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Paperback, 398 pages
Published May 2019
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Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I've played a number of Zachtronics games. SpaceChem and Opus Magnum. TIS-100 and Ironclad Tactics. For a programmer/code geek/puzzle lover like me, they're a wonderful sort of thing.

And from the standpoint of someone that's made a few very small games, loves to learn about how they're made, and would like to do more with game design, ZACH-LIKE, A Game Design History is a fascinating read.

Basically, it goes through a large chunk of the notes Zach Barth has made for games both released and unreleased, going all the way to middle sc
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Stroll through the Zachtronics memory palace, where no idea or fever dream for a game is left behind or forgotten. I’ve heard that learning by teaching is the mark of understanding, but learning by making a game may be the greater insight. You’ll leave this book inspired - and possibly calling your parents to unearth your old notebooks for long lost video game doodles.
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