Game Design: Theory and Practice, Second Edition Richard Rouse III 2010-03-18 “Both burgeoning game designers and devoted gamers should consider [Game Design: Theory & Practice] an essential read.” — Computer Gaming World “Ultimately, in both theory and practice, Rouse’s Game Design bible gets the job done. Let us pray.” - Next Generation magazine In the second edition to the acclaimed Game Design: Theory & Practice, designer Richard Rouse III balances a discussion of the essential concepts behind game design with an explanation of how you can implement them in your current project. Detailed analysis of successful games is interwoven with concrete examples from Rouse’s own experience. This second edition thoroughly updates the popular original with new chapters and fully revised text.
Anatomy of a Robot Charles Bergren 2003-04-22 This work looks under the hood of all robotic projects, stimulating teachers, students, and hobbyists to learn more about the gamut of areas associated with control systems and robotics. It offers a unique presentation in providing both theory and philosophy in a technical yet entertaining way.
Master of the Walking Dead Joseph J. Millard 2020-07-16 The original 1939 blurb for this story reads: "Molding corpses stalk darkness as fate cuts a grim, macabre jigsaw of death!" Today you would except a zombie story, as with the hit TV show "The Walking Dead," but in the original pages of the pulp magazine Thrilling Mystery, you get the opposite -- a classic crime story by one of the best pulp writers of the era. The dead may walk, but there is always a rational explanation, now matter how sensational the blurb.
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The Book of Games Bendik Stang 2007 "Explores more than one hundred of the latest and most exciting video games, providing information of great interest to gamers and parents. Sorted by genre, each game is presented on a two-page spread including an informative game summary with challenges and hints, a description of key gameplay activities, average game score, parental age information and game complexity. Nine illustrative screen shots show the game in action; and if you like what you see, check out the list of similar games at the bottom of each page"--Publisher's website (viewed April 21, 2008).
Sacred Journey 2011
Pyrotechs Raymond Bush 2001-12-01 In a flash of yellow-white light, in a wave of searing heat, and in an ocean of flames, lives are forever changed, destroyed, and resurrected from the ashes that remain. From those ashes has arisen…Pyrotechs.In the not too distant future, Earth is succumbing to the ravages of global warming, and a new threat that lurks on the horizon—pyroterrorists. Faced with this worldwide menace, the United States Congress is willing to gamble on a controversial project, Code Name: Pyrotechs.Using state-of-the-art equipment—fire-retardant exo-armor suits, global positioning satellites, heat-vision, and other high-tech devices—Pyrotechs team members will battle some of the greatest dangers known to mankind. But before these futuristic firefighters can save the world, they must first face The Fire Within.
R Is for Robot Adam F. Watkins 2017 "Join a band of robots on their noisy mission to build the alphabet!" -- Page [4] cover.
Machine Medical Ethics Simon Peter van Rysewyk 2014-09-05 The essays in this book, written by researchers from both humanities and science, describe various theoretical and experimental approaches to adding medical ethics to a machine, what design features are necessary in order to achieve this, philosophical and practical questions concerning justice, rights, decision-making and responsibility in medical contexts, and accurately modeling essential physician-machine-patient relationships. In medical settings, machines are in close proximity with human beings: with patients who are in vulnerable states of health, who have disabilities of various kinds, with the very young or very old and with medical professionals. Machines in these contexts are undertaking important medical tasks that require emotional sensitivity, knowledge of medical codes, human dignity and privacy. As machine technology advances, ethical concerns become more urgent: should medical machines be programmed to follow a code of medical ethics? What theory or theories should constrain medical machine conduct? What design features are required? Should machines share responsibility with humans for the ethical consequences of medical actions? How ought clinical relationships involving machines to be modeled? Is a capacity for empathy and emotion detection necessary? What about consciousness? This collection is the first book that addresses these 21st-century concerns.
The Age Atomic Adam Christopher 2013-03-26 The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle. Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale. As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest – or destruction – of the Empire State. File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]
Pathways to Literacy Michael R. Sampson 1991 Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i, t.
