We Deserve Better Villains

We Deserve Better Villains

We Deserve Better Villains

We Deserve Better Villains is a highly accessible how-to guide for video game designers no matter what level of experience to understand what is needed to be successful in the development cycle of any video game from concept to supporting the game live. Each chapter outlines a period in a video games development cycle, what key concepts need to be on a designers mind and how they can work to improve themselves every step of the way. To help visualize the journey the chapters start with a section centered on the reader as a hero character in a fictitious adventure video game that faces the trials and tribulations of the development cycle to completing the game. We all deserve better games, better heroes and villains which starts with learning what it takes to survive in the game development system as a videogame designer. Key Features Accessible enough for novices, insightful enough for veteran game designers Allows readers of at any level of video game knowledge to connect with the struggle of making a video game Concepts are delivered in a short, specific approach followed with practical exercises to follow to getting the reader into action to improve their skills

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Genre : Computers
Author : Jai Kristjan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-06-10
Total Pages : 238 Pages
ISBN : 9780429589805


Wicked Villains Boxset

Wicked Villains Boxset

Come take a walk on the dark and sexy side with the first three books in the Wicked Villains series. Join Jasmine as she navigates her first kinky relationship with the man who staged a coup and took everything from her--Jafar. Hades and Megaera's relationship has gone cold, and there's only one way to save it--and get the revenge Hades is desperate for--bring Hercules into their bedroom games. Tink's contract is nearly up, and she's got nowhere to turn...except to Hook. And he's not going to stop until he has his ring on her finger and her in his bed. Forever. This boxset includes: Desperate Measures Learn My Lesson A Worthy Opponent

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Katee Robt
Publisher : Trinkets and Tales LLC
Release : 2021-01-02
Total Pages : 728 Pages
ISBN :


Uncanny Magazine Issue 24

Uncanny Magazine Issue 24

The September/October 2018 issue of Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine. Our Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction Special Issue! Guest edited by Dominik Parisen and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, Nicolette Barischoff, S. Qioyi Lu, and Judith Tarr. Featuring new fiction by William Alexander, Rachel Swirsky, Jennifer Brozek, A.T. Greenblatt, A. Merc Rustad, Katharine Duckett, Nisi Shawl, Stu West, P.H. Lee, Fran Wilde, and Marissa Lingen, essays by Andi C. Buchanan, Fran Wilde, Zaynab Shahar, John Wiswell, A.J. Hackwith, Ira Gladkova, Gemma Noon, teri.zin, and Marieke Nijkamp, and poetry by Rita Chen, Rose Lemberg, Genevieve DeGuzman, Robin M. Eames, Sarah Gailey, Alicia Cole, Khairani Barokka, Bogi Takács, and Julia Watts Belser, interviews with Rachel Swirsky and Marissa Lingen by Sandra Odell, a cover by Likhain, and an editorial by Dominik Parisien and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : William Alexander
Publisher : Uncanny Magazine
Release : 2018-09-03
Total Pages : 380 Pages
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If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains

“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.” —Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New York Times Book Review On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

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Genre : Fiction
Author : M. L. Rio
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2017-04-11
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781250095305


The Nature Of Desert Claims

The Nature Of Desert Claims

Offers a new approach to understanding the concept of desert and its relationship to justice.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Kevin Kinghorn
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-05-20
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9781108845328


When Villains Rise

When Villains Rise

With her best friend, Kovit's, life in danger, Nita is determined to take down the black market once and for all.

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Author : Rebecca Schaeffer
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781328863560


Overcome Your Villains

Overcome Your Villains

Whether you’re facing the glass ceiling, a toxic work environment, or anything in between, limit-breaking female founder Heather Monahan’s 3-Step BAK process will help you evaluate and eliminate any outside or self-defeating blockers between where you are now and where you deserve to be. If you’ve ever felt alone, down, defeated, or discouraged—this book’s for you. If you’ve ever been unsure of your next move or felt your confidence slip just when you needed it the most—this book is definitely for you. Author and entrepreneur Heather Monahan will help you learn the easy but remarkable steps you can take to overcome the negative people and other challenges we all encounter at work and at home, find real and lasting happiness, and achieve the success you deserve in your career and in your personal life. Growing up in poverty, Heather leapfrogged the tremendous obstacles in her life to reach the pinnacle of success in business—only to lose it all when she was fired by the villain who was her new boss. She has seen the worst of the worst when it comes to the destruction a toxic workplace can have on someone’s perception of themselves and their outlook for the future. In these pages, she lights the beacon on your path towards stepping into and then stomping out your fear to reach your full potential—regardless of the level of trauma you’ve experienced or are currently experiencing in your workplace. Overcome Your Villains will help you learn: Heather’s 3-Step BAK process to evaluate your situation and identify a clear path forward. How to deal with (or overcome) a toxic environment, whether that be at work, at home, or in your own head. All the options you have to reach your full potential, and how to immediately start pursuing them.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Heather Monahan
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Release : 2021-11-16
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781400225583


