Interactive Play for Children with Autism

Author: Diana Seach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134260369

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This is a comprehensive guide to establishing shared play experiences that assist in the development of communication, social understanding and cognition. Easily accessible, and packed full of practical resources, the book defines the importance of play both developmentally and psychologically as having a major influence on the enrichment of meaningful interactions and children’s learning. Diana Seach expertly discusses how play enables children with Autism to: represent their knowledge of the world and their relationships with others spontaneously explore ways of thinking about themselves and the objects they encounter develop communication and companionship discover motivating ways to learn extend their imagination and creative potential. Those who live and work with children who have Autism and Asperger Syndrome will find Interactive Play for Children with Autism an invaluable tool when implementing strategies to develop interactive play in educational establishments, care settings and the family home.

The Essential Guide to Flash Games

Building Interactive Entertainment with ActionScript

Author: Jeff Fulton,Steve Fulton

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430226153

Category: Computers

Page: 664

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The Essential Guide to Flash Games is a unique tool for Flash game developers. Rather than focusing on a bunch of low-level how-to material, this book dives straight into building games. The book is divided into specific game genre projects, covering everything from old classics such as a Missile Command-style game, to hot new genres such as retro evolved. The chapters build in complexity through the book, and new tools are introduced along the way that can be reused for other games. The game projects covered start simple and increase in complexity as more and more tools are added to your tool chest. Ten full game projects are discussed in detail. Each solves a very different game development problem and builds on the knowledge gained from the previous project. Many advanced game development techniques are covered, including particle systems, advanced controls, artificial intelligence, blitting, scrolling, and more.

Writing Interactive Music for Video Games

A Composer's Guide

Author: Michael Sweet

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321961587

Category: Computers

Page: 478

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“This book is a must read for newcomers and experienced composers wanting to learn more about the art of video game composition.” —Chuck Doud, Director of Music, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios All You Need to Know to Create Great Video Game Music Written by the developer of Berklee School of Music's pioneering game scoring program, this guide covers everything professional composers and music students need to know about composing interactive music for video games, and contains exclusive tools for interactive scoring—tools that were previously available only at Berklee. Drawing on twenty years of professional experience in the game industry, Michael Sweet helps you master the unique language of music storytelling in games. Next, he walks you through the entire music composition process, from initial conceptualization and creative direction through implementation. Inside, you'll find dozens of examples that illustrate adaptive compositional techniques, from small downloadable games to multimillion dollar console titles. In addition, this guide covers the business side of video game composition, sharing crucial advice about contracts, pricing, sales, and marketing. Coverage includes Overcoming the unique challenges of writing for games Composing music that can adapt in real time to player actions Developing thematic ideas Using audio middleware to create advanced interactive scores Working effectively with game development teams Understanding the life of a video game composer Managing contracts, rights, estimating, and negotiation Finding work The companion website contains software tools to help you master interactive music concepts explored in this book, with additional resources and links to learn more about scoring for games. See Appendix A for details.

Play American Mah Jongg! Kit

Everything you Need to Play American Mah Jongg

Author: Elaine Sandberg

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916414

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call "Mahjong!" Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg. The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles

The Game Audio Tutorial

A Practical Guide to Creating and Implementing Sound and Music for Interactive Games

Author: Richard Stevens,Dave Raybould

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136127011

Category: Art

Page: 445

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Design and implement video game sound from beginning to end with this hands-on course in game audio. Music and sound effects speak to players on a deep level, and this book will show you how to design and implement powerful, interactive sound that measurably improves gameplay. If you are a sound designer or composer and want to do more than just create audio elements and hand them over to someone else for insertion into the game, this book is for you. You'll understand the game development process and implement vital audio experiences-not just create music loops or one-off sound effects. The Game Audio Tutorial isn't just a book-you also get a powerful website (www.thegameaudiotutorial.com)

Anxiety-Free Kids

An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

Author: Bonnie Zucker

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618215639

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

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Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.

