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This topic contains 24 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Steph 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #4229

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well I think this is an event…the book is finished!! …

    only stuff like pics and indexing left..

    off home to me bed though as off to Vancouver for DIGRA early tomorrow morning..see some of you there…

    big celebration some time in my future!!!

    Aphra.

  • #22107

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Congratulations Aphra!, I cant wait to buy a copy then pimp some more copies to everyone I know.

    I’ll either shake your hand in August be it in Dublin or Dundee !

  • #22108

    Ronny
    Participant

    Congratulations, Aphra!

    Looking forward to picking up my copy. The publishers gave you any idea of a release date?

    Have a good time in Canada. :D

  • #22110

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Fantastic! Congrats!!!!

  • #22111

    aphra
    Keymaster

    thanks

    they ain’t fast about turning it around ..it will be just before or just after christmas…the perfect stocking filler!

    Aphra.

  • #22112

    gizmo
    Participant

    Fancy another promotional tour of DCU for it? :D

  • #22114

    peter_b
    Participant

    congratulations.

    whats it called again?

  • #22115

    Idora
    Participant

    congrats, Aphra

    What will you do now with those long winter Coleraine eveings?

  • #22117

    mal
    Participant

    Nice one Aphra!

    Are you planning on writing another one in the near future?

    Mal

  • #22137

    fitch
    Participant

    big congrats Aphra .. that’s a acheivement that you can be really happy with.

    looking forward to it 8)

  • #22145

    lk_
    Participant

    What is this book?

    Unless it makes me popular with the ladies I don’t want it(and lets face it what hope has it! of doing that)

    Congrats with the book.

  • #22150

    peter_b
    Participant
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    peter_b
    Participant
  • #22152

    lk_
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  • #22153

    peter_b
    Participant

    lol, I think we could all do with one of them. Now if you could just write say a 200 pages on your approach I’m sure you’d have a best seller on your hands.

    [/quote:6ae49e1483]

    prime time summarised the basic gist just before christmas ;)

  • #22159

    lk_
    Participant

    Any links to the post? I think I’m going blind. When are we going to get a serach function on this forum :cry:

  • #22173

    aphra
    Keymaster

    hi all..

    greetings from Vancouver – sometimes this academic lark isn’t too bad – over here for DIGRA – see the calendar..will post more as the conference progresses. There is an IGDA Vancouver meeting arranged to coincide with the event tomorrow night which should be good.

    I am hoping the book will be called Gamework/Gameplay although my editor didn’t know what gameplay was and will probably want me to add a sub-title ..that title was suggested in part by an earlier thread on gd.ie so there will be an appropriate acknowledgement in the opening of the book!!

    I think in paper back the book will cost around the twenty pounds mark – again I don’t have too much control over that.. it is a kind of standard academic type price and the target audience is undergraduate media and game studies students..

    I will however be looking for pics to illustrate sections of the book and may be in contact with some people about this when I get back. They will have to be in black and white in the text so that rules out really dark moody images…I am going to use both know well known screen shots with less well known images

    thanks for all your support tho…it might not be a really exciting read, not exactly Joyce, but it should be informative even for game devs who are not the main market..

    Aphra.

  • #22176

    lk_
    Participant

    cool, look forward to getting my hands on a copy. Any chances of signed copies? :D

  • #22182

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Gameplay: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Joypad

  • #22216

    Pete
    Participant

    Congrats Aphra, as Fr. Ted might say “Good Luck with the book”!!

  • #22257

    Festoon
    Participant

    I am hoping the book will be called Gamework/Gameplay although my editor didn’t know what gameplay was and will probably want me to add a sub-title ..that title was suggested in part by an earlier thread on gd.ie so there will be an appropriate acknowledgement in the opening of the book!!
    [/quote:b56fdc332f]

    Hey that was partly my suggestion wasn’t it? I’m dead chuffed now. :D

    Congrats on finishing the book Aphra.

    I’m looking forward to:

    1) Reading it. Obviously.
    2) Getting copies for my students to inspire them – to demonstrate that Irish people can have an impact in the broader world.

    Irish apathy and negativity have been on my mind a lot lately.

  • #22260

    peter_b
    Participant

    hi all..

    thanks for all your support tho…it might not be a really exciting read, not exactly Joyce, but it should be informative even for game devs who are not the main market..

    Aphra.[/quote:652922c9dd]

    well joyce wasnt particularly exciting i got 1 page into Ulysee down waterstones, turned and bought da vinci code, coz at least i could understand that book ;)

  • #22290

    Idora
    Participant

    well joyce wasnt particularly exciting i got 1 page into Ulysee down waterstones, turned and bought da vinci code, coz at least i could understand that book ;)[/quote:71830af384]philistine :shock:

  • #22292

    peter_b
    Participant

    philistine :shock:[/quote:be692b644e]

    you say philistine i say realist. always good to know ones limits ;)

  • #22303

    Steph
    Participant

    Well done Aphra! Don’t forget to post the ISBN so I can grab a copy :wink:

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