The Night Bus Hero Onjali Q. Raúf 2022-02-08 What does it take to turn a bully into a hero? Empathy and the power of forgiveness take center stage in this poignant novel by the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class. Getting in trouble is what Hector does best. He knows that not much is expected of him. In fact, he gets some of his most brilliant prank ideas while sitting in detention. But how far is too far? When Hector plays a prank on a homeless man and is seen and shamed by a schoolmate, he reaches a turning point. He wants to be viewed differently and decides to do something that will change his fate for the better. But will anyone take him seriously? This moving story told with humor and heart presents readers with some recognizable characters, like a bully and a teacher’s pet, and introduces them to some they may not be so familiar with— like those who are homeless, who live on the street, and whose stories are equally meaningful and important. Readers will feel motivated to see the best in others and hopeful that bad things can be overcome with effort.
Zathura 2002 Left on their own for an evening, two boisterous brothers find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical space adventure board game.
I, Robot Isaac Asimov 2004 The development of robot technology to a state of perfection by future civilizations is explored in nine science fiction stories.
Philip K. Dick High David Bischoff 2000-06-01
Comics Above Ground Durwin S. Talon 2004 Comics have had a tremendous effect on popular culture and are now being felt in other storytelling mediums. Assembled in Comics Above Ground are top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training from the comics profession and its effects in -Mainstream Media, - including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children's Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Video Game Animation, Motion Pictures and other media. Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Louise Simonson, Dave Dorman, Greg Rucka and other creators share their perspectives and their work in both comics and their -other professions.- This book also boasts career overviews, never before seen art, and interviews, as well as featuring the creators' favorite works in comics.
Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design Scott Rogers 2014-04-16 Want to design your own video games? Let expert Scott Rogers show you how! If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren’t sure where to start, then the SECOND EDITION of the acclaimed Level Up! is for you! Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers, who has designed the hits Pac Man World, Maximo and SpongeBob Squarepants, this updated edition provides clear and well-thought out examples that forgo theoretical gobbledygook with charmingly illustrated concepts and solutions based on years of professional experience. Level Up! 2nd Edition has been NEWLY EXPANDED to teach you how to develop marketable ideas, learn what perils and pitfalls await during a game’s pre-production, production and post-production stages, and provide even more creative ideas to serve as fuel for your own projects including: Developing your game design from the spark of inspiration all the way to production Learning how to design the most exciting levels, the most precise controls, and the fiercest foes that will keep your players challenged Creating games for mobile and console systems – including detailed rules for touch and motion controls Monetizing your game from the design up Writing effective and professional design documents with the help of brand new examples Level Up! 2nd Edition is includes all-new content, an introduction by David “God of War” Jaffe and even a brand-new chili recipe –making it an even more indispensable guide for video game designers both “in the field” and the classroom. Grab your copy of Level Up! 2nd Edition and let’s make a game!
Five Steps to Tomorrow Eando Binder 2014-08-21 The scene is Earth in the near future. The scientific force of the Dictator Syndicate, controlled by five men, has reduced whole segments of the population to mindless robots. Humanitarian dissenters are driven mad...then swiftly murdered. As civilization's end rushes closer, one lone man opposes the forces of darkness...only he can nullify the powerful invention of the evil five! A classic of science fiction by the author of ADAM LINK, ROBOT!
The Exile of Time Ray Cummings 2010-10-01 From somewhere out of Time come a swarm of Robots who inflict on New York the awful vengeance of the diabolical cripple Tugh.
Robobaby David Wiesner 2020 Robots are much more than machines in the emotionally resonant world of Robobaby, where the arrival of a new baby in a robot family is a festive occasion. Iconic picture book creator David Wiesner captures the excitement as Lugnut (father), Diode (mother), and big sister Cathode (Cathy) welcome the newcomer. Cathy, with her handy toolbox and advanced knowledge of robotics and IT, is ignored while the adults bungle the process of assembling baby Flange, with near catastrophic results. As the frantic, distracted adults rush about aimlessly, Cathy, unobserved, calmly clears up the technical difficulties and bonds with her new baby brother. Robobaby is a shout-out for girl scientists and makers, and a treat for all young robot enthusiasts.