SOCOM 3

U.S. Navy Seals : the Official Guide

Author: Piggyback Interactive Ltd

Publisher: Piggyback

ISBN: 0761552073

Category: Games

Page: 192

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MASSIVE MULTIPLAYER CHAPTER: in-depth analysis of online mode, multiplayer tactics revealed, radically refine your teamwork and wreak havoc among your opponents! ALL SINGLE-PLAYER AND MULTIPLAYER MAPS: highlighting absolutely everything. Keys to all icons are presented in the back cover foldout. COMPLETE MISSION-BASED WALKTHROUGH: step by step instructions to help you ace the game on all difficulty levels. ALL SECRETS REVEALED: unlockables, hidden Bonus and Crosstalk objectives, PSP (Playstation Portable) connectivity... you name it, this guide's go it, and now so do you. INSTANT ACCESS: Innovative back cover foldout, color coded index, unique 3-level tab system ensure you find the data you require immediately.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider Legend

The Complete Guide

Author: Lara Croft,Piggyback Interactive Ltd

Publisher: Random House Reference &

ISBN: 076155324X

Category: Games

Page: 193

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The Legend Uncovered ·Highlighted references lead to the 49-page Extras chapter, which not only explains how to collect each Gold, Silver, and Bronze reward, but also reveals every single unlockable feature in Tomb Raider: Legend. ·Back cover foldout features multiformat control instructions and a map legend for easy reference. ·Piggyback's signature three-level tab system facilitates easy access to all sections of the guide, such as the illuminating How to Play chapter, individual level walkthroughs, the Secrets section, and the revealing Behind the Scenes interview feature. ·Concept art, sketches, renders, and illustrative hi-res screenshots make every page an individual and visually rich experience. ·Authoritative, all-encompassing walkthrough offers step-by-step guidance, plus advanced strategies and tried-and-tested techniques refined over months of dedicated play. ·Dozens of detailed annotated maps provide an at-a-glace guide to every locale Lara visits. All maps feature key information for each area, including checkpoints, reward locations, and the ideal route for Lara to follow.

3D Photoshop for Creative Professionals

Interactive Guide for Creating 3D Art

Author: Stephen Burns

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317552725

Category: Photography

Page: 300

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Photoshop is the cornerstone of the graphics industry and understanding its 3D capabilities is becoming a requirement for graphic designers, photographers, and creatives alike. Starting with the fundamental tools and ending with advanced resources, Adobe Community Professional Stephen Burns guides you with a clear voice and creative exercises that encourage you to work as you read. Accompanied by a free app that includes video tutorials, interactive models to compare your activity work from the book against, and on-going updates about the latest Photoshopreleases, this book will elevate your art off the page and into a new world of possibilities. (The app is available for the iPad and iPhone in the iTunes App Store, and Android users can find it through Google Play. Just search for 3D Photoshop on either of these platforms and download it to your device.)

Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design

How to Create Games Children Love

Author: Mark Schlichting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996918510

Category: Computers

Page: 412

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Understanding Kids, Play, and Interactive Design is a comprehensive guide that offers magical techniques to creating award-winning titles for kids. Learn the best-kept secrets, from understanding ages and stages and how that applies to design, identifying and using over 30 play patterns, to adding delightful audio, humor, and the magic of surprise.

Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters.

A Homeschooler's Interactive Guide to Discovering Your True Identity

Author: Tim Tebow

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0735289956

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The World Does Not Define You! Nobody said your life would be easy. And the older you get, the more difficult it seems to become. Deep down you may know your value as a person isn’t defined by wearing cool name-brand clothes, scoring points for a sports team, or even by having a huge number of social media followers. And you’re right! Your identity resides in something—in fact, Someone—much greater than anything this world can offer: The only identity worth having…is found in Jesus Christ! American sports icon, Tim Tebow knows firsthand what it's like to face pressure head-on. In Know Who You Are. Live Like It Matters, he shares the wisdom he’s learned—not from what the world says, but from what God says in His Word. Tim will guide you through thirty-six weeks of lessons, each based on a key Scripture, to discover who you are—by learning more about whose you are! You will also have the opportunity to write down your thoughts, feelings, and ideas on topics such as: * Building godly character * Maintaining great relationships * Standing out from the crowd * Doing things that matter in the big picture Get ready to live bigger than ever before…with your faith and identity secured in a God who loves you beyond measure!

