Games Design

On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks and eResources

Finding Games Design Resources

All items have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Games Design eBooks

You can access Games Design eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Basics of Game Design
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Beginning 3D Game Development with Unity
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Unity 4.x Cookbook
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Games Design eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

Gamasutra logoGamasutra has a mission to inform and inspire their game developer readership through journalism, as well as criticism whilst providing game developers a prominent platform to discuss all matters related to the art and business of making video games.
GDC Vault logoGDC Vault is a trove of in-depth design, technical and inspirational talks and slides from the influencers of the game development industry, taken from over 20 years of the worldwide Game Developers Conferences.
Pixel Prospector logoPixelProspector offers information about the latest video game developments and projects.

Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email library@northamptoncollege.ac.uk with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.