the video game industry.
The essential guide to gaming from the one of the world's best esports players.
Complete beginner's guide to all aspects of modifying the classic Nintendo Game Boy.
This handy, to-the-point reference guide for video game development emphasizes the significance of storytelling and writing skills for creating today's most popular, narratively-engrossing video games.
25 classic games that kids can program in the wildly popular beginning programming language, Scratch, from the MIT Media Lab.
A comprehensive guide for aspiring video game artists, giving them the artistic skills and insider knowledge they need to launch their careers.
A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.
‘A Cinderella story for the digital age’ Observer
The brand-new official Minecraft novel is an epic battle for survival! When humans enter the End, a pair of endermen must decide which side they’re really on.
The third official Minecraft novel, by John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer winner, Mur Lafferty
Visionary game designer Jane McGonigal reveals how we can harness the power of games to solve real world problems and improve our day-to-day living
Terraria can be a dangerous place... but with the help of this ultimate survival guide, you can get safely started in your new world.
It's time for your toughest Terraria challenge yet!
The first official Pokemon book since the Pokémon Go phenomenon! Bursting full of positivity and fun - the perfect gift book this autumn for all the family
Back in a facsimile edition is Martin Amis’s closet passion project, first published in 1982: a compulsive gamer’s guide to arcades and beating your younger self’s high score
These books will help secondary students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
These books will help primary school students better understand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.