God of War

Prima Collector's Edition Guide

Author: Prima Games

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780744018189

Category:

Page: 352

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Exclusive PS4 Controller Skin: Only Available with this Collector's Edition Guide! Exclusive Foreword: Written by creative director Cory Barlog! Stunning Art Section: Features pieces from the upcoming official God of War art book from Dark Horse! Fan Art: Includes amazing art from dedicated fans! Compelling Interviews: Hear from the talented minds behind God of War! Premium Hardcover Book: The gorgeous, exclusive design is a must have for any fan, and features the signatures of the entire development team! Comprehensive Walkthrough: We lead you step by step from start to finish, through the brutal Norse wildlands of God of War Detailed Maps: Our maps reveal key locations, crucial items, and hidden secrets--never lose your way! Expert Combat Tactics: We show you how to master vicious physical combat to vanquish every foe. Exhaustive Data on Upgrades & Enemies: Complete analysis of how to upgrade Kratos' Leviathan Axe and Atreus' bow & arrow along with details on how to battle the hordes of Norse creatures they encounter Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web access version of the complete guide, optimized for a second-screen experience.

Jamaica Tag-Along

Author: Juanita Havill

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547505256

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Jamaica doesn't want a younger child to play with her, until she remembers how she felt when her older brother excluded her from his games.

Fallout 4 Ultimate Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Bundle

Author: David Hodgson,Nick von Esmarch

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780744016895

Category:

Page: 448

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This ultra-limited bundle contains items straight from the Wasteland and a hardcover guide--all the necessities for survival for the ultimate Fallout® 4 collector! Zap That Thirst! With these Nuka Cola collectibles: a Nuka Cola metal bottle opener, five magnetic bottle caps, and a Nuka Cola embroidered patch. It pays to know the date when the apocalypse is on its way! Keep track with The Art of Fallout® 4 2015-2016 calendar. The guide and items are packaged in a premium full-color box with a magnetic flap closure. Premium hardcover book with bonus soft-touch dust jacket--exclusive to the bundle. A must-have for any Fallout® 4 fan! Includes seven lithographs and a poster-size world map. This staggeringly comprehensive guide is stuffed with all the information you'll need to survive and thrive in Fallout® 4. Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Unlock the enhanced eGuide for access to updated content, all optimized for a second-screen experience. This limited edition bundle will only be printed once. When they are sold out, they will be gone forever!

The Ideal Team Player

How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119209617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.

When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry...

Author: Molly Bang

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338088440

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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"Oh is Sophie ever angry now!" Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, kids will see what Sophie does when she gets angry. What do you do?

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition

Prima Official Game Guide

Author: David Hodgson,Stephen Stratton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780307891402

Category: Games

Page: 655

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A guide to the "Elder Scrolls V, Skyrim" video game that includes walkthroughs, strategies, statistics and customization options for characters, insider tips, and detailed maps.

A Composer's Guide to Game Music

Author: Winifred Phillips

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262026643

Category: Games

Page: 275

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A comprehensive, practical guide to composing video game music, from acquiring the necessary skills to finding work in the field.

Super Mario Odyssey

Prima Collector's Edition Guide

Author: Prima Games,Joe Epstein

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780744018875

Category: Video games

Page: 336

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Complete guide to Super Mario Odyssey video game, including detailed maps, puzzle secrets, and how to defeat enemies in the game.