Girl Genius: Agatha Heterodyne and the Beetleburg clank Phil Foglio 2010-07-20 Meet Zesty Tastee, flamboyant gay playboy and heir to the Tastee Corporationfortune. That's what the world knows of him, but Zesty is also Magpie, thecorporate saboteur who fights against his father's corrupt business practices.Zesty's evil tycoon dad is out to destroy an entire rainforest, and he's joinedup with a mysterious sect of ninjas to help keep 'Magpie' from interfering.Prince Ander is the sect agent on the case and Zesty has love at first sight forthis dreamy ninja master. Zesty can't understand why anyone as noble as Princewould ever work with his father. His mission is to find out the secret of therain forest, and win Prince's heart in the process!
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1) Jon Scieszka 2014-08-19 New York Times Bestseller "I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing." —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid "Huge laughs and great science—the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend." —Mac Barnett, author of Battle Bunny and The Terrible Two Clever science experiments, funny jokes, and robot hijinks await readers in the first of six books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein chapter book series from the mad scientist team of Jon Scieszka and Brian Biggs. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real science facts with adventure and humor, making these books ideal for STEM education. This first installment examines the science of “matter.” Kid-genius and inventor Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. In the series opener, an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm, and a flash of electricity bring Frank’s inventions—the robots Klink and Klank—to life! Not exactly the ideal lab partners, the wisecracking Klink and the overly expressive Klank nonetheless help Frank attempt to perfect his inventions.. . . until Frank’s archnemesis, T. Edison, steals Klink and Klank for his evil doomsday plan! Integrating real science facts with wacky humor, a silly cast of characters, and science fiction, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language and graphic illustrations on almost every page, this chapter book series is a must for reluctant readers. The Frank Einstein series encourages middle-grade readers to question the way things work and to discover how they, too, can experiment with science. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews raves, “This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders,” while Publishers Weekly says that the series “proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful.” Read all the books in the New York Times bestselling Frank Einstein series: Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Book 1), Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Book 2), Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Book 3), and Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Book 4). Visit for more information. STARRED REVIEW "In the final analysis, this buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders." --Booklist, starred review "Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect." —Kirkus Reviews "In refusing to take itself too seriously, it proves that science can be as fun as it is important and useful." —Publishers Weekly "With humor, straightforward writing, tons of illustrations, and a touch of action at the end, this book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series." --School Library Journal "Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers...Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can't wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters." —Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl "Jon Scieszka's new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in story telling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market." —Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt
Women Behind Bars in Romania Annie Samuelli 2014-04-08 In 1949, Annie Samuelli and her sister were seized by the Communists in a mass arrest of Romanians working for US and British legations. After nearly 12 years in separate prisons, they were released into exile on payment by a relative in the United States. This is her story.
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead Mystery Writers of America, Inc. 2011-05-02 The truly wealthy live in another world. From their multi-national businesses to their palatial mansions to their exotic vacations at glamorous places all around the world, they do everything in a big way. And sometimes, that even includes crime. In this anthology, you'll read about a wealthy writer who plots murder his hopeless agent, an aging actress who clings to her past of wealth and fame, and a spoiled rich boy who steps into dangerous territory with his mean antics, among others. THE RICH AND THE DEAD features mystery and crime stories set among the upper crust of society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that controls sixty percent of its riches--and just how far they'll go to stay on top.
Love People Andy Siege 2021-11-29 Charlie and Dmitry are as different as can be. But when they meet in the mental hospital, it is their differences that make them fall in love. What role does the mysterious Eternal Boxer play in their fateful connection? LOVE PEOPLE is a brilliant carousel ride about love, gender and mental illness. It is at the same time legend and myth, strength and weakness, birth and death. It is told in microscopic detail following all the rules of art and breaking them at the same time. It begins like a soft breeze and reads like a tsunami and ends like a twister.
Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot Walter Koenig 2011-01-07 From a distant world the invaders came. In their wake nearly all of the human population is disintegrated. Now survivors, both human and alien, trudge through this wasteland. Some are aimless, others purposeful, but all cling to survival and their own sanity, unaware their fates are intertwined. When Earth’s champions gather, is there hope for a better world? No, definitely not.
Dark Secrets P R Adams 2020-03-14 Secrets and lies can get you killed. Benji Chan is a Gridhound, an elite hacker. In fact, she’s the best hacker ever known. And she’s put together an expert team of Lancers—bounty hunters, detectives, and mercenaries. Now all she has to do is keep them together. Their first job seems simple enough: Find the spy who’s trying to steal valuable industrial secrets on a remote colony world. But nothing’s ever as simple as it appears. Lies and betrayal quickly destroy the team’s trust in each other and in their employer, and the job itself is nothing like they expected. Will this be the opportunity of a lifetime, or will it be the last thing they ever do? The Lancers series is full of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and enjoy the thrilling twists and turns that come with Dark Secrets.