No Salvation

No Salvation

Inspired by actual events, No Salvation features the USS Salvation as it sails for months on end in the South China Sea in the violent closing days of the Vietnam War. Exhaustion, drugs and discontent run rampant aboard ship and crew morale is at an all-time low. These conditions affect four thousand men being sequestered for months on end without port visits has everyone on edge. This is 1972, a time when inequality and racial tension permeated ships fleet-wide. As a way to mitigate racial unrest, the ship’s captain brings in Commander Robert Porter as his Executive Officer. Commander Porter isn’t sure if he’s been selected for the job because of his skills or for the color of his skin, but the black crew doesn’t accept him. Amid rampant drug use and various forms of sabotage, the biggest challenge to the ship’s performance and the crew’s safety is a series of violent attacks made by planes launching from the flight deck, but more perilous are the racial tensions boiling below. Porter is uniquely positioned to save them all, but can he? If so, at what cost? Praise for NO SALVATION: “Truth, as they say, may be stranger than fiction, but novelist and award-winning editor, Jeffery Hess, manages to masterfully blend both in No Salvation. Based on actual events from another era, Hess’s novel with page-turning cinematic appeal sizzles with gritty realism and uncomfortable truths regarding racial tensions aboard a U.S. Navy carrier. I dare readers to walk away unchanged—in how they see others, and how they see themselves in the world.” —Tracy Crow, author of Eyes Right: Confessions of a Woman Marine “In a skillful fictionalization of the racial discord aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in 1972, Mr. Hess has created an unflinching picture of life aboard a Navy carrier forty-seven years ago, in a work that builds in tension with each chapter to a decisive climax, bloody, but prescient with hope.” —Raymond Hutson, author of Finding Sgt. Kent “From the opening chapter Hess plunges you deep within a Navy aircraft carrier where a brutal black vs. white event has occurred, with characters rich enough to have stand-alone stories of their own. Powerful is not only the first word that comes to mind when describing No Salvation, it’s the best word.” —Jonathan Brown, author of the Lou Crasher series “Hess, himself a Navy veteran, knows exactly what he's doing, and has given us a riveting and compelling story firmly based on real events from the closing days of the Vietnam war.” — Tim Bazzett, author of the Cold War memoir Soldier Boy: At Play in the ASA

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jeffery Hess
Publisher : Down & Out Books
Release : 2019-05-27
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN :


Vicious

Vicious

A masterful tale of ambition, jealousy, desire, and superpowers. Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end? In Vicious, V. E. Schwab brings to life a gritty comic-book-style world in vivid prose: a world where gaining superpowers doesn't automatically lead to heroism, and a time when allegiances are called into question. "A dynamic and original twist on what it means to be a hero and a villain. A killer from page one...highly recommended!" —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Marvel Universe vs The Avengers and Patient Zero One of Publishers Weekly's Best Fantasy Books of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : V. E. Schwab
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2013-09-24
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781466822177


Shakespeare S Villains

Shakespeare S Villains

Shakespeare's Villainsand151;and Calumniators and Tyrants is a close reading of Shakespeare's plays to investiage the nature of evil. Charney closely considers the way that dramatic characters are developed in terms of language, imagery, and nonverbal stage effects. With chapters on Iago, Tarquin, Aaron, Richard Duke of Glaucester, Shylock, Claudius, Polonius, Macbeth, Edmund, Goneril, Regan, Angelo, Tybalt, Don John, Iachimo, Lucio, Julius Caesar, Leontes, and Duke Frederick, this book is the first comprehensive study of the villains in Shakespeare.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Maurice Charney
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 156 Pages
ISBN : 9781611474978