Batman (1940-) #42 Bill Finger 2018-05-10 ÒCLAWS OF THE CATWOMAN!Ó Catwoman escapes from prison and starts a crime spree, only this time she is basing her crimes on famous fictional cat stories!
The Stars Must Wait Keith Laumer 2016-03-24 Awakened from suspended animation aboard his exploration starship, John Jackson is shocked to discover that the ship never left Earth - and that he has slept a century after a world war. Facing a nightmare wilderness inhabited by neo-barbarians and sentient tanks, Jackson is the only man who can bring the world to its senses.
Follies of Science Eric Dregni 2006 The early twentieth century's futuristic utopian plans for your home and lifestyle--in vivid color and detail!
Robot Envy Dave Pasciuto 2016-04-05 Robot Envy is an online community with thousands of fans and hundreds of artists coming together to celebrate the world's best robot art. It began back in 2012 with a successful kickstarter campaign featuring a specialty sketchbook/package design project created by davpunk. Since then, the Robot Envy network has flourished, promoting a new artist every week for the past 3 years. This "robolution" inspired a second sketchbook titled, "Robot Envy: Reconstruction," which featured brand new sketches and designs from davpunk. Founder Dave Pasciuto (davpunk) said, "We have curated the best robot inspired artwork on the planet. It's time to promote the creators and bring their work to life. This is why we launched Robot Envy: Zenith." Robot Envy: Zenith features a collection of the finest robot artwork in existence. One giant robot book with over 60 incredible robot artists; illustrators and sculptors from around the world. We feature some of the most inspiring artists today--like Jake Parker, Steve Talkowski, Dacosta, Brian Despain, Boris Bakliza, Emerson Tung, Bambino Monkey and Eric Joyner--just to name a very few! The book itself is an impressive 8.5 x 11 (portrait orientation), hardcover, 256 page, full-color art book. The interior pages beautifully display all of the amazing artwork in vivid detail. Hands down, this is coolest art book you can possibly own. So join the Robolution and activate Robot Envy: Zenith today!
Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems Eugene Kagan 2019-09-02 Offers a theoretical and practical guide to the communication and navigation of autonomous mobile robots and multi-robot systems This book covers the methods and algorithms for the navigation, motion planning, and control of mobile robots acting individually and in groups. It addresses methods of positioning in global and local coordinates systems, off-line and on-line path-planning, sensing and sensors fusion, algorithms of obstacle avoidance, swarming techniques and cooperative behavior. The book includes ready-to-use algorithms, numerical examples and simulations, which can be directly implemented in both simple and advanced mobile robots, and is accompanied by a website hosting codes, videos, and PowerPoint slides Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Motion-Planning, Communication and Swarming consists of four main parts. The first looks at the models and algorithms of navigation and motion planning in global coordinates systems with complete information about the robot’s location and velocity. The second part considers the motion of the robots in the potential field, which is defined by the environmental states of the robot's expectations and knowledge. The robot's motion in the unknown environments and the corresponding tasks of environment mapping using sensed information is covered in the third part. The fourth part deals with the multi-robot systems and swarm dynamics in two and three dimensions. Provides a self-contained, theoretical guide to understanding mobile robot control and navigation Features implementable algorithms, numerical examples, and simulations Includes coverage of models of motion in global and local coordinates systems with and without direct communication between the robots Supplemented by a companion website offering codes, videos, and PowerPoint slides Autonomous Mobile Robots and Multi-Robot Systems: Motion-Planning, Communication and Swarming is an excellent tool for researchers, lecturers, senior undergraduate and graduate students, and engineers dealing with mobile robots and related issues.
The Cobra Conspiracy Roger A. Naylor 2009-09-01 Middle-aged and unemployed Buck Barnum, once a feisty sports writer, lands a job in public relations with a Los Angeles shipyard. The company is about to launch a controversial high-tech ship. But Buck runs up against those who will do what-ever it takes to stop the project. Cast in the role of point man, he charges ahead, but with each step he sinks deeper into the confusing quagmire. He must stretch his ingenuity to new lengths if he is to save the project, his family, and himself.
If You're a Robot and You Know It Musical Robot 2015 "With free Musical Robot song download!"--Cover.
The Good Life Maryann Davenport 2005-09 Ursula Mink is the Robot Lady to millions of women in the southern California area, in her live TV show, The Good Life. It's the near future, an era of household robots, security robots, and express tracks for commuting into cities. Houses talk to their owners, fix dinner, and sort the mail.Ursula's fans envy her confidence with gadgets, her beauty, and her fame. They are sure she sips martinis by a huge pool with gorgeous men lined up to meet her every whim. Ursula lives on muffins and fruit punch and she is lonely in spite of her handsome celebrity boyfriend. Her greatest joy is pulling weeds out of her flowerbeds, until she meets her homeless next-door neighbor. Monte Cicero may live in a gardener's barn and invent robots but he's also the most passionate man she has ever met and his dark Asian eyes haunt her dreams.Enter her new boss, determined to make her his pet, and holding a grudge against Monte. A wise mouth African parrot and hilarious guests on her show add spice to the mix for a hysterical romp through small time stardom and the tribulations of a torrid love affair.
Arctic Sea David Poyer 2021-11-30 New threats surface in the aftermath of WWIII—this time, in the remote waters of the Arctic. Arctic Sea is the next thrilling entry in David Poyer's critically-acclaimed future war series. In the aftermath of a world war with China, Admiral Dan Lenson is assigned to set up a US Navy base on the rugged North Slope of Alaska, in response to Russian seabed claims that reach nearly to the US coast. Yet the current administration seems oddly reluctant to confront Russian aggression. At the same time, the International Criminal Court is accusing Dan of a war crime. Back in Washington, Blair Titus is running Jim Yangerhans’s campaign for president, while Dan’s daughter Nan battles disease in a radiation-soaked Midwest. But when Moscow plans to test the Apocalyps, a nuclear powered citykiller torpedo, in the Arctic Sea, Dan is sucked into a perilous covert mission. Will a barely victorious America survive dangerous new threats...both from without, and within?
Only Human Tom Holt 2012-09-04 Something is about to go wrong. Very wrong. What do you expect if the Supreme Being decides to get away from it all for a few days, leaving his naturally inquisitive son to look after the cosmic balance of things? A minor hiccup with a human soul and a welding machine soon leads to a violent belch, and before you know it the human condition-not to mention the lemming condition-is tumbling down the slippery slope to chaos.
The Night of the Trolls Keith Laumer 2020-10-09 In Night of the Trolls Keith Laumer introduces us to one of his most popular inventions The Bolo. These are Super Tanks capable of defending or destroying mankind. Jackson a volunteer in an experiment with suspended animations awakens to discover 80 years have gone by and the world has fallen apart. With a the help of a bolo it is up to him to bring mankind back. Bolo to the Rescue!
Electric Motorcycles and Bicycles Kevin Desmond 2018 "Beginning in 1881, isolated prototypes of electric tricycles and bicycles were patented. Limited editions followed in the 1940s. Today's one-wheel, two-wheel and three-wheel light electric vehicles can be in the millions. In this third installment of his electric transport history series, the author covers the lives of the engineers who have developed these e-wheelers"--Provided by publisher.
Project Monarch Joseph Ellis Pereira 2020-03-16 A mind-blowing romp of digital poetry in the vein of William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, this postbiopunk vision set in the year 2065 is the debut novel of author Joseph Ellis Pereira. The legendary hacker Katnip finds himself the only quantum warrior with the skills to stop a virus that threatens to destabilize reality itself. To do this he’ll need two things – the first being the truth. The Illuminati, itself guided by a mysterious agency run by three E.B.E.’s (Extraterrestrial Biological Entities ) i.e. The Grays exist. In fact, there is far more than a grain of truth to every conspiracy theory you’ve ever laughed about. The truth is these hidden masters’ were never the enemy, nor had they ever had one. Until now. And his weapon is Project Monarch. Seemingly unstoppable. Save for that second thing - Katnip’s girlfriend , Aliza, and the unquantifiable love that binds them. Place your bets – all the way down the rabbit hole.

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